Oct. 4, 2006 — MADISON, Wis. — Pacific Cycle Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Hornung will leave the company he founded at the end of this year. Hornung’s departure is in accordance with the agreement concluded when Dorel Industries Inc. acquired Pacific Cycle in early 2004. Jeff Frehner, part of the Pacific Cycle management team inherited by Dorel, has been President and COO since April 2005.
We want lighter frames, we want stronger parts and we want cheaper bikes. This doesn't always go hand in hand. We checked in with Mirraco's "Product guy" Jean-Luc Ferre who gives us an insight on triple butting, tubing thickness, heat treating and that sort of stuff. Weight is a big factor for BMX bikes these days. What can be done to a frame to save weight? Jean Luc: Obviously, reducing the thickness and diameter of the tubing plays a big role. There is a limit, though, in how far we can go for both. Using single, double or triple-butted tubing is another mean of reducing weight by optimizing tube thickness where needed. Other ways of reducing weight: - Designing smaller and thinner dropouts (5 or 4mm thick), heat-treatment is required in that case, - Using smaller BB shells and bearings (Euro is most likely the lightest type), - Reducing the thickness of the head tube (same, heat-treatment is required in that case).
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September 2006 Kent, WA: SEATTLE BIKE SUPPLY and AXO SPORT have just teamed up, with SBS signing-on as the exclusive U.S. distributor for all AXO cycling products. Starting in time for the holiday season, SBS will begin providing IBD’s with some of the finest, best-fitting cycling gear in the business. From jerseys to shoes, pants to gloves, dealers will have four satellite warehouses to receive product from quickly.“Our mission is to develop and manufacture the industry’s finest apparel, footwear and accessories for both motorsport and cycling, and for every skill level of riding -- from beginner to champion,” AXO CFO Nicola Serragiotto said. “AXO products have long been distinguished for design, innovation and distinctiveness amongst our competitors. And Seattle Bike Supply comes to us with a distinguished reputation in the bike business,” said Alessandra Zago, president of AXO. ”We are thrilled to have AXO added to our product offering,” commented SBS president Chuck Hooper. “AXO knows how to make great product and I can humbly state that we do a nice job of selling-to and servicing dealers; so this partnership is ideal. Many of our salesreps and employees have given testament to the quality and great fit of AXO clothing.”
September 2006 Seattle, WA - Seattle Bike Supply Inc.(SBS), an Accell Group company (Accell Group N.V.) and owners of Redline Bicycles, and Ten Pack Distribution (sister company to MacNeil Bikes Inc.) are proud to announce a two-part distribution deal designed to grow brand awareness and revenues for both Redline and MacNeil within the Canadian and US markets respectively. This synergistic deal brings together SBS and Ten Pack, two of the most respected distribution companies within the North American bicycle market.
System Cycle is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive US distributor for Germany’s Mankind Bicycle Company and the U.K’s Proper Bike Co. If you will be Interbike make sure to stop by the System Cycle booth (Booth #5565) September 27-29 to check out all the great products from both these brands as well as DK, FlyBikes, Suelo, Failure, The Shadow Conspiracy, Terrible One, Coalition and many more.
The latest Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany was the biggest one ever. Even for BMX it had quite a bit to offer. Usually it's the same few big brands that show the new product but the 2006 version of it had the biggest ('core) German BMX distributors (Allride, G&S, La Finca, Unity) display their new stuff. Some had a booth outside (Allride, KingKong, Kuwahara, Perv and they were lucky with the super weather in Friedrichshafen. It was a stacked show which had over 31,000 trade visitors, 19,684 visitors on the Open House Day and 1,064 journalists from 32 countries.
September 1, 2006 - *Sidewall Distribution is proud to announce the addition of two brands to its ever-expanding product range. Effective immediately, Sidewall Distribution will be responsible for the **U.S.** distribution of Roundabout Brand, in addition to So, What Does That Mean?*Roundabout Brand* is a clothing brand established by Hoffman Bikes rider Bas Keep and partner in crime Robin Fenlon, with support from assorted friends scattered throughout the U.K. The brand, spearheaded just last year, boasts a team that consists of such luminary riders as Ali Whitton, Robin Fenlon, Owain Clegg, Caleb Kilby and Hoffman Bikes U.K. rider Chris Souter, in addition to Keep and Fenlon.
August 31st , 2006, Lake Forest, CA -Heading into to 2008 product development cycle, Felt Bicycles announces that Alan Foster will be taking on the duties of an Assistant Product Manager for Felt BMX. Brian Wilson, Director of Product Development, said: “The new responsibilities of specifying the bikes and working with Asian suppliers are in addition to the duties already on Alan’s plate with BMX Team Management and BMX Marketing. Considering the fact that Alan is working essentially every facet of the BMX category, his official title has become BMX Brand Manager. We congratulate Alan on his new position and welcome him to the PD team.”
Alex rims, manufacturers of some super BMX rims are proud to announce, that you can reach ALEXRIMS from today via our new European Office."Our European Office and our Team in Taiwan will work together, to give you our excellent support."