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KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (BRAIN) — Wittson Custom Ti Cycles has updated its stock titanium hardtail frame, the Bestia. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava's Beacon safety feature is being integrated with Garmin's LiveTrack, so that riders can send location updates to up to safety contacts.

Strava first launched the Beacon feature on its apps for iPhone and Android. 

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's Vision H20 Vest is part of the brand's head-to-toe high visibility clothing line, which is designed with technical materials and reflective highlights for greater visibility in low light conditions.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro is recalling its Karma drones because they can lose power suddenly during operation. The company is giving all GoPro purchasers who return their Karma a full refund.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing is now shipping its new road hubs. The updated design places the hub flanges and bearings as far from the hub center as possible creating strong, stiff wheels with a minimum amount of rim flex, the company said. The hubs have 100mm front and 130mm rear spacing.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dr. Roger Minkow, who helped developed Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other products, is launching what he says could be the largest scientific study of cyclists' health ever conducted.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Christini Bicycles is promoting a new all-wheel-drive fat bike on Kickstarter as the company helps fund a fat bike expedition to Antarctica.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — IZIP has launched the E3 Protour, a $3,300 commuter e-bike that features an integrated connectivity system from COBI.

APPLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Brian Davis, the developer of the Fix It Sticks multi-tool and Back Bottle waterbottle, is crowd-funding another product on Kickstarter. The Weatherneck System is a two-piece hat and face mask that Davis says offers advantages over traditional balaclava designs.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is reviving its Slim Chance road bike frame for a limited edition run. The new frame will be built with U.S.-made True Temper OX Platinum tubing.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall 2014 Farley and 2015 Farley 6 bikes, as well as the framesets of both models.

The 18-inch Condor Recruiter

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — Hoffman Bikes is now offering its Recruiter line of complete bikes aimed at the first time BMX rider.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian authorities have approved Fox Factory's recall of 6,100 Fox Float X2 Shocks in the U.S and 1,200 of the shocks in Canada.

HOBOKEN, N.J. (BRAIN) — Von Hof Cycles has unveiled the newest addition to its line of small-batch steel frames, the DIA. The DIA frame will retail for $1,950, with complete builds starting at $3,125.

BOCA RATON, Fl. (BRAIN) — The Park and Facilities Catalog, which sells bike racks and other products to businesses and public facilities, is now offering the UpLift bike dock, which claims to be the highest density bike parking rack on the market.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Salsa worked with Brooks England to produce a limited edition Warbird bike in honor of Brooks' 150th anniversary.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Wolf Tooth Valais 25 protects dropper posts from seatbag straps, while also serving as a travel limiter and emergency "crutch" to hold up the post if its locking mechanism fails.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form’s PRO Ankle Guards are made to be worn across multiple sports, including all types of cycling to protect riders from pedal strikes.

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — NuVinci has upgraded its Harmony automatic shifting system with more robust hardware components and new sensors to improve the accuracy, reliability and longevity of the system.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion is introducing its first light for the consumer drone market: the Seca 2200d.

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