ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma's IICON is a cable that turns the company's battery packs — intended to power bike lights — into portable USB charging stations that can be used to power any electronic gadget, including cell phones, cameras or GPS units.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Rottua sandals are handmade in California and feature re-purposed bike tires and tubes along with other materials.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Challenge is introducing a new line of road tubular and clincher tires named for the famous white gravel roads of Tuscany, Italy, and the annual Eroica road race there.
SAALHAUSEN, Germany (BRAIN) — With its black links and gold highlights, the Connex Black Edi chain from Wippermann adds a bit of bling to fusty old drivetrains. It comes in 9- and 10-speed versions — each weighing less than 300 grams —and includes the tool-free Connex link.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Comparable to an IV drip in the treatment of mild to moderate dehydration, SOS Rehydration Drink is the only product to use the World Health Organization's oral rehydration standards.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) —With a focus on fit and adjustability, Fuji has released its new tri/TT bike, the Norcom Straight.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Tern is conducting a voluntary recall of some bike models because the company has discovered a weakness in the frame welds.
POINTE-CLAIRE, Quebec (BRAIN) — The Assos corporate jersey features a new pattern design.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Lynskey Performance Designs is now offering two new Lynskey-designed carbon fiber road forks to match its road bikes.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano on Tuesday gave the media the go-ahead to publish details of its updated Ultegra mechanical road group, which borrows features from its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace mechanical group.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – Designed specifically to accommodate medium wheelbase recumbents, Saris’ new Freedom Long Wheelbase Bar converts a standard Saris Freedom two-bike rack to accept bikes with axle-to-axle measurements of up to 57 inches.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — The Sweep is the newest addition to X-Fusion’s 34-millimeter-stanchion line of forks. Joining the Slant (26-inch) and the Trace (29er), the Sweep is a dedicated 27.5-inch-wheel fork.
Industry opinion is split over whether 1x11 drivetrains like SRAM’s off-road system have wider application beyond mountain biking.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — VeloPress' latest title is "My Time" by 2012 Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky.
APTOS, CA (BRAIN) — There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — 3T is issuing a voluntary recall of all Aura Pro custom edition aero bars. The bars were fitted as original equipment on certain Cervélo 2013 model-year bikes, including the P3 spec’d with Shimano Ultegra and the P5 Three spec’d with SRAM Red.
Stocking parts and tools to service multiple bottom bracket, axle and fork sizes is a retail headache.