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Posted December 3, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since the introduction of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 9070 levers in 2012, some have puzzled over the purpose of a little button on the top of the lever, under the rubber hood. 

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Posted December 2, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — For cyclists who want to support their favorite ball team, Primal has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Major League Baseball to offer cycling jerseys, shorts, socks and lifestyle jackets with MLB logos.

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Posted December 2, 2014
The F85X cyclocross bike.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 150 cyclocross bikes because the frames can break. The company said Tuesday that it has already located and replaced 127 of the relevant frames.

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Posted December 2, 2014

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Founded in Germany by Markus Storck in 1995, Storck Bicycle is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with limited-edition framesets and accesories.

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Posted December 2, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mio Global has launched Mio Velo, a wristband for cyclists that offers heart rate monitoring without a chest strap. It also links with ANT+ wireless speed and cadence sensors to smart phones via Bluetooth Smart (AKA Bluetooth 4.0).

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Posted December 1, 2014
The Lefty Supermax in pink.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King is now shipping two front hub models designed for Cannondale's Lefty forks. 

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Posted November 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Kan. (BRAIN) — GearUp, Inc. signed an agreement to distribute a new bike rack system called Figo in the U.S. Peruzzo s.r.l. of Rossano Veneto, Italy, manufactures the rack.

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Posted November 24, 2014
FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has recalled its 2014 Wo fat bike due to concerns that the fork can crack or break at the junction of the crown and steerer column. In a notice on its website, Kona said there has been one U.S. report of a steerer tube breaking, with no injury reported.
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Posted November 21, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now selling a new chain lube, which company president Joshua Poertner says was inspired by a "secret lube" being used by pro race mechanics.

The new lube, called NFS ProBlend, is made by NFS in Maryland for Silca.

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Posted November 20, 2014
The Galfer Wave rotor is available in four sizes.

OXNARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Galfer, a supplier to the motorcycle industry and to OEMs in the bike industry, is now making its disc brake pads and rotors available in the U.S. aftermarket.

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Posted November 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation's new Deluxe Public Workstand includes a system to securely tether tools with retractable stainless steel aircraft cable. It has several installation options and includes a large surface area for custom store branding. 

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Posted November 17, 2014

MADISON, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has introduced three new high-output, USB-rechargeable headlights.

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Posted November 14, 2014

FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — The MET Parabellum helmet features the brand's exclusive HES shell construction. The company said the model offers World Cup-level performance, with lightness (284 grams in size Medium), vending and some extra bells and whistles not normally found in this class.

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Posted November 13, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).

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Posted November 13, 2014
The Sturmfist 4 has four fingers for warmth.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH is launching a two-model line of gloves designed for cold-weather riding — with one model intended for riding in 15-to-35 degree conditions and the other for riding when it's between zero and 15 degrees out.
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Posted November 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloPress' new book title, "Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop," is marketed as an all-access pass to professional cycling's service course.

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Posted November 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — "Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking," is a new hardcover book published by VeloPress this fall. 

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Posted November 12, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing the Lauf Fork, lightweight carbon mountain bike fork from an Iceland-based company. 

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Posted November 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Hermes Sport stopped selling wheels in the aftermarket about two years ago to focus on the OE market. Now the San Diego brand is back with a line of road and cyclocross wheels featuring redesigned a spoke pattern and new hubs, with many of the components made in the U.S.

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Posted November 5, 2014
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — New for 2015, BMC's teammachine SLR03 uses the same ACE Technology software as the Pro Tour-level SLR01 to achieve the most optimal values in terms of stiffness and weight.
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