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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.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments is working with Rochester Optical to offer prescription inserts for  its Recon Jet glasses.

The new Zipp Rotor Protectors come in two sizes.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp Speed Weaponry has expanded its accessory lineup to include a new disc brake rotor protector, new valve extenders, an inner tube with aluminum valve stems, and new aluminum and carbon fiber bottle cages.

LONDON (BRAIN) — The British company behind the Blaze Laserlight, which shines a laser image of a bike on the road in front of a bike, is planning a tailight. The Blaze Burner rear light is now near its funding goal on Kickstarter.

RANDOLPH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle's Hefty Holder holds smartphones, in their case, on a bike's handlebar or stem.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is introducing a new line of plus-sized youth mountain bikes, called Riprock, with four models with 24 x 2.8-inch or 20 x 2.8-inch Specialized Big Roller tires, aluminum frames and disc brakes.

Fizik Endurance tape in Classic texture, white color.

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Fizik has released a new range of bar tape designed for long-distance riding.

AARHUS, Denmark (BRAIN) — A Danish company looking to introduce a wireless, frictionless generator bike light has reached its funding goal on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay is releasing a new version of its SYZR mountain bike pedal, with a chromoly spindle and a $165 retail price.

The new SYZR Chrome-Moly has all the same components and features as the SYZR pedals with stainless steel or titanium spindles.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — CeramicSpeed's UFO chains — which are standard chains from several manufacturers, specially treated with a wax-based lubricant — are now being s

Featured athletes include Steve Prefontaine, Greg LeMond, Siri Lindley, Cadel Evans, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ned Overend, and Jenny Simpson.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new title published by VeloPress, "How Bad Do You Want It?" looks at new strategies for mental toughness in sport and features stories about top athletes including Steve Prefontaine, Greg LeMond, Siri Lindley, Cadel Evans, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ned Overend, and Jenny Simpson.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — BSX Athletics, which introduced a non-invasive blood lactate measuring cuff last year, has officially launched the second generation of the device

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR Shoes has introduced an updated version of its H20 clipless shoe to deliver the first fully seamed waterproof SPD-compatible sneaker for commuting and trail riding.

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