SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The new clothing brand 7Mesh is launching with a limited edition Revelation rain jacket, which is now available. 7Mesh's first full line will arrive in February.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — The Swedish protective gear maker POC is working with Sweden-based Volvo to create a new system that gives Volvo drivers alerts when approaching cyclists.

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — MindShift's Rotation180° backpacks have integrated hip packs that can rotate to allow users to access contents without removing their packs from their backs.

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Indoor riders will be able to experience wind resistance — pinned to actual conditions on the simulated course they are riding — in a new update to Bkool's Indoor simulator software for Mac, Windows and Android.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for the FLY 6 LED 30 Lumen tail light, which has a built-in HD camera.

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TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has unveiled the bikes it will provide to Team LottoNL-Jumbo for 2015. The team will ride the Italian brand's Oltre XR.2 model in a full-celeste color, Bianchi's iconic paint scheme. The team bikes also will feature a logo paying tribute to the brand's 130th anniversary.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has released its fifth-anniversary Special Edition Vigor FX track wheelset in polished silver and all-back colors.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The German helmet brand UVEX is recalling nearly 47,000 helmets sold in the U.S. from 2009 through June 2014 because the helmets' chinstraps can fail.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot has updated its Mach 429 SL Carbon bike, with a frame that is 226 grams lighter than previously and with integration for Shimano's XTR Di2 system.

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PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Mountain bike apparel brand Kitsbow is getting into urban bike apparel with the Drifter Jean, a classic denim pant tailored to cyclists.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now offering a version of its SuperPista Ultimate floor pump, tailored for low pressure applications, including cyclocross, mountain bike and gravel bike use.

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX is supplying the kick for a concept electric kick scooter produced by Mini, a brand of BMW.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Tiber is one of four steel-framed, disc brake-equipped road/gravel models in Brodie Bicycles' newly introduced 2015 line.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. 

According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive system for bicycles, is launching a series of limited-edition red belts called Carbon Drive Red.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The new Z1 Pro Fluid boasts a 6.6-pound flywheel that generates long coast-down times and a more realistic on-road feel. This year the Z1 also has a new Set-Clip Release system that allows for a fast bike entry and release, offering a one-time-only "set and forget" function.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since the introduction of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 9070 levers in 2012, some have puzzled over the purpose of a little button on the top of the lever, under the rubber hood. 

DENVER (BRAIN) — For cyclists who want to support their favorite ball team, Primal has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Major League Baseball to offer cycling jerseys, shorts, socks and lifestyle jackets with MLB logos.

The F85X cyclocross bike.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 150 cyclocross bikes because the frames can break. The company said Tuesday that it has already located and replaced 127 of the relevant frames.

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Founded in Germany by Markus Storck in 1995, Storck Bicycle is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with limited-edition framesets and accesories.


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