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AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is distributing the Plixi folding bike helmet from the French design firm Overade. 

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is advising bike owners with certain Float X2 shocks on their bikes to stop using the bikes; the company also is telling bike suppliers and retailers to stop selling bikes with the shocks until further instructed.

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Dan Sotelo, one of the most prolific innovators during the 1990s mountain bike boom, is returning to the wholesale side of the industry with a new wheel balancing system he is presenting to wheel, tire and bike makers around the world.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 1,000 model year 2016 Venge ViAS frames because the rear wheel can come out of the dropout.

The iLumaware Shield.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — The co-owner of Mercury Wheels has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a device that increases a bicycle's visibility to radar-based automobile Collision Avoidance Systems.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — North St. Bags' new Morrison is a new commuter pannier/backpack designed to transition quickly from the bike to the shoulders.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus worked with Bosch to develop an aftermarket lock for owners of e-bikes powered by the Bosch e-bike system, eliminating the need to carry separate keys.

Selle Royal worked with various artists and designers on its printed TA+TOO collection.

PARIS (BRAIN) — Italian saddle maker Selle Royal is showing its newest saddle collection at the first Autonomy urban mobility expo in Paris this week. The show features everything from share cars and Uber to electric scooters and cargo, folding and electric bikes. It runs from Friday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has launched a limited edition version of its X-Project cycling shoes that is being sold to benefit the Amy D. Foundation. Pearl Izumi is also offering jerseys and shorts that are being to sold to benefit the foundation.

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — BMC is introducing a new triathlon bike at the Ironman World Championships here this week. The new Timemachine is the result of two years of aerodynamic reserach by BMC and Swiss Formula1 experts Sauber Engineering, in collaboration with the BMC Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace.

The TA features a left-side drivetrain.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —Felt Bicycles is now selling its TA FRD track bike model, used by the U.S. women's team pursuit squad at the Rio Olympics.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports' Guru brand has introduced a new motion capture software program, called Range of Right, that be used with a dealer's current Guru Fit system or adapted to be used with other fit bikes on the market.

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Rapha helmet has colors to match Rapha clothing and sells for the same price in the U.S. as the Giro Synthe helmet, which it is based on.

The Rapha helmet is sold in four colors: Black, White, Yellow and an Rapha Cycling Club edition.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —Skratch Labs' latest product is its Endurance Recovery Mix, its first product for post-activity nutrition. Endurance Recovery Mix will be released to the public for sale on Oct. 3.

The T-Handle set in its travel case.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports is entering a new market: tools. The company is now offering three tool kits: a $250 Team Edition kit, a $130 Ride Prep kit and a $130 set of T-handle wrenches. All three kits come with soft carrying cases. The tools are also being sold individually.

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is selling a limited edition of its meal supplement, called MUD, in a seasonal Pumpkin Spice flavor. The company said it's part of a new strategy of bringing out small batch limited edition flavors.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thomas Prehn's new company, Arsenal Cycling, is crowdfunding a new light system that includes rear lights that flash in unison.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now offering the M60 Plus carbon mountain bike wheel, built for 27.5-plus tires.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Selle SMP, the Italian maker of anatomically correct saddles, has introduced the new Blaster model to its 2017 line of ergonomic saddles.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling some Fuji and Breezer bikes because the top clamp of the seatpost can crack, posing a fall hazard to the user.

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