ROLLINSFORD, NH (BRAIN) — If you are a rider heavily invested in ceramic bearings in your hubs, bottom bracket and jockey wheels and are obsessive about chain cleanliness, dynamo hubs are not even on your radar.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles launched its Firebird 27.5 at the Sea Otter Classic. The new model is a larger-wheeled version of the popular Firebird long-travel bike.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Enve introduced its first 650b downhill racing rim at the Sea Otter Classic last week. The new rim will start shipping in June separately or as part of wheelsets using DT Swiss or Chris King hubs.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Trigger Point Performance has added to its line of personal foam rollers with the launch of the GRID Mini. The roller is 5 inches tall by 5.5 inches in diameter, with the same 3-dimensional surface as the full size original GRID roller.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's top line XTR mountain bike group is getting updated, lighter disc brake components, a lighter bottom bracket, a more durable chain and a super light carbon tubular 29er wheelset.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN) — DUO Brand is now offering an 18-inch version of its SVS BMX street/park tire. The tire is available in 18 x 2.1-inch size in black or white sidewalls.
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — Oakley is introducing a new downhill mountain biking goggle that will be used by world Downhill champion Greg Minnaar at the Sea Otter Classic this week.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is introducing a new version of its R.I.P. 9 frame using an "air-formed" aluminum frame that brings its weight down to nearly the same as the company's comparable carbon fiber bike.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Cervélo announced a new bike model on Tuesday, a time trial and triathlon bike that is more affordable than its top-of-the-line P5. The new P3 will retail for $5,400 built up with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 parts.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Fizik is now offering its Versus line of saddles with braided-carbon rails, which the company says are more comfortable than other carbon rails, while being just as light.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM on Monday went public with its long-rumored 11-speed road groups and hydraulic disc and rim brake options for the road.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Donkey Label's line of handmade soaps include soaps to remove grease and grime, a hydrating facial soap and a shaving soap. All are made especially for cyclists of pure natural and organic ingredients.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has launched a new triathlon/time trial saddle, the Sitero.
LILLE, France (BRAIN) — Bianchi is introducing a new technology for reducing vibration in carbon frames with a prototype frame that is being raced in Paris-Roubaix this weekend.
FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN) — Action Wipes are full-body after-exercise cleaning wipes that require no rinsing. The manufacturer said the wipes contain natural ingrediants that leave the user's skin feeling clean and refreshed.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB's new Vigilante's tire is available in a 2.3-inch width in 26-inch, 650b and 29-inch wheel sizes. The new tread design features large, square-edged knobs to address the needs of European enduro racers.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Abvio, Inc. has added support for the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT computer to its Cyclemeter iPhone app.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Current Coaster Co.’s full-size scooter bikes are constructed from bicycle components including 20-inch double-wall alloy rims, Kenda Kwick Roller tires and a Tektro front brake.