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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — AllTrails an online guide to the outdoors used by hikers, runners and cyclists, has announced a new partnershipwith leading air quality analytics provider, BreezoMeter, to offer real-time, hyperlocal air quality data.

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello has released its first electric road bike, the Nytro. The $7,000 bike weighs about 29 pounds with battery and will be available first in Europe.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB is donating $15 to the American Red Cross from each sale of a limited edition saddle. The donations are meant to support vicitims of the Northern California wilfdires. 

PERTH, Australia (BRAIN) — Cycliq has made two additions to its line of integrated bike camera and light devices. The new models are smaller and lighter than previous models, and offer wireless connectivity features via ANT+ and Bluetooth.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn, a brand of Dorel Industries, has released a limited 1,400-unit production run of its Grey Ghost Sting-Ray. The bikes will be available only at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and on the retailer's website, for $399.

The Grey Ghost was originally sold in 1971.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has introduced a new version of its long-standing cyclocross model, the Hakkalügi. The new models is called the Hakka MX and is intended as a cyclocross/gravel road bike that can be run with 700c or 27.5-inch wheels.

Distributor plans more products under the new brand.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now selling inner tubes under its new house brand, Circ. The distributor said the tubes offer margins starting at 200 percent and are packaged in a color-coded system that makes it easy for shops to find the right size.

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LONDON (BRAIN) — Proviz' new Nightrider LED cycling jacket incorporates machine washable LED lights into the jacket to aid with visibility.

Several models and sizes of kids' bikes are involved in this recall.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Norco is recalling about 1,050 children's bikes in the U.S. and 1,750 in Canada because the bikes' Samox cranks can bend or break in use. The company has received four reports of cranks bending or breaking; none resulted in injury, according to the company.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Mission Workshop's new Rhake City Backpack is built to hold everything needed for work, play, and the occasional overnight. Purpose built pockets are designed for a laptop, iPad, phone, power chargers, keys, sunglasses, and water bottle.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has launched sister brand Astral Cycling to manufacture traditionally laced alloy and carbon rims for consumers and wheel builders at its Oregon facility.

LODI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Williams Cycling, which began wholesale distribution to IBDs this year, in addition to its long-standing online consumer direct program, has launched three new carbon clincher wheel models, the System 45, 60 and 90 wheels.

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — BikeFit is now shipping its Saddle Changer, an updated and much lower priced version of its previous quick-change seatpost, the SwitchIt.  The Saddle Changer is intended for bike shops, fitters, and saddle demo operators, to quickly swap saddles on bikes. 

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) —Polar has opened an application programming interface for developers who want to create links between Polar's devices and platforms and other systems.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Balance Cycle Wear will donate $25 to the American Red Cross's hurricane relief fund for each sale of its new jersey.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — High-end component brand CeramicSpeed has responded to Muc-Off's claims about its recently introduced specially treated low-friction chain.

PHILOMATH, Ore. (BRAIN) — Softstar Shoes, a maker of handcrafted minimal footwear, has released a new model for athletic and casual wear, the Primal.

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — Everysight says it will begin shipping its long awaited Raptor AR smartglasses in February in the U.S. The company will begin taking pre-orders from U.S. consumers next month, with pricing starting at $499 for pre-orders. Regular pricing will start at $649.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Brooklyn Bicycle Co. is making its first foray in to the cruiser market with the introduction of the Brighton 7-Speed Cruiser. The brand now offers nine bike models.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike industry journalist, adventurer and mechanic Nick Legan has written a new book for VeloPress called GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking.

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