CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — The Jetpack from Biknd is a travel bag for road and mountain bikes that includes an inflatable wall system that acts like an airbag, absorbing any impacts the bag receives during transit.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The company that makes Polar Bottle insulated water bottles is preparing to launch an inexpensive hydration system with a recyclable water reservoir, making replacing a yucky bladder less painful to the wallet and the planet.
ESSEX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based Sphyke offers theft resistant combination locks for wheel skewers, axle locknuts and seat binder bolts.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now offering a single-sided, Team Issue, version of its Crombie cassette lock ring tool.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The Levi’s Commuter clothing series introduces new styles for fall 2013—including parkas, jeans, tees, woven tops and outerwear—with performance features including water resistance, moisture wicking, reflective accents and greater mobility.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German high-end wheelmaker Lightweight is offering a limited edition of its wheels personalized with whatever words the buyer would like to see laser engraved on the rims.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Fizik says its new Thar saddle line was specifically designed for use on 29er mountain bikes.
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule's new Round Trip Pro is the brand's premium soft case for bike travel and includes an integrated bike work stand.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries’ new super-durable BLCKCHRM bags feature exteriors made of hypalon, a material originally used to make U.S. Coast Guard rescue rafts. Liners use a tightly woven nylon, while the trim is full grain leather and hardware is coated with rubber.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added indoor workout videos to its mobile device apps.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau's new Course Skinsuit is intended to be a functional, aerodynamic option for road racers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new book co-authored by Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner focuses on teaching road race tactics.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) — FSA's new Super Light ACB Bearings are up to 38 percent lighter than its standard headset bearings, saving up to 9.2 grams per bearing with no loss in durability, the company said.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The new GoBe light from Light & Motion is a factory sealed rechargeable flashlight that can go 120 meters underwater, but is also good for hiking, biking or surfing.
LANCASTER, NY (BRAIN) — DP Brakes, manufacturer of sintered metal braking pads for motorcycles, is growing its product line with offerings for the bike market.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps install tight clincher and tubeless tires. It helps get tire beads onto the rim and helps tubeless beads to pop into place to create a seal and allow the tire to run true.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's 2014 mountain bike shoe line features three models with its Dynalast technology, borrowed from its high-end road racing shoes.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog's Blinder 3 headlight is the brightest model yet form the brand. It produces 300 lumens of light abd weighs 105 grams, is waterproof and USB-rechargeable.