Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

  • For you carbon engineer-types, Ruckus Components has started a tumblr site showcasing busted carbon frames/forks and their after repair pics with a brief blurb on the failure types.
  • IWBMATTKYT stickers are available now from The Sufferfest.
  • John Pentecost, who most recently worked as Product and Marketing Manager for Race Face, has taken on the role of Int’l Sales Mgr for Yeti. He got his start in the bike industry as a co-founder of Evil Bikes/e.thirteen components and has over 9 years of experience in the bike industry.
  • IMBA has launched a new Canadian-language website. It will focus on Canadian news, trail building events, mountain biking resources and research, and their blog, eh!
  • Now through June 15, 2011 DannyShane is inviting customers to trade in any brand of new or gently used cycling jersey when purchasing a DannyShane jersey or bib and receive a $22 trade-in rebate.  DannyShane will then donate the trade-in jerseys to the Cadence Cycling Foundation, benefiting teen cyclists in need. Check here for more info.
  • From March 26 through April 26, Yokozuna USA will donate 10% of all Yokozuna Performance Shop net sales to aid those in Japan devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
  • Life Time Fitness and AEG have announced the Leadville Qualifying Series details and venues: June 19: Wilmington/Whiteface 100K, Wilmington, NY. July 10: Lake Tahoe Trail 100K, Lake Tahoe, NV. July 31: Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey, Mt Crested Butte, CO. Each race will provide 100 qualifying spots to the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race.
  • The first ever International Bike Weight Pulling Competition will be held during Minnesota’s Active Bike Living Expo, April 29th and 30th. Sponsored by HaveFunBiking.com.
  • Bike Rumor Contributing Writer, Anonymous Chris, is out of the product testing game for at least four weeks after accidentally running his thumb through a fixie drivetrain while wrenching at his full-time job. He posted all the gory details on his blog, (just) Riding Along.

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