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SYDNEY (BRAIN) — Bont Cycling's new Helix road shoe has a new cable closure system that wraps around the shoe, through the carbon chassis and back around the other side of the upper. The system uses a single BOA dial for closure and adjustment. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts, Inc. is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 565 of its auto bike racks because a weld can fail, causing the rack to separate from the vehicle. 

CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — Italian Bicycle Group N.A., a bicycle import and wholesale distribution company of Italian cycling products to Canada, Mexico and the United States, is now distributing MB Wear cycling socks in the United States.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Rip Strip Lumbar Belt is part of the Race Face's 2018 soft goods collection, which was announced this week. 

Race Face said the belt is designed for storage for a mountain biker heading out for a quick trail ride or bike park session. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is working with U.S. and Canadian officials to recall about 650 helmets in the U.S. and 550 in Canada, according to a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf tooth's new RoadLink DM modifies direct mount Shimano road rear derailleurs to enable use with wider range cassettes. The product fits Shimano's current generation R8000 Ultegra and R9100 Dura-Ace rear derailleurs.

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — British bag maker Restrap has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wald Sports to produce a collection of Basket Bags specifically made for Wald bike baskets. The company also has launched a new front bag, the Rando.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components worked with Canada's 4iiii Innovations to develop the power meter technology used in its new line of Power Crank power meters, which was released to the public on Wednesday.

CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand (BRAIN) — New Zealand-based bike fitting company Velogicfit has launched a new 3D Motion bike fitting system for bike retailer use.

The company said the new version of its system is easier to use and allows customers to see the effect of position changes in real time.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SwissStop is recalling about 750 disc brake pads because the pads can separate from their backplate.

This recall involves SwissStop EXOTherm disc brake pads sold as aftermarket parts. Only disc pads with models listed below are included in the recall:

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — Sock maker DeFeet International is using blockchain technology in its packaging to allow consumers to authenticate their purchase and create a connection for warranty, repair and loyalty programs.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Lindarets' Thru Axle Wheel Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels to a wall or other surface, for storage, display or transport. The company said it developed the product in part to hold wheels inside a Sprinter van while driving to bike rides and events. 

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes new Electric Boda Boda, available this week, features a Shimano STEPS motor with three pedal assist settings and is available with traditional or step-thru frame style.

Tagged Electric bike

LIVINGSTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — Scottish clothing brand Endura has launched a new collection of aero clothing and helmets developed with Drag2Zero, a company founded by noted aerodynamicist Simon Smart.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Earlier this winter at Boulder's Sports Garage store, Ergon USA held the first of a series of demo events for its new women's saddle line. 

Photos by Mike Curiak.

MANCOS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The new Caribou model from Alpacka Raft claims to be the lightest and most packable full-size packraft on the market. It can carry a bike and it packs small enough to be carried on a bike's handlebars for dirt/water adventures.

CALABASAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — At a media and retail launch Wednesday in Southern California, Fox detailed the new Flux, which maintains the classic look of the original but also take cues from the brand’s newer Proframe full-face all-mountain helmet and Metah open-face helmet.

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Designed to assist in removing thru-axle hub end caps without damaging them, Unior Bike Tools' Hub Genie works via an expanding collet on the inside of the end cap.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly is rolling out a 650b range of its X'PLOR tire series.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric is offering a Jeff Clark e-bike, in association with Clark, the founder of The Titans of Maverick Surf Contest. Only 20 of the bikes will be produced. 

Tagged Electric bike

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