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LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — For a limited time, a special laminated version of the 2015 Wheels Manufacturing derailleur hanger chart is available at no charge to IBDs in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — XEP, Inc. is introducing a skin patch designed to deliver a natural caffeine boost to athletes.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel is expanding its 2015-2016 Fall-Winter line to further embrace fat biking, the company said.

The Freeway Fit Man's saddle model.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal is introducing two new saddles this season that are padded with Slow Fit Foam, a memory foam with slow recovery properties that molds to the rider's body.

The new Stigmata in orange.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz is launching a pair of new carbon bikes and framesets, the Stigmata cyclocross model and the Highball hardtail.

Stigmata

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Chain-lube brand Squirt has introduced a biodegradable cleaner designed specifically to work with its lube. Bio-Bike Wash is now available from J&B Importers and QBP.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 1,450 Vanish Evo bike helmets because they do not meet the CPSC's impact requirements.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp is working with the CPSC to recall some first-generation model 88 front hubs because of a concern about a retaining ring that can fail, resulting in "an ejection" of all the wheel's spokes. The relevant hubs were manufactured between 2008 and 2010.

The Blackhawk in matte black with green graphics.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation, best known for its urban bikes, is getting into the fat-bike market with a new model called the Blackhawk. The company also is offering Blackhawk fat-bike framesets, wheels and hubsets separately.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Enterprise Co has introduced a new saddle selection system to help consumers, IBDs and OEM customers navigate the growing number of saddle categories and offerings produced by the company.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling 450 kids’ bikes because the handlebars can loosen or separate. The recall involves Marin 2014 MBX 50 and Tiny Trail boys and girls bikes with 16-inch knobby tires.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Pedego Electric Bikes is voluntarily recalling the batteries from every e-bike it produced between January 2010 and September 2013.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arts Cyclery, the exclusive U.S. importer of MarshGuard products, is now stocking the original MarshGuard fork fender in five new graphic colors. The new colors are Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, and Red.

The Ritte Ace

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Produced as a true monocoque frame, with no hard joints or seams, the Ritte Ace is the Los Angeles bike brand's new flagship road racing model for 2015.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kappius Components is offering three digital pressure gauge models designed for folks looking for the ultimate pressure accuracy.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow worked with Polartec to develop its new Power Wool Long Sleeve Base Layer. The underlayer top combines the new Polartec Power Wool fabric with Kitsbow's style and fit.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike parking brand Dero has unveiled four new bike racks: the Ultra Space Saver Squared, Cycle Dock, Type Rider and Alley Rack.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — In honor of “The Cannibal’s” 70th birthday, Eddy Merckx Cycles is introducing a limited run of 70 steel racing bikes — the EDDY70, priced at $17,500 — as the forerunner of the company’s upcoming Heritage collection of steel performance road models.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker is branching out from its energy bars with a new line of Chews.

The original M100

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — It was 20 years ago that Shimano first introduced its clipless mountain bike pedal, which used what it called Shimano Pedaling Dynamics — later called SPD or "spuds."

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