BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hero Kit repair kits include tools, small supplies and a step-by-step manual on how to make common bicycle repairs.
SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is now offering two thru-axle options for its Dirtbag bike transport product, which previously has been available only for standard quick release forks.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Honey Bikes is offering three limited-edition race bikes for the 2013-14 cyclocross season. The company promises to deliver a race-ready bike by Aug. 1 to the first 20 buyers who place an order by June 15.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Park Tool has released the third edition of its Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is introducing an upgraded version of its mountain bike trigger shifters for three of its parts groups, and is trickling down its Type 2 anti-chain slap feature to its X7-level rear derailleur.
The company said all the updated parts are available this month.
ATASCADERO, CA (BRAIN) — Ice Toolz' new tool offerings include the 54R1- Disc Brake Universal maintainance Kit.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has restructured its sales model and increased production of its Cielo high-end steel bike line so that any authorized Chris King dealer can begin stocking and selling the framesets.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Some Lapierre models this year can be had with its computer-controlled shock system called e:i. Though the system was developed with RockShox, Lapierre holds five patents on the technology and retains exclusive use of the system.
DELAND, FL (BRAIN) — MucOff's C3 Ceramic Dry chain lube contains UV tracer dye that glows in the dark when lit with an included black light flashlight. The feature allows users to see if they have fully coated their chain with the lube.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Co-authors Dr. Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas have teamed up again to offer a follow-up to their Feed Zone Cookbook. Their new book, Feed Zone Portables, offers 75 recipes for portable food for cyclists and other endurance athletes tired of bars and gels.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide stickers include QR codes that allow emergency responders to access information via a smart phone app.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Alex Rims — one of the most successful original equipment suppliers to come out of Taiwan in the last two decades — is now looking to expand sales in the aftermarket in North America and Europe.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley, LLC is recalling about 600 EVO-branded handlebar-basket combinations sold exclusively at IBDs.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic is introducing a shallower version of the CXR 80 T aero wheelset that it introduced last year.
ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma's IICON is a cable that turns the company's battery packs — intended to power bike lights — into portable USB charging stations that can be used to power any electronic gadget, including cell phones, cameras or GPS units.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Rottua sandals are handmade in California and feature re-purposed bike tires and tubes along with other materials.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Challenge is introducing a new line of road tubular and clincher tires named for the famous white gravel roads of Tuscany, Italy, and the annual Eroica road race there.
SAALHAUSEN, Germany (BRAIN) — With its black links and gold highlights, the Connex Black Edi chain from Wippermann adds a bit of bling to fusty old drivetrains. It comes in 9- and 10-speed versions — each weighing less than 300 grams —and includes the tool-free Connex link.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount.