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CUPERTINO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Apple Inc. has applied for a patent that would allow for an indirect measurement of a cyclist's power output, by calculating wind resistance, road surface smoothness, rider position, heart rate and accelleration.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now offering carbon fiber Stages Power left crankarms for Campagnolo Super Record, Record, and Chorus.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling about 650 road bikes because the bikes' freehubs can slip while the rider is pedaling. The company is replacing the freehub bodies on the bikes. 

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released its second GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT Bolt. 

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — Amidst the often negative news about consumer drones — ranging from Peeping Tom incidents to aircraft interference — drone maker DJI announced Tuesday that its devices have saved at least 59 people from life threatening conditions. 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Stromer's new ST1 X e-bike model is aimed at young and stylish city dwellers. It has an average range up to 70 miles and top speed up to 28 mph. It offers digital connectivity for unlocking and locking, power adjustment, theft protection, and more.

EDMONTON, Alberta (BRAIN) — Canada-based Vellow Bike Apparel is launching with spring collection it says was designed “to cater to riders who aren’t afraid to reveal the bolder side of their personality.”

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — OneUp Components says its Switch system reduces the cost of replacement chainrings and makes it easier for retailers to cover chainring standards without a huge investment in inventory.



ÁGUEDA, Portugal (BRAIN) — Miranda's new XMOD crankset consists of three parts — spindle, spider/chainring and cranks — that can be swapped to fit a variety of needs, from BMX to road and track.

The Elliptigo Arc 3

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elliptigo Inc. has announced two new models of its Elliptigo Arc elliptical bike. The Arc 3 and Arc 24 join the Arc 8, giving the product line a more affordable model and a higher performance version.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Calling it one of the brand’s biggest product launches in recent history, Fox Racing introduced its Proframe full-face all-mountain/enduro helmet for sale at retailers and on its website Friday, March 3.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen will begin shipping its first dropper post, the TRS+, on March 15. The company first showed the TRS+ at Eurobike last year. 

CORONA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Troy Lee Design's new A2 MIPS helmet combines EPP (for slow speed impacts) and EPS (for high speed impacts) in critical impact zones to manage energy from impacts. It also features MIPS rotational impact protection.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn, now a brand owned by Dorel Industries, plans a limited production run of 500 Schwinn Lemon Peeler bikes. It is the first time since 2008 that the company has produced the model, part of its Sting-Ray family.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's new MTB Roam 50 wheels now have a stiffer, wider carbon rim for everyday trail use. 

Wolf Tooth's new 64 BCD universal chainring.

SAVAGE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components has announced a bunch of new products, including new cogs, chainrings and chainguides. The company showed the new products at the Frostbike event last weekend.

The Compton.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mounts has started shipping its new line of bike security products to independent bicycle dealers and distributors ahead of schedule. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — SRM has announced a strategic partnership with Look Cycle. The two companies said they will cooperate to make products and services in composite and electronics.

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — 7mesh's new Oro Jacket combines the GORE-TEX Active fabric with innovative construction techniques and 7mesh patterning to produce a completely waterproof jacket weighing only 93 grams in a size medium.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Clement is rolling out a range of 650b tires at this weekend's QBP Frostbike event. The company plans to release several widths and treads in the 650b size over the next three months.

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