MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has released its first long-travel 29er, aimed at the fast-growing market for enduro bikes. The new Enduro Comp SE delivers 155mm of rear wheel travel and adds only 6 millimeters to the wheelbase of the bike’s 26” counterpart.
BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—The Softride Hang5 carries five bikes without contacting frame, fork, hydraulic cable lines and other bikes.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano on Thursday released some details of its new product changes for the first part of this year, including a new mountain bike group with trickle-down technology, some new 11-speed road wheels, gearing options for 650b and 29er bikes and an 8-speed entry-level road group.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is collaborating with White Industries to create the CDX Freewheel, a screw-on freewheel sprocket for the Gates belt drive system.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — French brands Mavic and Time announced Tuesday that they would collaborate on development of new clipless pedal technologies.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Lynskey Performance is introducing a five-model line of U.S.-made titanium frames that will retail for $1,100, the company announced.
Previously, the company's least expensive frames sold for more than $2,000.
COCHRANE, Alberta, Canada (BRAIN) — The organization behind the ANT+ wireless protocol, used in many power meters and others sports monitoring products, announced a new generation of the protocol Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Grip'R is Michelin's new multipurpose mountain bike tire, designed for both wet and dry conditions.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is recognizing the growth in sales of fat bikes, offering new fat bike versions of its X9 and X5 cranks.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Showers Pass' Refuge jacket is designed for bike commuting, mountain biking or crossover outdoor sports such as skiing and mountaineering.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Zipp’s new Vuka Stealth is an integrated carbon aero handlebar and stem system that the company said offers nearly endless custom positioning options.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — A new company, Retrofitz, will convert nearly any street shoe into an SPD cleat-compatible cycling shoe. Among its standard offerings is a cross-country running shoe converted into a super light "race day" shoe for cyclocross or mountain biking (shown).
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing's new BB Multi Kit adapts Shimano's 24mm and SRAM/Truvativ's 24mm amd 22mm cranks to fit virtually any BB30 or Presfit 30 frame.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is now shipping its RFLKT computer, which displays data from the user's iPhone fitness apps.
LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is launching a new pedal designed specifically for downhill racing. Prototype Mallet DH/Race pedals were used by several pros during the 2012 season and were used by Greg Minnaar to win a world champioship last year.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh designed the Misceo Trail i11 hybrid bike for tackling trails, commuting to work or setting off for the local watering hole.
HAUPPAUGE, NY (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies Inc.’s new rust-busting product, Chill Zone, is designed to free bike parts that are rusted stiff and would normally need to be replaced.