IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Debuting the Bosch system to U.S. consumers for the first time, four bike companies are offering e-bike demos at the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon at Irvine’s Great Park in southern California. The event opened last Thursday and closed Sunday.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano has added new shoes and pedals options to its Click'R product line, which is aimed at beginner cyclists and commuters.
SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — GoPro launched its HERO3+ line of cameras that are 20 percent smaller and lighter this week. Battery life is 30 percent better than previous models, the company says. Other improvements include a sharper lens and new video capture modes. GoPro also unveiled new mounting accessories.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — The Showers Pass Amsterdam jacket is intended for bike commuters who don't want to choose between staying comfortable and dry on the bike and looking presentable off the bike.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — BMC's urban commuter, the AC01, was redesigned for 2014. As with the previous edition, fast commuting was the goal.
AJAX, Ontario (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is now carrying the WASPcam, a new action camera designed by Canadian extreme athlete Justin Moore.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Michelin's new Wild Mud Advanced Reinforced tire is intended as enduro tire for muddy conditions. It features a tread design that makes it easier for riders to cut the tread lugs for improved performance on mixed or dusty conditions.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider's new aluminum-framed ST-PRO is about two pounds lighter than the company's steel-framed balance bikes, making it easy for even the smallest children to handle.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Elite Bicycle is a new book by VeloPress that offers portraits of some of the world's greatest bicycle artisans, examining the philosophies, the workmanship, and the personalities behind the prestigious brands.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Proceeds from the sale of special T-shirts and stickers being sold by a Colorado-based non-profit group are being donated to flood relief organizations.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Kinetic's Rock and Roll trainer was redesigned for the 2013-2014 season.
From the dealer's perspective, it now comes fully assembled and in packaging that explains its features on the showroom floor.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Blackburn's Airtower floor pumps feature a new pump head and increased durability for 2014.
The Airtower line includes five models: the Airtower 1, 2, 3 and 4, and the Airtower Shop Pump.
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule is offering a fat-bike upgrade kit for its T2 hitch rack.
The upgrade kit includes new front and rear wheel holders than can fit tires up to 5 inches wide.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — The HandleBand is a new product from NiteIze that attaches a smart phone to bike handlebars, but also has other functions.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Perhaps taking a page from the longtime practice of component makers, Bell Helmets employed the trickle-down theory in developing three of its 2014 model year helmets introduced at Interbike this week.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Apparel is not a new category to Shimano. The Japanese component giant has sold cycling clothes in Europe and Asia for more than eight years. But it is in the U.S. Shimano is bringing its technical and colorful cycling apparel and accessories to North America for 2014.