SOMERSET, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based Charge Bikes is launching its first range of children’s-specific Cooker fat bikes.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Wayside Backpack Pannier features backpack straps that fold into a hidden zippered pouch so the bag can be attached to a rack with hook-and-loop webbing —no hardware required.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new cycling history book, Shoulder to Shoulder, presents more than 100 newly restored vintage cycling photographs from The Horton Collection that showcase cycling's first superstar, Jacques Anquetil, and other riders of the 1960s.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new lightweight waterproof breathable material from Gore, called Gore One, will debut Dec. 15 on jackets being introduced by Gore Bike Wear and Gore Running Wear.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Racers who have long sought relaxation in the UCI's rigid rules governing saddle tilt and saddle length can breathe a sigh of relief.

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EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Tools is offering a set of five sockets specifically made to fit the low-profile hex on the top of suspension fork legs. 

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) —  Polar has updated its M400 fitness watch with the addition of its Training Load and Recovery Status features, which previously was available only on the more expensive V800 watch.

The Felt DoubleDouble 30.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling 645 mountain bikes that came equipped with carbon fiber seatposts. The posts can crack and break, posing an injury risk. The company has received reports of 10 posts that cracked but no injury reports.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives will soon ship its Tava road helmet, which it first showed at last summer's Press Camp. The Tava is designed as a lightweight and aerodynamic road helmet with innovative protective features.

DENVER (BRAIN) —Conation Collective is a new company offering stylish and functional cycling clothes. The company is based in Colorado and sources fabrics from France, Italy and Australia, then completes the design, printing and production in the USA.

NORWALK, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Fairdale Weekender Drop bike sits at the top of the brand's 2016 Weekender line. The Drop is a 10-speed road bike with a wide gear range thanks to its 11-40 tooth rear cassette.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Martone Cycling Co. is now offering a collapsible helmet design developed for fashion-conscious urban riders.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle is bringing back its limited Black Edition bike and is running an international video contest to promote it.

The Commando 24

RALEIGH, N.C. (BRAIN) — Eastern Bikes is branching out from its BMX roots with a new line of BMX-inspired cruisers. 

Editor's note: John Barnett is president and founder of Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He supplied this detailed "how-to" on adjusting a quick release following the industrywide recall action in late September.

GARDENA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new Joose Box Power Banks provide an extra power source for electronic devices that mounts on the handlebar next to a rider's lights, computers, phones, GPS locators and cameras.

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — Australian apparel company Attaquer is expanding its Core Range and entering the U.S. market. Stevan Musulin and Greg Hamer established the brand in 2012, bringing more than 15 years of fashion and cycling brand experience to the company.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro cyclocross racer Jeremy Powers teamed with one of his sponsors, Nuun, to produce a 2016 wall calendar. Sales of the calendar will raise funds and awareness for Powers' JAM Fund.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn's new Vantage fitness/hybrid bikes feature new Smooth Ride Technology, an elastomer suspension design that allows 15mm of rear travel.  The pivotless design includes an elastomer mounted between the seatstays and seat tube.

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — A new company, Everysight, has been spun-off from an Israel-based defense technology company and plans to launch a heads-up-display sunglass for cycling next year.


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