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.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo is introducing a new top-end triathlon bike, called the PRsix, that emphasizes easy assembly, component flexibility, adjustability and aerodynamics.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — FBM Bike Co.'s new Ballista frameset is designed for hardcourt bike polo players.
The tig-welded chromoly frame is based on the original FBM Sword frame geometry, but modified with input from Evan George and Koyo Maeda of Seattle's The Assassins bike polo team.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new book written by Donny Perry, global development manager for Specialized Bicycles' retail education program, is now available on Amazon.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is updating its Trigger and Jekyll "OverMountain" trail/enduro bikes for 2015 with 27.5-inch wheels, stiffer SuperMax Lefty forks and a new Fox Dyad rear shock tune.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — April 1, 2014 — Feedback Sports addresses the growing 3- to 6-year-old children’s DIY market with the introduction of an elite-level bicycle work stand.
MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Breezer is launching a new family of full-suspension bikes with 29-inch wheels and 120 millimeters of travel, called Supercell.
NEW HOPE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Moxie Cycling has launched an expanded line of women’s cycling apparel, adding 38 new SKUs for the season.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has made its Armadillo road tires tougher and more durable, the company says.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Lightweight is offering a new version of all its road wheels, the Schwarzed Edition. The Schwarzed wheels feature a new black-on-black color scheme and full ceramic bearings from CeramicSpeed.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BRAIN) — Profits from the sales of Scicon's new Qhubeka Scicon saddlebags will support a program that helps mobilize people on bicycles in South Africa.
BOXTEL, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The new Dutch brand Allez Cycling offers cycling-themed T-shirts for men and women.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — The Bookman Cup Holder is intended to be a simple and attractive way to help city cyclists who also happen to be coffee enthusiasts.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles adds to its premium fixed-gear line with the new Coolidge drop-bar bike.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Zeal Optics' new Memphis sunglass is part of its Crafted series of biodegradable sunglesses.
The frames are made of a biodegradable acetate based on Italian-grown cotton.