PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — North St. Bags' new Belmont Bag works as a bookbag, laptop case, backpack, or rucksack.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano on Wedneday released details of its latest updates to its top of the line road group, Dura-Ace. The group now has a power meter option and its own hydraulic disc brake option. It remains an 11-speed group that is available with Di2 electronic or standard cable shifting options.
NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Greg LeMond's first Tour de France victory with a special edition 795 Aerolight bike and Keo Blade 2 pedal.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow worked with Polartec to release its new Radiator Tee. The mountain bike T-shirt uses Polartec's new Delta and PowerDry fabrics.
LAGUNA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Crankbrothers Double Shot pedal has a clip-in mechanism on one side and a flat pedal on the other. It's intended for touring, mountain biking, commuting or winter fat biking.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is bringing disc brakes to its longstanding pro road bike line, TCR. Giant also announced a new road bike line, Contend, which features aluminum frames and handling designed for recreational riders.
PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Ridley has released a disc brake version of its long-standing aero road bike, the Noah.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma's new Pure 1 and Pure 1 ATS bike computers were designed to give cyclists the simple data they want in an easy-to-read format and a modern appearance.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bamboobee is launching its second kit allowing anyone to build their own bamboo-tubed bike frame. This kit cuts the estimated time for the framebuild to about 5 hours instead of the three days required by the company's first kit.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB is now shipping its Ranger tires, which are multi-purpose tires available for both 27.5-plus and 29-plus applications. The tires are designed for trail riding and bike packing use in dry to wet conditions.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle has decided to donate all proceeds from the sales of its limited edition Rainbow Pride water bottle to a fund supporting the victims and families of last weekend's shooting in Orlando, Florida.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has rolled out its 28 mm deep carbon clincher wheelset, available in disc or rim brake versions, with multiple axle configurations.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear is working with artist Michael Valenti for a new exclusive collection of custom cycling jerseys.
SMETHWICK, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Brooks, founded by John Boultbee Brooks in 1866, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the company has released a special Copper Edition series of its most iconic saddle models.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer’s ST2 S e-bike strives for the highest level of integration, with a touch-screen interface, integrated USB charging, anti-theft protection, GPS tracking and lighting system with a daytime running light and low- and high-beam modes.
PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Swagman has launched the Patrol, a fork-mount bike rack designed for pickup trucks that can carry all classes of bikes.
FORT WILLIAM, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is offering a limited edition Steve Peat Signature Mallet DH pedal in honor of an athlete who has used Crankbrothers pedals since 2003.
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic says its Victory 30 wheels, available in disc- and rim brake versions, are an excellent upgrade for gravel, cyclocross or road bikes.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM released some details of its RED eTap HRD group — which combines wireless shifting with hydraulic disc braking. The company said it will announce more details including MSRPs at the Eurobike show in August. The parts will be available in October.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new book published by VeloPress, "Hit Reset," teaches athletes how to use yoga to find more speed, power, and endurance.