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Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.
The Origin8 F7 model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because welds on the bikes' frames can break.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — The Linderet ReMount attaches cable-actuated dropper post and shock remotes to many Shimano and SRAM brake levers, using Shimano's I-Spec and SRAM's Matchmaker X integration standards.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is now offering the Bombtrack Hook 1 cyclocross bike, which features a frame made with high quality Japanese Sanko chromoly tubing, with the front triangle made of heat-treated tubing.

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura’s new SingleTrack Jacket is a mountain bike rain jacket that comes in men's and women's models. Designed in rainy Scotland, the jacket is appropriate for aggressive riding, commuting or off-bike use.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has expanded the size range of the Cascadia ALX fender line for use with nine different tire sizes.

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs will offer hydration packs with two new reservoir models designed and manufacturered by Hydrapak. Osprey also will offer the reservoirs separately beginning with its Spring 2016 collection.

The Bryton Rider 310.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Bryton's new Rider 100 and Rider 310 GPS cycling computers are designed to be easy to use with one-touch starting, GPS recording and multiple data functions. The Rider 100, retailing for $69.99, offers 36 data functions while the $99 Rider 100 has up to 70 functions. 

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply Company is now distributing Reid Cycles, which offers bikes starting at $279.99 retail, including urban, commuter and fat bikes.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Velo Orange has announced the arrival of their popular Grand Cru Drillium 110mm Fluted Double Crankset in black, or "Noir" as the company calls the finish.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle Corp. is introducing a new set of locking wheel skewers, called KnoxNut, that replace standard QR skewers and deter wheel thieves. The KnoxNuts also are available to work with solid axles on single speed, fixed gear or internal gear bikes.

Company moving more R&D resources to women's product.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha on Friday introduced the new team kit for the Canyon/SRAM women's WorldTour squad. The company said the high performance kit was designed for aerodynamic performance and said it "has given over a significant section of its R&D to the design of women's high-level racing gear."

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Health Canada to recall about 510 road bikes because the carbon fiber steerer can fail. 

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Polar is now offering Strava integration with Polar Flow, which creates automatic syncing capabilities for a variety of Polar products including its M450, V650, M400 and V800 computers.

Cervélo C5

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Cervélo is launching its first all-new series in a decade, and it's targeted to the endurance road rider. The first model in the series is the C5.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (BRAIN) — A collaboration kit between Velocio and Australian racer Tiffany Cromwell, the Origami Kit uses the new Ultralight Jersey and RS Bib Short platform for warm-weather performance.

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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