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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.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Heller Bikes has released an updated Shagamaw model for 2018.

The Shagamaw is a carbon hardtail built for 27.5-plus wheels. It will also accept 29-inch wheels with tires up to 2.5 inches. 

The Reflective LTD.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR has introduced two new limited edition shoes: The Reflective and The Valencia. The DZR clipless cycling shoes have variable flex shank technology, a sturdy heel stabilizer and recessed SPD cleat design that transitions from walking to riding.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider is launching a new balance bike that quickly converts to a pedal bike when a child is ready.

The Strider 14x Sport comes with the Easy-Ride Pedal Kit, which the company said can be installed in five minutes with one bolt. 

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group's Quintana Roo is showing off its all-new PRsix Disc Series of triathlon bikes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona this week.

The new JET Roll MTB+ Dragon Lady.

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — JET Roll has launched three new tool roll models for the 2018 model year, including new designs for plus-sized mountain bikes.

The new JET Roll MTB+ Dragon Lady and Balls 8 models are designed to carry plus-sized MTB and fat bike tubes, along with other essential cycling items.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sean Madsen, who has developed bike fit systems and products for the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Specialized's Body Geometry line, is launching his own mountain bike grip on Kickstarter.

Sweet Protection Delirious Jacket.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection's Delirious Jacket is made with Gore-Tex Active material, the most breathable fabric in the Gore-Tex product line.

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