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ESTAVAYER-le-LAC, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Professional Cyclists Association is asking that the UCI honor its requests for changes to its disc brake testing in the pro road peloton. 

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cantitoe Road is now distributing Paincakes, which are reusable cold packs that adhere to the body without tape or elastic straps.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Look's Kéo Classic 3 pedals are an entry level road clipless design for the rider who wants adjustability and easy of entry/release in an affordable package. The pedal comes with gray Kéo Grip cleats for ease of walking off the bike. 

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Tern's new 451 Verge family of bikes feature new larger wheels, more stable geometry and the single-chainring drivetrains with wide-range cassettes.

The Phoenix XC stem.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has launched the Phoenix Component System, which includes handlebars, stems, grips, seatposts, and saddles.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — CeramicSpeed has improved the lube formula on its UFO Racing Chains, following the Danish company's purchase of Friction Facts last year. The new formula is said to be lower friction and last longer.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has launched the second generation of its carbon Tracer bike. 

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is now offering a mobile app for owners of the brand's equipment.

The app will allow consumers to register their product and receive a free third year of warranty coverage for doing so via the app.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RovR is offering an 80-quart premium cooler that rolls on all-terrain mountainboard wheels and can be towed behind a bike.

TOLEDO, Ohio (BRAIN) — Grypshon Industries wrapped up a very successful Kickstarter campaign Friday for its grippy tool tray, the Grypmat. The company received pledges of $113,433, far exceeding the $10,000 goal for the campaign.

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp has released a free firmware update for its PowerPod power meter. The new firmware improves the device's calibration accuracy and adds framework for a major forthcoming feature that Velocomp calls Real World Wind Tunnel.

The Minna Mist.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR has released two limited edition shoe models, the Minna Mist and Minna Cadet. The shoes have styling said to have been inspired by the fog of San Francisco.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. is again selling its Karma drone, which the company removed from the market in November because the drone would sometimes lose power and fall out of the sky, endangering those below. The company said it fixed the problem by redesigning the device's battery latch.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP's new Better Boost Adapter Kits allows riders to keep their existing 15x100mm front wheel with DT-Swiss hubs and upgrade to fit a new Boost 15x110mmm fork.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is offering free bracket upgrades for its Dave's Mud Shovel Rear Fat Bike Fenders after determining quality control issues on the most recent production run.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike's new Dumont model is a performance full-suspension recumbent trike.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Velo Saddles is continuing its tradition of offering a limited edition saddle to celebrate Chinese New Year, which begins Saturday. This year, Velo is offering a Year of the Rooster design based on the company's Angel model.

A screenshot of the Velotooler iOS app.

HAMDEN, Ct. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a web-based program that matches up consumers with independent bike mechanics, is getting off the ground with a trial run in New England, where about 80 transactions have been completed this month. The company now offers its mechanics a group insurance program.

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps

BREMERTON, Wash. (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special edition of one of its signature products, the Giustaforza torque wrench.

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