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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pro-Tec is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 4,600 City Lite and Street Lite adult multi-sport helmets. The CPSC said the buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BRAIN) — Fatback new Corvus FLT is an updated version of its Corvus model.

The frame is more than 250 grams lighter and is 15% percent stiffer in the bottom bracket and head tube compared to the current Corvus, the company said.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Canadian power meter brand 4iiii introduced a new product at Interbike Wednesday: The Precision Podiiiium.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At least one team will ride a single-chainring, disc brake road bike in some of the world's biggest races next season.

Tagged Interbike

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Van Dessel has added a new limited edition model to its Whiskey Tango Foxtrot line.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Silca Apron Premio is made with 12 ounce waxed duck canvas lined with bright red ripstop. Its strap design crosses in the back and buckles at the waist so there is no strap around the back of the neck.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Handmade wheel maker Irwin Cycling is now offering its wheels in the U.S. The three-year-old company's wheels were previously available only in Australia, Europe and Asia.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has announced its new Electric Trike.

The trike fits riders from 5 feet to more than 6 feet tall. It has a twist-and-go throttle or Pedal Assist to power the front wheel. The motor can power the trike up to 10 mph.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz will debut its new Super Thin and Super Thin Pro Socks at the upcoming Interbike show. The new socks are 33 percent lighter than SealSkinz' original "thin" socks due to a new eco-friendly bamboo inner layer, new outer yarns, and an improved knitting pattern.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Topeak unveiled a new bike case at Eurobike, the PakGo X. The case fits 650c and 700c road and TT bikes, and some hard tail mountain bikes.

SAVAGE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth is offering a kit to convert RockShox's hydraulic Reverb dropper post remote to work with its cable-activated ReMote lever.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has launched a new product developed in-house. 

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Every time someone from Google mentions how difficult it is for its autonomous cars to avoid cyclists on the road, the industry collectively shudders.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Knog is showing a new modular bike battery and accessory system called PWR, with separate batteries offered that can power headlights or other Knog accessories, as well as third party devices like phones or GPS bike computers via a USB port.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Wahoo Fitness is demonstrating a new device that raises or lowers the front end of a bike on its newest KICKR trainers to simulate climbing or descending when used with software like Zwift.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental hopes to jump ahead of its mid-drive competitors Bosch and Brose with the launch of its 48V system that combines a gearbox and electric motor into a package not much larger than current motor-only mid-drive systems. 

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Even over the noise of a big and busy show, it was hard to ignore the telltale sound of a car alarm. Coming from an e-bike locked to a lamppost in Abus' booth, the alarm was loud enough to make you look over to see what was going on.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Bianchi launched its "Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari" project on Wednesday at Eurobike. The collaboration between the two Italian brands initially includes a new road model model, SF01 and the Triathlon Concept bike, which features disc brakes.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Pirelli, which returned to the cycling market this year with a small line of road racing tires, announced an expanded lineup at Eurobike, with a new e-bike tire and a line of clothing developed with Castelli.

Tagged Eurobike
The new El Chulo colorway for the eeBrake.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is releasing three new products at this year's Eurobike show: a coil-sprung version of the company's HELM suspension fork; a special El Chulo edition of its eeBrakes caliper road brakes; and the Slamset headset for riders seeking a low stem position.

Tagged Eurobike

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