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.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow is introducing its first glove, a leather, long-finger mountain bike glove called the Men's All-Mountain Glove.
ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco has unveiled a custom Regale Racing Protek saddle for the Rudy Project 3EPIC Mtb Marathon event.
The limited edition saddle commemorates the first edition of the race, which will take place in the heart of the Dolomites.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — OneUp Components is now offering narrow-wide chainrings for Shimano XT M8000 and MT700 cranks, designed to be used with Shimano's new 11-speed offroad groups.
The rings save 35 grams and $20 over the stock XT (SM-CRM80) single-ring, OneUp said.
DENVER (BRAIN) — High end framebuilder Alchemy Bicycles is expanding beyond its road and 'cross offerings with a carbon hardtail mountain bike that it is now shipping, and plans to expand its mountain bike offerings in part by working with David Earle's Sotto Group.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday announced its first underwater heart rate monitors, for swimmers and triathletes.
The new HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim are desiged to be compact and streamlined for minimal drag in the water.
SNOWBASIN, Utah (BRAIN) — Best known for its murdered-out, black-on-black disc-brake carbon bikes, QBP house brand Foundry Cycles has repositioned itself with fresh branding and, starting in August, a return to the traditional road bike market.
SNOWBASIN, Utah (BRAIN) — Is it really necessary for one brand to offer not one, not two, but THREE different drop-bar 29er bikes? Oh yeah, says Benton Hunt, global sales manager for Salsa Cycles. It’s all about the individual experience and where the bike can take a rider, he said during the Salsa 2016 model year presentation QBP’s SaddleDrive dealer event in Snowbasin.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rapha is entering a new product category with its first eyewear, the Rapha Classic Glasses.
The new glasses have acetate frames, handmade by Italy's Mazzucchelli, and Carl Zeiss lenses.
ONIGO DI PEDEROBBA, Italy (BRAIN) — Northwave is launching an enduro shoe, developed with sponsored athlete Cedric Gracia and using a new outsole designed with Michelin.