SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Thursday, the opening day of this year's Sea Otter Classic, Shimano went public with news of its second electronic shifting mountain bike group, Deore XT Di2 M8050. The Japanese company revealed the group to the U.S.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America is launching its latest additions to its graphene-enhanced wheel range at this week's Sea Otter Classic. The Qurano 30C, 46C and 60C are tubeless-compatible carbon clincher wheels.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain is introducing a new 27.5-plus model, the Pipeline, at the Sea Otter this week. The bike has 150mm of front travel combined with 130mm in the rear for an aggressive trail ride.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Vanilla Workshop is introducing a new line of stock road bikes to complement its custom-made models. The Speedvagen Ready-Made bikes are still built, painted and assembled in the company's Portland factory.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slytech Protection is introducing new lines of knee and elbow protectors at a range of price points.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles continues to expand its offroad model line with a new aggressive 27.5 model to be officially unveiled this week at the Sea Otter Classic.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (BRAIN) — Swedish brand Ass Savers has added two new products to its line: a front mud guard for mountain bikes and a quick-mount fender that offers more protection than the company's original, seat-mounted, butt protector.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has expanded its use of non-GMO ingredients to the brand's entire line of products.
Besides being GMO-free, Tailwind products are billed as all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free, and easy on the stomach.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — SOAS Racing, a women's specific endurance clothing brand, has launched four new 2016 designs: Aquarius, Byron Bay, Red Geo and Ultramarine. The new designs will appear across the full range of SOAS Racing triathlon, cycling and running styles.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Platypus has redesigned its Duthie all-mountain hydration packs, Tokul cross-country hydration packs, and women's-specific Siouxon and B-Line collections for 2016.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Park Tool will show its new TS-4 Professional Wheel Truing Stand at next week's Sea Otter Classic. The tool brand also will show off its new MW-1 Mobile Workshop Event Trailer, which will offer free loaner tools and work stands and will showcase more than 400 Park Tool products.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn has launched a new line of children's bicycles to be sold at mass retail that have been redesigned to better fit young riders' body proportions and riding needs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is recalling some BMX forks that were sold in the aftermarket last year and included on some 2016 model year bikes. The forks' steerer tubes can become loose in the fork.
The company has not received any reports of injuries as a result of the defect.
LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is expanding its product line with new pro-level women's road cycling items, led by the new Women's FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts DS.
Endura is supplying the Cervélo Bigla women's pro team for 2016.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Omata is launching what it says is the world's first analog GPS speedometer on Kickstarter. The company says its OMATA One speedometer is designed "to complement and maintain the purity of the ride as well as look beautiful on the bike."
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has announced a new cross-country suspension fork, the 32 Step-Cast. The company said the fork is its lightest cross-country fork ever, starting at 2.98 pounds.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is releasing a new generation of its Domane SLR road bike, which includes an adjustable rear IsoSpeed decoupler as well as a front decoupler and a new vibration-damping handlebar.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox is now offering an air spring upgrade kit for model year 2012-2015 34 Float and Talas forks, and is running a limited time promotion to install the kits for consumers for $99, including installation and the kit.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Six major shock makers announced on Thursday that they would each begin listing their rear shock fittings and lengths in metric rather than imperial units.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE has expanded its Smart ENVE System aero road wheel line to include two new disc-brake optimized wheel models, the SES 5.6 Disc and SES 7.8 Disc.