SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — XEP, Inc. is introducing a skin patch designed to deliver a natural caffeine boost to athletes.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal is introducing two new saddles this season that are padded with Slow Fit Foam, a memory foam with slow recovery properties that molds to the rider's body.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz is launching a pair of new carbon bikes and framesets, the Stigmata cyclocross model and the Highball hardtail.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Chain-lube brand Squirt has introduced a biodegradable cleaner designed specifically to work with its lube. Bio-Bike Wash is now available from J&B Importers and QBP.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation, best known for its urban bikes, is getting into the fat-bike market with a new model called the Blackhawk. The company also is offering Blackhawk fat-bike framesets, wheels and hubsets separately.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arts Cyclery, the exclusive U.S. importer of MarshGuard products, is now stocking the original MarshGuard fork fender in five new graphic colors. The new colors are Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, and Red.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Produced as a true monocoque frame, with no hard joints or seams, the Ritte Ace is the Los Angeles bike brand's new flagship road racing model for 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kappius Components is offering three digital pressure gauge models designed for folks looking for the ultimate pressure accuracy.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow worked with Polartec to develop its new Power Wool Long Sleeve Base Layer. The underlayer top combines the new Polartec Power Wool fabric with Kitsbow's style and fit.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike parking brand Dero has unveiled four new bike racks: the Ultra Space Saver Squared, Cycle Dock, Type Rider and Alley Rack.
BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — In honor of “The Cannibal’s” 70th birthday, Eddy Merckx Cycles is introducing a limited run of 70 steel racing bikes — the EDDY70, priced at $17,500 — as the forerunner of the company’s upcoming Heritage collection of steel performance road models.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker is branching out from its energy bars with a new line of Chews.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — It was 20 years ago that Shimano first introduced its clipless mountain bike pedal, which used what it called Shimano Pedaling Dynamics — later called SPD or "spuds."
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The BMC SLR01 Ultegra features the same frameset raced by the BMC Racing ProTour team.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — John Rezell, former editor of VeloNews and current special projects manager for Bike Friday, will release three ebooks on Monday.
Two of the books chronicle Rezell's years covering bicycle racing in the U.S. from 1989-2000.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Responding to road cyclists' recent interest in wider lightweight tires, Michelin is now offering its PRO4 Endurance tire in a 700 x 28 size. Previously the model was available no wider than 25.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protective has launched a new enduro helmet using multi-density EPS, including a softer density foam around the head.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports is offering dealers the opportunity to sell carbon fiber water bottle cages branded with shop or club logos.
The company is offering two styles of 100 percent carbon cages.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclocross component maker Gevenalle ventures into the world of gravel riding with the new GX dropbar shifter set.