>From today's Bicycle Retailer website: Persons-Majestic Drops Brooks Saddle Line
OCTOBER 03, 2003 -- HURON, OH (BRAIN)--After years of importing Brooks England saddles, Persons-Majestic will be phasing out Brooks' product over the next several months.
"There comes a time when a product line must be eliminated to allow room for future growth. Brooks is a great product and I wish them well in the future," said Charlie Persons, Persons-Majestic president.
Persons-Majestic will continue with the Ecolatch, Hebie, JOS, Oktos and Persons lines.
Dave Hostetter, the U.S. Brooks representative, said Brooks products remain available through a variety of distributors. Hostetter is talking with other importers about taking on the brand.
"We are sorry to lose Charlie as our U.S. importer. He has done a great job of keeping Brooks products in front of the market for many years. We will need a little time to assess the situation and decide on a course of action," Hostetter said.
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