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The Abus Urban-I v.2 helmet in use.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus' new commuter-focused helmet line includes features like an integrated LED light, rain covers and magnetic chin strap closure. 

The German brand has offered helmets since 1993 and is now expanding its helmet offerings in the U.S. market.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike is now shipping its new Touch 800 headlight, which features Touch Technology. The light offers 800 lumens of output and four additional light modes available with a swipe of the user's finger.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Coach and author Joe Friel has completely rewritten his popular guide to triathlon training, The Triathlete's Training Bible.

The Gréim Pro.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Islabikes, a bike brand that specializes in high performance kids bikes, is now offering its Gréim line of aftermarket cyclocross tires for 24-inch, 26-inch and 700c.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has introduced a line of high visibility cycling-specific jackets that feature integrated LED lights in the cuffs and the back of the jacket.

The light batteries provide about 200 hours of use in flashing mode.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released a major software update for its ELEMNT GPS bike computer. The free update adds turn-by-turn navigation features to the device, making use of the LEDs on the unit's sides to signal upcoming turns.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is now offering a premium edition of its Mallet enduro pedal. The Mallet E 11 features titanium wings and dual-chamfered edges.

The Pure Cycles Veleta.

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pure Cycles is entering the road bike market with two new models, each retailing for $500. The bikes are sold online with optional pick-up and assembly at participating retailers through Pure Cycles' BYLT program.

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GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Alex Bishop — a bike shop manager and a member of the team that won the 2007 Little 500 race at Indiana University — is launching a cycling board game called Glory Gears on Kickstarter.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is now offering U.S.-made through axles that have a 12-position indexing head to allow the lever to be set and positioned in a chosen direction.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division is now shipping products introduced at Interbike this fall, including the SGY-PM9100 Series Dual Leg Power Meter, which is compatible with Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 cranks, and the SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit, which adds Pioneer's dual leg power meter to existi

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Advocate Cycles is offering a specially-painted, limited edition Hayduke frame to be sold as a fundraiser for IMBA.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 cranksets equipped with the Stages Power meter.

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (BRAIN) — Wittson Custom Ti Cycles has updated its stock titanium hardtail frame, the Bestia. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava's Beacon safety feature is being integrated with Garmin's LiveTrack, so that riders can send location updates to up to safety contacts.

Strava first launched the Beacon feature on its apps for iPhone and Android. 

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's Vision H20 Vest is part of the brand's head-to-toe high visibility clothing line, which is designed with technical materials and reflective highlights for greater visibility in low light conditions.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro is recalling its Karma drones because they can lose power suddenly during operation. The company is giving all GoPro purchasers who return their Karma a full refund.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing is now shipping its new road hubs. The updated design places the hub flanges and bearings as far from the hub center as possible creating strong, stiff wheels with a minimum amount of rim flex, the company said. The hubs have 100mm front and 130mm rear spacing.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dr. Roger Minkow, who helped developed Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other products, is launching what he says could be the largest scientific study of cyclists' health ever conducted.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Christini Bicycles is promoting a new all-wheel-drive fat bike on Kickstarter as the company helps fund a fat bike expedition to Antarctica.

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