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.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports' new Fondo pedals were developed to provide ease of use and high-performance.
MACON, GA (BRAIN) — Thomson's new titanium riser bar is 780mm wide with a 15mm rise. Backsweep is 8 degrees, upsweep is 5 degrees.
Thomson says that while titanium is not as light as carbon, it has "an unparralled ride. Strength and beauty count for something as well."
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — CXHairs LLC is now accepting pre-orders for "Skills, Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer," a new book written by Bill Schieken and Dan Tille and featuring U.S. cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider is offering a special edition Redline Strider under a licensing deal with Seattle Bike Supply, which owns the Redline trademark.
The BPA-free refillable Torpedo Hydration System 400 has a 26-ounce capacity and consists of an aero bottle, carbon mount and carbon cage with color-coordinated bite valve and spacers. Available with red or magenta accents.
Suggested retail: $134.95
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA plans to launch its first hydraulic mountain bike brakes at Eurobike next week, in XC Race and Trail versions.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima's 2014 line includes two new hitch-mast bike rack models, the FullSwing and the FullTilt.
SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Challenge is introducing a new cyclocross tire model in tubular and open tubular formats. The new Chicane tread pattern is optimized for fast course conditions and was developed with top British racer Helen Wyman. Wyman won the European championships on prototype Chicane tires.
FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Beans has launched new Protein Recovery Crisps formulated to rebuild muscle following intense training or competition.
Sport Beans Protein Recovery Crisps combine two sources of protein — whey and pea — in a bite-sized crisp. The texture mimics a malt ball.