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.
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.
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.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Sugoi introduced its 2016 Racing Systems Tri Speedsuit here before the kick-off of the Ironman World Championship. The company said the RS Tri Speedsuit is its most technologically advanced garment ever.
KONA, Hawaii — Giant introduced its new Trinity triathlon bikes last week during a global media launch at the Ironman World Championships. The new range of composite bikes includes two series: Trinity Advanced Pro and Trinity Advanced.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca’s Seat Roll is made from Martexin waxed duck canvas for a supple appearance and water resistance equivalent to leather. It can be re-waxed every few years to refresh waterproofing.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Vista women’s jersey combines a classic raglan style with Sombrio’s new Chill Mesh Technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Running and cycling fitness app and website Strava has launched a new interactive data platform, called Insights, to compare information from the 12 most active cities across the globe.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now shipping its M60 HV and M70 HV wheel models; the HV stands for "high volume."
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles has added two custom titanium fat bike models to its lineup.
The Treeline S and Treeline SL are built with straight-gauge and double-butted titanium respectively.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Montague's new RackStand serves as a bike's rear rack, fender and a kickstand or workstand. It's compatible with 700c, 26-inch or 27.5-inch wheels and will work with quick release or bolt-on axles. It also is available for OE sales.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Otto Tuning System combines an iPhone's camera with sophisticated visual alignment technology in a mobile app to help cyclists easily adjust rear derailleurs.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports' new Conquest road pedal is being offered to help retailers compete with online discounters. It retails for $70 with dealer margins starting at keystone levels.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner on Wednesday announced a new model, the RKT 9 RDO. The new model is a lightweight short-travel (80mm rear/100mm front) endurance race bike.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thirteen companies representing 17 bike brands are part of a joint voluntary recall of certain bikes equipped with front-wheel quick releases and disc brakes.
(BRAIN) — Canadian pro mountain biker Ryan Leech is now offering a 30-day online video instructional program that promises to teach riders how to ride a wheelie.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) —The Lindarets x Wolf Tooth GoatLink 11 repositions Shimano 11-speed M8000 XT and M9000 XTR rear derailleurs to work with 11-speed 10-42 cassettes. The product also improves performance on aftermarket 10-44 or 11-45 cassettes.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv has introduced a new line of women's specific triathlon bikes, called Avow Advanced. The bikes offer easily adjustable fit, lightness and aerodynamics.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro's new HERO+ action camera offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for $200.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZJay's Saddle Sore Soother is a product made specifically to be applied post-ride, post-shower, to reduce irritation and lessen the chances of getting saddle sores. The gel can also be applied directly to a saddle sore, but it is not intended as a chamois creme.