HOUSTON (BRAIN) — With help from a successful kickstarter.com campaign, a Texas company is preparing to begin shipping a non-invasive blood lactate testing device in December.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne is now shipping its Micro Drive StVZO tail light, a compact, 5 lumen LED light that meets Germany's StVZO regulations for tail lights.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marc Pro is introducing a new version of its electronic muscle conditioning device. The new versions, called the Marc Pro Plus, is said to aid recovery from activity and provide relief for aches and pains.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Mike Ahrens is getting serious about selling bike-mounted bottle openers. The San Jose builder first made an opener as a joke prior to the 2006 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works’ new Lars Rover is a USB-rechargeable headlight with a Panasonic li-ion battery, CREE LED and Texas Instruments integrated circuit. It is available in 450- and 650-lumen models.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is recalling about 1,180 aero bike helmets because of concerns about how the helmet material provides head protection in cold weather. The company is cooperating with the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall.
MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA-USA said Wednesday that due to more cost-effective manufacturing process, the company has lowered prices on its K-Force and Afterburner hydraulic disc brakes but is maintaining existing margins.
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) – Lazer Sport is now offering two adult helmets equipped with MIPS, the multi-directional impact protection system designed to deal with angled impacts to the head.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Mission's Camo Series messenger bags are available in three sizes in a limited edition.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Goggles & Dust: Images from Cycling's Glory Days is a new book containing newly restored photographs from 1920s and 1930s bike racing.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Can indoor riding be entertaining? The founders of a new company called Zwift are hoping to make indoor cycling more social and community based with software that brings traditional video game graphics and functions to indoor cycling.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is now selling a wall-mounted tool station for public use in bike storage rooms or repair stations. The Public Toolbox includes eight tools secured to the wall with 54-inch braided stainless steel cables. An optional strike plate protects walls from tool strikes.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin watches may soon have access to third-party apps, much like a smartphone or smart watch. Garmin is making open platform software available for third party developers to create apps for its products.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries is now shipping its Muna balance bikes to retailers.
The Muna Fire Truck or Pinkie models, retailing for $110, come with oversized steel frames, rear hand brake, rubber tires and tubes, a ball-bearing headset, seatpost QR, spoked wheels and riser handlebars.