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The Slick Overshoe in hiviz green.

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura has a variety of overshoes for this fall and winter for road and offroad use.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — FTI, Inc., which sells lube and cleaning products for industrial, marine and gun use, is entering the bike market with a synthetic lube, grease and a degreaser, under the Tetra Bike Lubricant brand.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz USA is adding to its bike-specific product offerings with its new Halo Overshoe and its first-ever line of warm weather cycling products.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation, which makes outdoor bike tools, pumps and vending machines, is now offering the High Security Wall Mounted Vending Machine.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Public Bikes's new D8i Champs-Élysées model is being introduced in a special edition with a chrome frame finish.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye is announcing a new series of front and rear safety lights, designed to be streamlined and lightweight for day or night use. The announcement was tiomed to coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time over the weekend.

DANA POINT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles is giving an early sneak peek at its upcoming aero bike, the Triad Elite.

The new design is an evolutions of its long-time Triad series, and boasts similar comfortable geometry. 

The Women's Bamboo Merino Henley in long sleeve Plum.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass introduces its new Bamboo-Merino Henley to complement the brand's full line of clothing designed for an active lifestyle.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling some BMX cranksets and complete bikes that were spec’d with the cranksets because the crank spindles can break.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava's Premium members will now receive two consecutive free months of Zwift, the multiplayer online indoor cycling program. Strava, an online cycling activity tracker, offers free memberships and a Premium program for $6 per month.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Canfield Brothers has released the EPO, the brand's first carbon fiber frame. It's a hardtail 29er engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Next season, the Trek Factory Racing team will use training software from a Australian brand that is new to the U.S. market, called Today's Plan.

The recall is for trailers with a plastic — not aluminum —receiver.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Burley Design is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Canadian authorities to voluntarily recall some bike child trailers where the tow bar can separate from its receiver on the trailer.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — When retailers order Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedal Systems they will now be able to choose pedal systems with either the company's new Walkable Cleats or standard cleats.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its wide-narrow Drop-Stop 1-by chainrings to fit Shimano's Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra road cranks with Shimano's asymmetric 4 x 110mm bolt pattern.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Soma Fabrications' Gator Bar is an alternative to "alternative drop bars," with drops that flare out at a 20-degree angle. It's 655mm wide and works with mountain grips as well as bar tape.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Anyone who has had to cut a tire off a rim with a knife, take heart: Bike tire makers have finally had enough too.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week
'Micro-compact' is the coming trend in road gearing.
The new Praxis — NOT Turn — Cadet crank.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Turn was an apt name for Praxis Works' growing crank line and distinguishes the cranks from the company's Praxis Works-branded bottom brackets and chainring offerings.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

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