The PTD-5 is pre-set to 5Nm of torque.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced eight new products and product updates for a summer release. The new tools include compact adjustable and pre-set torque drivers, a new inflator head for air compressors and updates to its long-standing DAG deraaileur hanger alignment tool.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Just in time for that local Fourth of July bike parade, Paul Component Design pays tribute to 'Murrica with its limited-edition Spirit of Paul Quick Release Skewers.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Thursday unveiled its new XO DH hubs, which will be available in rear axle configurations of 12x150 and 12x157, and 20x110 on the front.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn Designs' Airstik 2Stage Mini-Pump has a lightweight aluminum barrel and shaft and is switchable between high-volume and high-pressure modes for faster inflation with less effort.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The new Urban Racer bike model, part of Vanilla Workshop’s Speedvagen line, is intended as a “super commuter.”

The new model starts at $4,895, with multiple upgrade options available.

Pinarello worked with carmaker Jaguar to improve bike’s aerodynamics.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — British pro rider Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record this weekend on a Pinarello Bolide HR bike co-engineered by Jaguar and Pinarello. 

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KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — The M450 bike computer features GPS, altitude, heart rate and integrated LED light.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments has developed a nutrition app called Refuel that tells cyclists and runners when to drink and eat during and after an activity. The app displays this information on the Recon Jet’s heads-up display.

Event XC helmet retails for $90

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell is introducing its latest MIPS-equipped helmet, the Event XC. At $90, it’s Bell’s most affordable MIPS helmet.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) – GoPro has unveiled its new HERO+ LCD camera, which offers a touch display for easy shot framing, settings control and access to in-camera video trimming feature. The HERO+ LCD is built directly into its waterproof housing.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist Jason Sumner's latest book, "75 Classic Rides Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes," focuses on routes from easy to epic around Sumner's native state.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is recalling all of its 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a concern about front hub failures.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Next month Shimano will offer a special limited-edition electric blue versuib of its top-of-the-line road shoe, the SH-R321.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has launched the Misceo iE, which the company says is the first e-bike in the U.S. to use Shimano's new STEPS technology. With pedal assist up to 20 mph, this urban e-bike is made for weekday commuting and weekend exploring.

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The C15 Carved in slate.

WEST MIDLANDS, England, U.K. (BRAIN) — Brooks' new Cambium C15 Carve saddle has the same relatively narrow shaping as the Cambium C15, but has an ergonomic cut-out intended to provide relief from discomfort in the perineal area.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp's latest road wheel model is the 404 Firestrike, which features a new technology called Carbon Shield to add durability. The company is selling just 404 pairs each of the updated Firestrike Tubular and Carbon Clincher this year.

500 sets will be available in the U.S.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura is releasing a limited edition of its MT7 brakes, called the MT7 Raceline. The Raceline features the neon yellow color previously available only to pro racers.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Hidrate Me Smart Water Bottle, which will launch a crowd-funding campaign June 1, will alert the user to appropriate drinking levels based on temperature, humidity, elevation and personal settings.

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (BRAIN) — New women's cycling apparel brand Evelyn Hill Cycling is expanding its product line to include larger sizing for bibs, shorts, jerseys, and accessories. The brand's Season 2 collection will include sizing ranging from 3XL-5XL, to fit women who range from sizes 20 through 28-plus.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — On 1-by cockpits, Lindarets' ReMount adapter moves a dropper seatpost's cable-actuated remote lever from inboard of the brake lever to where a front shifter's thumb paddle would sit in a multi-chainring drivetrain.


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