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MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is reviving its Slim Chance road bike frame for a limited edition run. The new frame will be built with U.S.-made True Temper OX Platinum tubing.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall 2014 Farley and 2015 Farley 6 bikes, as well as the framesets of both models.

The 18-inch Condor Recruiter

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — Hoffman Bikes is now offering its Recruiter line of complete bikes aimed at the first time BMX rider.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian authorities have approved Fox Factory's recall of 6,100 Fox Float X2 Shocks in the U.S and 1,200 of the shocks in Canada.

HOBOKEN, N.J. (BRAIN) — Von Hof Cycles has unveiled the newest addition to its line of small-batch steel frames, the DIA. The DIA frame will retail for $1,950, with complete builds starting at $3,125.

BOCA RATON, Fl. (BRAIN) — The Park and Facilities Catalog, which sells bike racks and other products to businesses and public facilities, is now offering the UpLift bike dock, which claims to be the highest density bike parking rack on the market.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Salsa worked with Brooks England to produce a limited edition Warbird bike in honor of Brooks' 150th anniversary.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Wolf Tooth Valais 25 protects dropper posts from seatbag straps, while also serving as a travel limiter and emergency "crutch" to hold up the post if its locking mechanism fails.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form’s PRO Ankle Guards are made to be worn across multiple sports, including all types of cycling to protect riders from pedal strikes.

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — NuVinci has upgraded its Harmony automatic shifting system with more robust hardware components and new sensors to improve the accuracy, reliability and longevity of the system.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion is introducing its first light for the consumer drone market: the Seca 2200d.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles Inc. has released a special-edition bike saluting the 40th anniversary of Chris King Precision Components. The tribute bike is dressed in King’s 40th Anniversary Olive Crate components with a matching paint scheme.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design is now offering a 16x3 inch wheel kit for many of its bike trailers, for use on snow, sand, gravel or other conditions.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is distributing the Plixi folding bike helmet from the French design firm Overade. 

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is advising bike owners with certain Float X2 shocks on their bikes to stop using the bikes; the company also is telling bike suppliers and retailers to stop selling bikes with the shocks until further instructed.

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Dan Sotelo, one of the most prolific innovators during the 1990s mountain bike boom, is returning to the wholesale side of the industry with a new wheel balancing system he is presenting to wheel, tire and bike makers around the world.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 1,000 model year 2016 Venge ViAS frames because the rear wheel can come out of the dropout.

The iLumaware Shield.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — The co-owner of Mercury Wheels has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a device that increases a bicycle's visibility to radar-based automobile Collision Avoidance Systems.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — North St. Bags' new Morrison is a new commuter pannier/backpack designed to transition quickly from the bike to the shoulders.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus worked with Bosch to develop an aftermarket lock for owners of e-bikes powered by the Bosch e-bike system, eliminating the need to carry separate keys.

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