IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano has announced that it is trickling down some high-end features from its Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups to to third tier 105 parts, via a new 11-speed 105 group. Besides the 11th cog, the 105 5800 series components borrow a new compact lever shape from the pricier groups.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is releasing new 11-speed shifters for aero bars, as well as time trial/triathlon-specific chainrings.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Cargo has had a busy winter. The company has moved to a larger location, added several new products and is now offering retailers a new point of purchase display.
NEW HOPE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Moxie Cycling has launched an expanded line of women’s cycling apparel, adding 38 new SKUs for the season.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) – Smith Optics' new mountain bike helmet, the Forefront, has received the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Outdoor/Leisure/Sports/Fun category, awarded by the Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has made its Armadillo road tires tougher and more durable, the company says.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Lightweight is offering a new version of all its road wheels, the Schwarzed Edition. The Schwarzed wheels feature a new black-on-black color scheme and full ceramic bearings from CeramicSpeed.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is launching a new mountain bike disc brake family called Guide, which will be available in June. SRAM said it started from scratch in designing the new line, which is notable for not including the Avid brand.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BRAIN) — Profits from the sales of Scicon's new Qhubeka Scicon saddlebags will support a program that helps mobilize people on bicycles in South Africa.
BOXTEL, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The new Dutch brand Allez Cycling offers cycling-themed T-shirts for men and women.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — The Bookman Cup Holder is intended to be a simple and attractive way to help city cyclists who also happen to be coffee enthusiasts.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles adds to its premium fixed-gear line with the new Coolidge drop-bar bike.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Zeal Optics' new Memphis sunglass is part of its Crafted series of biodegradable sunglesses.
The frames are made of a biodegradable acetate based on Italian-grown cotton.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is recalling about 1,300 Stromer ST1 women's and men's e-bikes, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum, because the fork can break during use. The company has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has made a major update to its mobile app, making it more social and combining its running and cycling apps into one app.
The app is now available in 11 languages, with the addition of Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Traditional Chinese.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts is offering new low-profile crossbars and towers for bike and ski racks.
The Ouray Crossbar and Flagstaff Towers integrate with most vehicle's factory roof rails.
BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge—maker of aluminum chain catchers and mounts for cycling computers and cameras—has lowered its pricing as much as 20 percent at retail.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Yuba Bicycles has updated its Boda Boda cargo bike for 2014 and created new accessories for carrying children, adult passengers, groceries or a surfboard.
The new Boda Boda will be available for purchase in April for $995 retail.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Tuesday released details of its Force CX1 group, a single-chainring cyclocross racing parts kit that borrows technology from its single-chainring mountain bike groups. Several SRAM-sponsored racers were spotted using the group during the 2013-2014 cyclocross season.