Product/Tech

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — JET Roll's newest product is the Sidewinder, a tool pack that allows cyclists to carry up to four extra 12 gram or 16 gram CO2 cartridges, as well as other small items, all in a small, tightly-wrapped, compact setup that wraps around the seatpost or any frame tube.

SAN FRANCSICO (BRAIN) — Low's new Mkii CX is a high-end aluminum cyclocross frameset made in the company's facility in San Francisco.

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Lock brand Kryptonite is expanding into lights with a new line of USB-rechargeable front and rear models that will be available to U.S. independent bike dealers exclusively through Hawley.

Tagged Distributor news

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Civia Cycles has launched a new bike model, the Lowry. The QBP-owned brand has also redesigned its website.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Canfield Brothers is now offering  its largest flat pedal to date, the Crampon Mountain.

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released a software update for its ELEMNT GPS bike computer that includes a live Strava segment feature. Several other GPS computer makers have similar features and Wahoo has promised the update for a while.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn's new Chamber HV floor pump is purpose-built for mountain bike use, with an oversized barrel for high volume, a 4-inch-diameter gauge that reads to 50 psi, a camoflauge paint job and an integrated bottle opener.

At Eurobike, the company will show products to fit cargo bikes, cruisers and Pinion gearboxes.
Gates' new composite sprocket.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates is targeting the high-volume European urban bike and e-bike market with an expanded product line it will introduce at Eurobike at the end of this month. The company also will show new products for use with Pinion gearboxes and Rohloff hubs.

Tagged Eurobike

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Whether it's speed or gravel roads, Felt tackles both with dedicated new road models: the FR and VR.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com is now selling its cardboard bike shipping box, which it first showed at last year's Interbike show. The box was desiogned to make it easier to ship bikes with wider tires and longer suspension travel.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) —  The new Magura Boltron suspension fork was developed for e-MTBs. The fork was developed with WP Performance Systems, an Austria-based motocross suspension company. 

Surly's John Fleck (left) with Paul Zeigle.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Surly is still betting big on the fat bike market, but has trimmed its 2017 line from five models to two — the Wednesday and the Ice Cream Truck.

Still, John Fleck, Surly's global sales manager, said a third model could be added later in the season.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — If there were any doubt as to QBP's commitment to the growth of the bike packing market, then its new Salsa EXP Series should dispel that thought.

SAVAGE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components, LLC has introduced a new compact chain guide, the GnarWolf. It's available now for ISCG-05 mounting, and coming soon in high direct mount and S3/E-type mount.

The XR 1501 Spline One in 22.5mm width.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has expanded its Spline One mountain wheel line with five rim width options to suit all sorts of rider needs. The wheels are also available in 650b and 29-inch and with multiple axle configurations.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is expanding its line of tools with a new ratcheting T-wrench and optional titanium torque wrench extender.

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group, the parent company of Cannondale, is recalling about 3,500 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bikes because the front hub axle can fail. The recall involves bikes manufactured between 2010 and 2012.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has launched its new Energy Stroopwafel, a Dutch-style syrup waffle that the company said acts like an Energy Gel, but tastes like a breakfast treat.

TOKYO (BRAIN) — A Japanese entrepreneur is launching a Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to product a wireless headset that allows groups of up to 10 people to talk to each other via a cellular data connection. The Bonx Grip headset is being marketed to outdoor sports enthusiasts including cyclists.

The Speed 3 SE.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Pashley Cycles, England's longest established bicycle manufacturer, has launched two special edition bicycles to celebrate its 90th anniversary.

The "Speed 3 SE" and "Roadfinder SE" models commemorate the past and present day activities of the business.

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