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2016 Pine Mountain

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling about 470 bikes, in the U.S. and Canada, because the rigid forks can bend or break during use. The company has received four reports of forks bending, with no injuries reported.

The 2018 Trigger.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is introducing entirely new versions of its high-performance long-travel mountain bike models – Jekyll and Trigger.

The Jekyll is for enduro racers, while Trigger is for aggressive all-mountain riders. Both bikes feature new dual-ride-mode shock technology.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockShox has introduced a new shifter-style remote for its Reverb dropper post. The company said Reverb 1x Remote remote has a low-lever-force hydraulic design and redesigned ergonomics to make it easier for riders to use. 

Company is also introducing new pump-top bottle for team sharing.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r has unveiled updated packaging across its entire product collection, making use of the brand's updated logo. The brand also is introducing a new 32-ounce pump-top bottle for both its Original and Her' creams.

TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — INNO Advanced Car Racks has launched a new hitch-mount rack, the INH330, that differs from other hitch racks on the market because it's lightweight and folds easily so it can be stored in a corner of the garage or inside a vehicle when not in use.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Friday released some details of its fall/winter clothing collections, including items in its new high-end S-PHYRE line as well as its Explorer.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's new $1,000 road shoe, the Comete Ultimate, will be available in North America in late summer, the company said this week. 

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has released a completely redesigned Bad Boy, an urban commuter bike. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Look Cycle is recalling about 800 Look Cycle Aerostems sold separately or as original equipment on some road bikes from model year 2014 through 2017. The carbon fiber stems have stainless steel clamps that can corrode and break, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB has added a 32mm tread pattern to its family of Exposure Road TCS tires. The family combines WTB's Road TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) technology with larger-than-usual volumes.

The Exposure 32 joins the 30 and 34mm Exposure tires. 

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star, John Degenkolb.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has a new website, at tifosioptics.com, that the company said features a new user-friendly interface that retailers and consumers will appreciate. The company also has released a new spring model, the Synapse.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries' new Welterweight Collection of bags feature the brand's traditional styles made with lighter weight materials that the company says are just as durable. To save weight, the brand even developed a new aluminum version of its trademark seat buckle-style strap buckle. 

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Steadyrack bike storage systems.

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has released an updated version of its top-of-the-line Bushwhacker II helmet as well as the more affordable Dissenter helmet model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has now listed Haibike's e-bike recall, which the company announced on Feb. 14.

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Db Equipment has entered the bike travel bag market with two models, a road bike bag endorsed by Team Sky and a mountain bike bag endorsed by the Atherton team.

IRC's display at Taipei.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a "must have" back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP's new Ribbon fork is named for a well known trail near the company's headquarters here. The company says the Ribbon Trail offers a variety of terrain from slow, techy moves and near-vertical rollers to slickrock slabs where speeds can reach in excess of 50 mph.

Mmmmmmm, doughnuts.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. has launched a product range featuring "The Simpsons." The line includes three limited-edition collections of complete bikes and framesets featuring one of the three iconic designs: the Bart & Crossbone, the Springfield Character Wrap, and the Color Block.

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