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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Soma Fabrications' Gator Bar is an alternative to "alternative drop bars," with drops that flare out at a 20-degree angle. It's 655mm wide and works with mountain grips as well as bar tape.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Anyone who has had to cut a tire off a rim with a knife, take heart: Bike tire makers have finally had enough too.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week
'Micro-compact' is the coming trend in road gearing.
The new Praxis — NOT Turn — Cadet crank.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Turn was an apt name for Praxis Works' growing crank line and distinguishes the cranks from the company's Praxis Works-branded bottom brackets and chainring offerings.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Sigma Brakelight clips to a bike's rear brake cable and turns on when the rider brakes.

Front light shines a green bicycle on the lane in front of the rider.

EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Heart rate monitor pioneer Polar on Tuesday launched a new wrist-based heart monitor with a high-resolution touch screen.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Servicing hydraulic brakes is a pain in numerous ways. Not only does each manufacturer have a slightly different bleed kit, but hose ends are specific to different brands.  To service the brakes on the American market takes a variety of bleed kits that invariably get mixed up.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week
The 8-Pack rack in black, and the new tire.

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Surly announced two new products — a new front rack that comes in two versions, and a 26 x 2.5-inch touring tire — at the QBP Biketoberfest dealer event, being held here this week. 

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Sugoi introduced its 2016 Racing Systems Tri Speedsuit here before the kick-off of the Ironman World Championship. The company said the RS Tri Speedsuit is its most technologically advanced garment ever.

Trinity Advanced Pro 0

KONA, Hawaii  — Giant introduced its new Trinity triathlon bikes last week during a global media launch at the Ironman World Championships. The new range of composite bikes includes two series: Trinity Advanced Pro and Trinity Advanced.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca’s Seat Roll is made from Martexin waxed duck canvas for a supple appearance and water resistance equivalent to leather. It can be re-waxed every few years to refresh waterproofing.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Vista women’s jersey combines a classic raglan style with Sombrio’s new Chill Mesh Technology.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Running and cycling fitness app and website Strava has launched a new interactive data platform, called Insights, to compare information from the 12 most active cities across the globe.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now shipping its M60 HV and M70 HV wheel models; the HV stands for "high volume." 

The Seven Treeline SL.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles has added two custom titanium fat bike models to its lineup.

The Treeline S and Treeline SL are built with straight-gauge and double-butted titanium respectively.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Montague's new RackStand serves as a bike's rear rack, fender and a kickstand or workstand. It's compatible with 700c, 26-inch or 27.5-inch wheels and will work with quick release or bolt-on axles. It also is available for OE sales.

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