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Posted September 13, 2012

CARBONDALE, CO (BRAIN) — The Ultralite pedal system lives up to its name, with a claimed weight some 100 grams lighter than any other road clipless pedal on the market. The new pedal is being made by Ultralite Sports in Colorado and will be displayed for the first time at Interbike next week.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 12, 2012
The Fyxation Quiver frameset

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — Fixie mainstay Fyxation is offering urban riders and shop tinkerers a frame with many possibilities.

The welded 4130 chromoly Quiver frame can be built with gears, as a fixie or with an internal gear hub. Its cable stops are removable for a clean look when they aren’t needed.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 11, 2012
Wilier Triestina 101XN

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina will introduce a new carbon 29er hardtail at Interbike next week. The company said the new frame is cross-country thoroughbred with a few features that will appeal to trail riders. 

Posted in New Products
Posted September 10, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM has lightened its venerable BB8 cable-actuated disc brake calipers by about 25 grams per wheel. The company also is introducing a new cable set designed to optimize performance with the brakes.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 10, 2012
BioLogic PostPump 2.0

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — BioLogic has updated its PostPump, an award-winning product that serves as a seatpost and a high-capacity floor pump.

The PostPump 2.0 has won a "red dot" product design award. 

Posted in New Products
Posted September 7, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — We all know the customer (or employee) who frets about getting road bike brake levers positioned EXACTLY even on each side of the bar.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 6, 2012

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN) — Electric bike maker Currie Technologies is working with folding bike maker Dahon to introduce, you guessed it, an electric folding bike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 5, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — GoPro's 3D videos were a crowd pleaser at the Eurobike Expo last week, where crowds of show goers donned cardboard glasses to immerse themselves in action videos.

Posted in New Products Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 4, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Italian component brand Deda Elementi is entering a new product category — wheels.

The company showed three new wheelsets at Eurobike that have been two years in the making and designed with input from sponsored riders.

Posted in New Products Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 4, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Specialized has expanded its recall of some Tektro aero brake levers included with its S-Works Shiv framesets and bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 30, 2012
Colnago C59 disc fork

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The industry's still waiting for hydraulic brake/shift levers from Shimano and SRAM. Meanwhile, Shimano's new Di2 wiring throws a wrench into alternative options.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
2013 RockShox SID 650B

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM's RockShox brand will offer two models of suspension fork in the fast-growing 650b size, starting in December.

RockShox will offer the SID and the Reba in the new size, which is also referred to as 27.5-inch.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 30, 2012
Shimano PRO VIBE handlebars

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shimano is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 67 sets of PRO VIBE carbon handlebars.

The handlebars. manufactured by Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan, can break during riding. No consumers have reported breakages, however.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Look unveiled its new S-Track mountain bike pedal to the press Wednesday morning. The pedal, named S-Track for single track, is targeted to a wide range of riders from cross-country to all-mountain and enduro.

Posted in New Products Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
Electra Townie Go

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Electra is putting the “E” into its name with a new SRAM-powered electric bike that U.S. dealers can test ride at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 29, 2012
SRAM's first road parts get better chainrings, other upgrades
New Force components

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM is updating its first road group, called Force, with improved chainrings, shifters and rear derailleurs, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 29, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Thule Group combined its expertise in racks and luggage to create its newest product line, a range of panniers, racks, saddle bags and handlebar mounted iPhone and iPad sleeves called Pack n’ Pedal.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012
RideOn to ride off into the sunset

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Distributors, retailers and consumers need to order their Gore cables now. The company plans to exit the business by year’s end. Several OE customers, including SRAM, along with key distributors in the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012
Caliper bridges can crack
Recalled eebrake calipers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Eecycleworks LLC is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 400 of its eebrake caliper brakes for road bikes. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—WD-40 Co., whose penetrating oil has been a household name since the 1950s, is launching WD-40 BIKE, a new business unit focused exclusively on cycling-specific maintenance products.

Posted in Product/Tech

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