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Posted October 30, 2015
The Women's Bamboo Merino Henley in long sleeve Plum.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass introduces its new Bamboo-Merino Henley to complement the brand's full line of clothing designed for an active lifestyle.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling some BMX cranksets and complete bikes that were spec’d with the cranksets because the crank spindles can break.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava's Premium members will now receive two consecutive free months of Zwift, the multiplayer online indoor cycling program. Strava, an online cycling activity tracker, offers free memberships and a Premium program for $6 per month.

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Posted October 29, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Canfield Brothers has released the EPO, the brand's first carbon fiber frame. It's a hardtail 29er engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Next season, the Trek Factory Racing team will use training software from a Australian brand that is new to the U.S. market, called Today's Plan.

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Posted October 28, 2015
The recall is for trailers with a plastic — not aluminum —receiver.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Burley Design is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Canadian authorities to voluntarily recall some bike child trailers where the tow bar can separate from its receiver on the trailer.

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Posted October 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — When retailers order Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedal Systems they will now be able to choose pedal systems with either the company's new Walkable Cleats or standard cleats.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its wide-narrow Drop-Stop 1-by chainrings to fit Shimano's Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra road cranks with Shimano's asymmetric 4 x 110mm bolt pattern.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Soma Fabrications' Gator Bar is an alternative to "alternative drop bars," with drops that flare out at a 20-degree angle. It's 655mm wide and works with mountain grips as well as bar tape.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 23, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Anyone who has had to cut a tire off a rim with a knife, take heart: Bike tire makers have finally had enough too.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 22, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 22, 2015
'Micro-compact' is the coming trend in road gearing.
The new Praxis — NOT Turn — Cadet crank.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Turn was an apt name for Praxis Works' growing crank line and distinguishes the cranks from the company's Praxis Works-branded bottom brackets and chainring offerings.

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Posted October 22, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 21, 2015

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Sigma Brakelight clips to a bike's rear brake cable and turns on when the rider brakes.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 20, 2015
Front light shines a green bicycle on the lane in front of the rider.

EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 20, 2015

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Heart rate monitor pioneer Polar on Tuesday launched a new wrist-based heart monitor with a high-resolution touch screen.

Posted in New Products
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Servicing hydraulic brakes is a pain in numerous ways. Not only does each manufacturer have a slightly different bleed kit, but hose ends are specific to different brands.  To service the brakes on the American market takes a variety of bleed kits that invariably get mixed up.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 19, 2015
The 8-Pack rack in black, and the new tire.

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Surly announced two new products — a new front rack that comes in two versions, and a 26 x 2.5-inch touring tire — at the QBP Biketoberfest dealer event, being held here this week. 

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