PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha has launched its product line tied to its sponsorship of the Team Sky team, including defending Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins. Rapha has a four-year agreement with the team.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — The Tacx Blue Motion stationary trainer features a 10-position handlebar-mounted resistance lever and a Neodymium magnetic brake system.
POSTFACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Disc brakes on road bikes? Not so fast, says Germany’s brake specialist, Magura.
Magura has launched a study logging how a number of test riders use disc brakes over miles of European roads before deciding whether the technology is an option for the company.
BOISE, IDAHO (BRAIN) — With an eye toward aggressive trail riding, retailer Alan Klarc is setting up in-house fabrication for a line of steel mountain bikes to be sold through his Boise shop, Velomech, starting this spring or summer.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Deda Elementi is offering a line of 31.7 mm diameter stems and handlebars for 2013, including a sub-100 gram stem.
The company claims its Superleggero stem is the lightest production stem on the market at 99 grams for the 110 mm length.
LANCASTER, PA (BRAIN) — Seatsleev is a minimalist way for riders to carry essentials on the bike. The saddle pack is made of heavy gauge elastic bands and a grippy fabric to hold a tube, CO2 cartridges, tire levers and a multi-tool.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added more advanced power and heart rate analysis features to its premium subscription service.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — Fyxation is offering a new kit that includes a Gates pedal strap and a Gates platform pedal. The urban-oriented brand says the straps are becoming a popular alternative to clips and straps or clipless pedals for fixed gear riders and commuters.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Italian sunglass maker Rudy Project is introducing a new model line that it says merges performance features from some of its previous models.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Norco and Wilier Triestina each separately issued bike recall notices Tuesday in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Norco is recalling some 24- and 26-inch-wheeled dirt jumping bikes because the frames can break.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For roadies who need a little foot warmth, improved aerodynamics and an occasional laugh from the peloton, Podium Shoe Covers makes covers in 12 designs.
Designs include a work boot, dress shoes, roller skates and high heels.
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) — Without releasing many details, the Italian component company Tiso announced Wednesday that it will soon release a 12-speed wireless electric road drivetrain.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Deda Elementi is now offering a carbon seatpost built for Selle Italia's monolink seat rail standard.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Visitors to Jason Smith's workshop — should they be far enough down the rabbit hole of bike geekdom to appreciate it — might be treated to a fairly eye-opening demonstration about bike chain friction.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is introducing a winter accessory for its no-pedal balance bikes. The Snow Strider Ski attachments were designed and built to work with any Strider ST balance bike.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Cateye has added digital heart rate, speed and cadence functions to its popular Strada Wireless cycling computer.
WEST MIDLANDS, England (BRAIN) — The Pickwick backpack from Brooks is made in Italy with water-treated European canvas and Brooks leather trim. It features one secret pocket and one extra compartment, both hidden on the back of the bag, and closed with waterproof zips.