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Posted December 24, 2014

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — The Swedish protective gear maker POC is working with Sweden-based Volvo to create a new system that gives Volvo drivers alerts when approaching cyclists.

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Posted December 24, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — MindShift's Rotation180° backpacks have integrated hip packs that can rotate to allow users to access contents without removing their packs from their backs.

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Posted December 24, 2014

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Indoor riders will be able to experience wind resistance — pinned to actual conditions on the simulated course they are riding — in a new update to Bkool's Indoor simulator software for Mac, Windows and Android.

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Posted December 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for the FLY 6 LED 30 Lumen tail light, which has a built-in HD camera.

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Posted December 17, 2014

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has unveiled the bikes it will provide to Team LottoNL-Jumbo for 2015. The team will ride the Italian brand's Oltre XR.2 model in a full-celeste color, Bianchi's iconic paint scheme. The team bikes also will feature a logo paying tribute to the brand's 130th anniversary.

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Posted December 15, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has released its fifth-anniversary Special Edition Vigor FX track wheelset in polished silver and all-back colors.

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Posted December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The German helmet brand UVEX is recalling nearly 47,000 helmets sold in the U.S. from 2009 through June 2014 because the helmets' chinstraps can fail.

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Posted December 12, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot has updated its Mach 429 SL Carbon bike, with a frame that is 226 grams lighter than previously and with integration for Shimano's XTR Di2 system.

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Posted December 11, 2014
Drifter Jean

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Mountain bike apparel brand Kitsbow is getting into urban bike apparel with the Drifter Jean, a classic denim pant tailored to cyclists.

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Posted December 10, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now offering a version of its SuperPista Ultimate floor pump, tailored for low pressure applications, including cyclocross, mountain bike and gravel bike use.

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Posted December 5, 2014

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX is supplying the kick for a concept electric kick scooter produced by Mini, a brand of BMW.

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Posted December 5, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Tiber is one of four steel-framed, disc brake-equipped road/gravel models in Brodie Bicycles' newly introduced 2015 line.

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Posted December 4, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. 

According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.

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Posted December 4, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive system for bicycles, is launching a series of limited-edition red belts called Carbon Drive Red.

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Posted December 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The new Z1 Pro Fluid boasts a 6.6-pound flywheel that generates long coast-down times and a more realistic on-road feel. This year the Z1 also has a new Set-Clip Release system that allows for a fast bike entry and release, offering a one-time-only "set and forget" function.

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Posted December 3, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since the introduction of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 9070 levers in 2012, some have puzzled over the purpose of a little button on the top of the lever, under the rubber hood. 

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Posted December 2, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — For cyclists who want to support their favorite ball team, Primal has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Major League Baseball to offer cycling jerseys, shorts, socks and lifestyle jackets with MLB logos.

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Posted December 2, 2014
The F85X cyclocross bike.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 150 cyclocross bikes because the frames can break. The company said Tuesday that it has already located and replaced 127 of the relevant frames.

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Posted December 2, 2014

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Founded in Germany by Markus Storck in 1995, Storck Bicycle is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with limited-edition framesets and accesories.

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Posted December 2, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mio Global has launched Mio Velo, a wristband for cyclists that offers heart rate monitoring without a chest strap. It also links with ANT+ wireless speed and cadence sensors to smart phones via Bluetooth Smart (AKA Bluetooth 4.0).

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