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WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has released a completely redesigned Bad Boy, an urban commuter bike. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Look Cycle is recalling about 800 Look Cycle Aerostems sold separately or as original equipment on some road bikes from model year 2014 through 2017. The carbon fiber stems have stainless steel clamps that can corrode and break, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB has added a 32mm tread pattern to its family of Exposure Road TCS tires. The family combines WTB's Road TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) technology with larger-than-usual volumes.

The Exposure 32 joins the 30 and 34mm Exposure tires. 

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star, John Degenkolb.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has a new website, at tifosioptics.com, that the company said features a new user-friendly interface that retailers and consumers will appreciate. The company also has released a new spring model, the Synapse.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries' new Welterweight Collection of bags feature the brand's traditional styles made with lighter weight materials that the company says are just as durable. To save weight, the brand even developed a new aluminum version of its trademark seat buckle-style strap buckle. 

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Steadyrack bike storage systems.

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has released an updated version of its top-of-the-line Bushwhacker II helmet as well as the more affordable Dissenter helmet model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has now listed Haibike's e-bike recall, which the company announced on Feb. 14.

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Db Equipment has entered the bike travel bag market with two models, a road bike bag endorsed by Team Sky and a mountain bike bag endorsed by the Atherton team.

IRC's display at Taipei.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a "must have" back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP's new Ribbon fork is named for a well known trail near the company's headquarters here. The company says the Ribbon Trail offers a variety of terrain from slow, techy moves and near-vertical rollers to slickrock slabs where speeds can reach in excess of 50 mph.

Mmmmmmm, doughnuts.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. has launched a product range featuring "The Simpsons." The line includes three limited-edition collections of complete bikes and framesets featuring one of the three iconic designs: the Bart & Crossbone, the Springfield Character Wrap, and the Color Block.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Lifetrak's Zoom HRV is a wearable that tracks heart rate variability as well as more typical fitness wearable metrics, including heart rate, steps, ambient light and sleep quality.  HRV measures the time interval between heartbeats.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — SMG (Shape My Grip) grips are made from a custom blend of materials to reduce road vibration and hand numbness and provide a safe, ergonomic grip.

New facility houses carbon rim manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service for Enve and sister brand Mavic as the headquarters for Amer Sports' global cycling group.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve moved into its new building last October, but the wheel brand recently held its grand opening in conjunction with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — RockShox has brought back the Judy suspension fork model, now with modern features including room for up to 2.8-inch tires (in 29-inch and 27.5-inch models), Boost and Torque Cap compatibility and a new chassis.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components' new quick releases seat collar uses Paul internal cam QR design just like the company's hub skewers. 

The collar is made in the U.S. from aluminum and stainless steel, available in 20.0, 31.8 and 35.0 diameters in black, silver, blue, or purple.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has introduced the John Day, an adventure/gravel bike with a lightweight hollow wooden frame that the company said is engineered to deliver exceptional vibration damping for a smooth ride.

TURIN, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T is now offering a specially painted version of the Lauf Grit suspension fork as an option for its Exploro Team aero gravel bike frame.

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