SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn Designs' Airstik 2Stage Mini-Pump has a lightweight aluminum barrel and shaft and is switchable between high-volume and high-pressure modes for faster inflation with less effort.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The new Urban Racer bike model, part of Vanilla Workshop’s Speedvagen line, is intended as a “super commuter.”
The new model starts at $4,895, with multiple upgrade options available.
KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — The M450 bike computer features GPS, altitude, heart rate and integrated LED light.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell is introducing its latest MIPS-equipped helmet, the Event XC. At $90, it’s Bell’s most affordable MIPS helmet.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) – GoPro has unveiled its new HERO+ LCD camera, which offers a touch display for easy shot framing, settings control and access to in-camera video trimming feature. The HERO+ LCD is built directly into its waterproof housing.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist Jason Sumner's latest book, "75 Classic Rides Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes," focuses on routes from easy to epic around Sumner's native state.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Next month Shimano will offer a special limited-edition electric blue versuib of its top-of-the-line road shoe, the SH-R321.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has launched the Misceo iE, which the company says is the first e-bike in the U.S. to use Shimano's new STEPS technology. With pedal assist up to 20 mph, this urban e-bike is made for weekday commuting and weekend exploring.
WEST MIDLANDS, England, U.K. (BRAIN) — Brooks' new Cambium C15 Carve saddle has the same relatively narrow shaping as the Cambium C15, but has an ergonomic cut-out intended to provide relief from discomfort in the perineal area.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura is releasing a limited edition of its MT7 brakes, called the MT7 Raceline. The Raceline features the neon yellow color previously available only to pro racers.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Hidrate Me Smart Water Bottle, which will launch a Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign June 1, will alert the user to appropriate drinking levels based on temperature, humidity, elevation and personal settings.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — On 1-by cockpits, Lindarets' ReMount adapter moves a dropper seatpost's cable-actuated remote lever from inboard of the brake lever to where a front shifter's thumb paddle would sit in a multi-chainring drivetrain.
RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog's Milkman Combo lock is a retractable, cable lock that can be looped around a bike frame and lock quickly. It's compact enough to fit in a back pocket and best used for quick café stops.
It's just as small as Knog's original Milkman, but without the key.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has unveiled the fourth collection in its series of Project UP saddle artworks, timed to coincide with the Bike to Work Day in America and Canada and the first week of the Giro d'Italia.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — WaterField Designs has expanded its cycling line with the introduction of the Rapide Saddlebag. The vintage-style leather Rapide includes an easily-accessible Mini Tool Roll to keep bike tools organized, and it attaches with a leather toe-clip strap.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn's new Local Cooler Saddlebag Pannier is made for trips to the store, park, beach or anywhere else where an insulated construction will help transport drinks and food.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Commemorating Bianchi's 130th anniversary, Timbuk2 is adding a touch of celeste green to its bag line with a limited-edition Bianchi Prospect Pack and a Facebook sweepstakes with prizes including a Bianchi road bike and various accessories.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives is introducing a new helmet for BMX and dirt jumping that uses the company's top technology to keep it nearly as light and low-profile as uncertified skate helmets.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Lindarets is now offering a Special Edition 10S GoatKit, which combines all the parts needed to convert standard Shimano drivetrains to wide-range one-by or two-by-10 systems.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The CLUG wall-mounted bike storage clip won a Dieline packaging design award, recently presented in Chicago.