NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bluff Works, which got rolling via a Kickstarter.com campaign last year, offers made-in-the-U.S. men's pants that are suitable for office work, travel and bike commuting.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released two new mountain bike wheels, the Roam 30 and Roam 40, and its Quarq division has lowered the price of its power meter cranks and chainrings, which are now being sold separately to increase flexibility.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes is now accepting dealer orders for its first carbon mountain bike wheel, the ZTR Valor 29er Wheelset.
LYON, France (BRAIN) — Mavic is celebrating its 125th anniversary with VIP events in France as well as limited edition products available worldwide.
In France, company officials and guests attended a two-day event tracing Mavic's history at several locations.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner introduced several new products this week, including a new eccentric bottom bracket design to convert some of its models to singlespeed use, new carbon-rimmed wheels for its complete cyclocross and mountain bikes, and a new color and two new build kit options for its RLT 9 gravel grinder/cyclocross bike.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern's new FlightSuit is a set of protective covers that allow users to pack a Tern bike into a standard-sized suitcase for airline travel.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR Shoes has released a new line of dirt-focused cycling footwear including limited edition models.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is veering away from its signature red with the CVNDSH Collection, inspired by British sprinter Mark Cavendish. The line includes a full road kit, shoes, saddle and special edition S-Works Venge with green as the accent color.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries' Spring Riding Kit includes the Folsom urban cycling short, a slimmer, shorter alternative to the brand's Union short.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye's new Rapid X safety lights will switch from steady mode to flashing mode automatically when the battery power decreases to 20 percent. The flashing mode provides the rider with an hour of extra light.
TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — INNO's new Aero Base Rack System features a solid black scratch-resistant coated low profile design, quiet ride and improved fuel economy.
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company's new Kit's Organic Fruit + Seed bars are made with all organic fruit and seeds. The bars were inspired by Kit Crawford, owner and co-chief visionary officer of the company, motivated by her own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Bianchi Zurigo was designed for cyclocross racing, gravel grinding, bike commuting, credit-card touring, and back road adventure riding.
The Zurigo has a triple-butted, hydroformed aluminum frame, a carbon fiber fork, tapered head tube and Pressfit 30 bottom bracket.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker has added a third flavor to its protein bar lineup, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip.
The new flavor continues Bonk Breaker's philosophy of baking simple, high quality, real food ingredients into great tasting bars.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Sampson is now shipping its 11-speed cassette, which was announced last summer. The company said the cassette production was delayed to improve its shifting speed. The cassette also now features a gold-colored EN coating versus the originally planned nickel-chrome plating.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., has expanded its line of 12-inch wheel balance bikes, which are intended for 18 month old to 5-year-old children.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — Cipollini road and track bikes and frames are now being distributed in the U.S. by Speed Brands, Inc., a Miami distributor.
All Cipollini bikes are completely made in Italy.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Ride Tees are performance T-shirts made of blends of New Zealand Merino wool, polyester and spandex.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Italian helmet and eyewear brand Rudy Project has introduced a new road and mountain bike helmet, the Airstorm.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Linus Bike's newest bike bags are the Harrison briefcase and the Eleanor canvas bag. Both designs attach easily to bike racks with covered hooks.