SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling and Race Face, each now owned by Fox Factory, have each launched their first dropper posts.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates is introducing some extra-durable belt drive sprockets, inspired by year-round users in the Netherlands and aimed at adventure trekking riders.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is releasing a new tool kit consisting of hex keys, a 1/4-inch socket head driver and 10 driver bits, all packaged in a beech wood box.
The HX-One tool kit will begin shipping Sept. 1 and will retail for $125.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin is now offering a cycling-specific bundle for its Virb action camera, which includes a new combo mount that attaches a Edge head unit and Virb camera to the same handlebar mount.
The bundle includes a Virb XE camera but not the Edge.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — ASI's Breezer Bicycles is recalling about 1,700 Downtown models because the pedal can separate from its spindle.
The company has received 12 reports of the problem; none involved injury to the rider.
The bikes were sold from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $450 to $650.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smith has launched a new mountain bike-specific goggle, the Squad MTB.
CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask's new mountain bike helmet, the Rex, is designed for trail riding, enduro, cross-country racing and casual offroad riding.
It has 20 vents for maximum airflow at slow speeds and warmer climates, complemented by frontal pads with new technology to encourage sweat evaporation.
LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is now offering a 90-day comfort guarantee on its its FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts.
The shorts were developed with German bike fitting experts gebioMized and is available with three pad-width options and two leg lengths.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — After months of teases in the media, Cannondale on Thursday released details of its Slate bike, a 650b road bike with a short travel Lefty fork.
The Slate will be available in October in three models, the company said.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing limited edition mountain bike shoes and pedals in the brand's trademark blue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its SPD pedals.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs is debuting its first energy bar and a bulk package option for its GU Energy Gel. The new bulk packaging is designed to reduce litter: fewer packages mean less trash and less material used.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is making its entry into performance footwear with three models for road and off-road riders, shown last month at the company’s dealer event in Copper Mountain.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles is bringing a new carbon tapered disc fork to market. Called the Max 45, the fork has clearance for a 45c tire and incorporates much of the research behind Seven’s 5E road fork while offering increased torsional stiffness for long-term performance on disc-brake bikes.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Exustar's SM-324 MTB Shoe retails for less than $80 and offers affordable performance for mountain biking and cyclocross, the company says.
MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — The Loki trail hardtail features Orbea's new Double Duty concept, with the ability to run either 29-inch or 27-plus wheels via Boost hub spacing front and rear.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The new Skyline Shorts from Cadence Collection are made with water-resistant, durable 4-way stretch fabric for fit and movement. The fabric is 88 percent Nylon and 12 percent Spandex. The fit is tapered for cycling and there is a reflective label on the waistband for visibility.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine is working with Chef'd, a gourmet meal kit delivery service, to offer a selection of branded a la carte meals geared especially for cyclists.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rokform's BackPack Battery Power System, a complete mobile charging unit designed for iPhone users on the go, is designed to deliver hours of additional power to iPhone devices while seamlessly integrating with all mountable Rokform cases and Rokform Mounting System (RMS) accessories.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Patrick O'Grady is once again offering the Old Guys Who Get Fat in Winter Racing Team jerseys. The jerseys feature the cartoon Old Guy created by O'Grady for VeloNews magazine in 1989, as well as various sponsors including Wide Load Diner and Spare Tire Ale.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE is now shipping its SES 2.2 wheels, designed as lightweight climbing wheels for tubular tires. The wheels were developed with aerodynamicist Simon Smart and have the shallowest profile of any wheel developed in the collaboration.