JACKSON, WY (BRAIN) — The MIO Alpha claims to be the world's first strapless continuous heart rate monitor that is as accurate as chest-strap models.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — The Xventure Duro handlebar mount is one of several new action camera bike mounts being offered by Bracketron and introduced at Interbike last month. The mounts each fit GoPro cameras, including the Hero, Hero2 and Hero3.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Sharkies has introduced a caffeinated version of its organic energy chews.
The new Turbo Energy Chews, available in strawberry flavor, has caffeine from white tea equivalent to a half-shot of espresso.
SHELBY TWP, MI (BRAIN) — Vibra-Stop, a thread locker, sealant, and anti-vibration compound, is now available in an aerosol spray can and is being marketed for bicycle use.
The company said it had to overcome challenges involving curing and instability to make the compound available as an aerosol.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano has added new shoes and pedals options to its Click'R product line, which is aimed at beginner cyclists and commuters.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar is bringing holiday inspired flavors back again this winter with a lineup of limited edition seasonal varieties including new Pecan Pie; and past favorites, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie bars.
SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — GoPro launched its HERO3+ line of cameras that are 20 percent smaller and lighter this week. Battery life is 30 percent better than previous models, the company says. Other improvements include a sharper lens and new video capture modes. GoPro also unveiled new mounting accessories.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — The Showers Pass Amsterdam jacket is intended for bike commuters who don't want to choose between staying comfortable and dry on the bike and looking presentable off the bike.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — BMC's urban commuter, the AC01, was redesigned for 2014. As with the previous edition, fast commuting was the goal.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Michelin's new Wild Mud Advanced Reinforced tire is intended as enduro tire for muddy conditions. It features a tread design that makes it easier for riders to cut the tread lugs for improved performance on mixed or dusty conditions.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider's new aluminum-framed ST-PRO is about two pounds lighter than the company's steel-framed balance bikes, making it easy for even the smallest children to handle.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Elite Bicycle is a new book by VeloPress that offers portraits of some of the world's greatest bicycle artisans, examining the philosophies, the workmanship, and the personalities behind the prestigious brands.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Proceeds from the sale of special T-shirts and stickers being sold by a Colorado-based non-profit group are being donated to flood relief organizations.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Kinetic's Rock and Roll trainer was redesigned for the 2013-2014 season.
From the dealer's perspective, it now comes fully assembled and in packaging that explains its features on the showroom floor.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Blackburn's Airtower floor pumps feature a new pump head and increased durability for 2014.
The Airtower line includes five models: the Airtower 1, 2, 3 and 4, and the Airtower Shop Pump.
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule is offering a fat-bike upgrade kit for its T2 hitch rack.
The upgrade kit includes new front and rear wheel holders than can fit tires up to 5 inches wide.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — The HandleBand is a new product from NiteIze that attaches a smart phone to bike handlebars, but also has other functions.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Hayes Components is now shipping kits to convert its SunRingle Charger and Black Flag PRO and PRO SL wheels to use with SRAM's XD Driver cassette body.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — U.K. stormy weather brand SealSkinz now has its own U.S. subsidiary and is unveiling its full line to American retailers at Interbike this week. The Thin Angle Length Sock is 100 percent waterproof and breathable.
ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma is now shipping its first GPS-enabled bike computers, the ROX 10.0.
The ROX 10.0 has GPS, ANT+ and power features. It offers route guidance and navigation, in addition to speed, cadence, altitude and heart rate functions.