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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing products from The Robert Axle Project, which sells 12mm thru-axles that allow attachment of trailers to bikes, including fat bikes, with thru-axles.

Tagged Distributor news

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The new Connex 11s0 chain from Wippermann is now available.

The 11-speed chain features a new pin riveting process and dramatically chamfered outer and inner plates to ensure compatibility with all 11-speed systems, including Shimano's Di2 electronic systems.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is releasing a new LED taillight that it said is specifically designed for daytime use.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles and Currie Technologies have teamed up to launch the Spicy Curry, a electric cargo bike that will be officially introduced at next week's Sea Otter Classic.

Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Prices lowered about 19 percent across the range.

SPEARFISH, S.D. (BRAIN) — SRAM's Quarq brand is lowering prices on its entire power meter range, effective immediately. Prices have been reduced by 19 percent depending on model.

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA has launched an employee purchase program offering qualified shop employees 40 percent off wholesale pricing and free shipping, plus a team partnership program selling race teams products at 40 percent off retail. Both programs run from April through Dec. 31, 2015.

Company is promoting the groups' available wide gear ranges.
The 11-speed GX rear derailleur.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is launching a new series of mountain bike drivetrains called GX with pricing that slots in between that of its X5 and X1 groups and which promise wider gear range options than comparable Shimano groups.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – Following a recent price reduction, Pioneer is offering an even lower price point for its dual-leg crank-based power meter.

An image of the case from the patent filing.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro has patented a cube-like camera housing that could reshape how its action cameras look.

The BR-RS805 caliper is Ultegra grade.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is introducing its first road hydraulic brake calipers that are compatible with the Flat Mount disk caliper mounting system it announced last year and which will be used on some 2016 model year bikes that will be hitting the market soon.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Panaracer's new Fat B Nimble tire range is being marketed as an affordable "hard-wearing four seasons tire." 

The new Guide Ultimate set in Arctic Gray.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is expanding its Guide mountain bike disc brake line with the addition of the Guide Ultimate brakes, which promise improved performance and lighter weight than the origin

LOGAN, Utah (BRAIN) — Dog Ears is an aluminum replacement for the quarter-turn mount plastic tabs used on many Garmin bike computers, including the Edge 500 series.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has added a steel-framed 700c-wheel bike to its range, called the RLT9 Steel. 

The new model is designed for gravel road riding and touring. 

MADRID (BRAIN) — BKOOL has added live weather conditions to its ride simulator, allowing a rider to see the current weather conditions, including rain, snow or fog, on the screen and feel the effects of a head- or tailwind.

The pedalwrencher.com homepage

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — A new website, Pedalwrencher.com, syncs with users' Strava.com data to track miles of use for chains, brake pads and other wearables — and may create opportunities for bike retailers to sell them those parts.

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps

POOLE, U.K. (BRAIN) — Muc-Off’s newest chain lube is formulated for long distances and use during the harshest weather conditions, the company says.

The new Hydrodynamic lube was developed in collaboration with Team Sky.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is working with U.S. and Canadian authorities to recall about 8,300 aerobars that were sold individually and as part of some complete Shiv aero bike models. The bars were sold from 2011 until February this year.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE has released three new products, all of which began shipping to dealers on Thursday. They include a new two-bolt seatpost, a Garmin-compatible computer mount that integrates with Enve's road stem, and a carbon water bottle cage.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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