SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Racing Oils, a 35-year-old powersports brand, has a new bicycle division and product line.
KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental has added a new line of Chinese-made tires to its offerings. The company will now have three bike tire product lines: the Premium line, which is all made in Germany; the new Performance Line, made in China; and the Sport line, also made in China.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay is now including a new Ultra Light Action cleat with its Light Action pedals. The cleat's redesigned spring reduces engagement effort by 50 percent while retaining the same retention security and release of other Speedplay cleats.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has unveiled a new aero road helmet. The Star Pro features "Active-Aero" technology, allowing riders to regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency on the fly with a simple slider mechanism that opens or closes its vents, the company says.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji released its new aero road bike at a press event in England prior to the start of the Tour de France, where it is being raced in some stages by the NetApp-Endura team.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design on Friday announced its new Empire SLX road shoe, which will go on sale this fall for $350.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has unveiled what it claims is the world's lightest production road bike, the Émonda, which weighs 10.25 pounds and will retail for $15,749.99 in its most expensive configuration.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is launching some new valve extensions for use with deep-section wheels. The company says the extensions will elmiminate the need for electrical tape on valve stems, used by many riders to prevent the stems from clicking against the rim.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now offering its first app for Android devices, for use with its Stages power meter.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion is launching an updated line of U.S.-made commuter lights, called Urban 2.0, in July.
The Urban 2.0 lights are fully waterproof and available in an array of colors.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa is now offering a larger size of its inflator/sealant canister, for large volume mountain bike tires.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is teaming up with Bosch to offer a semi-automatic drivetrain that combines Bosch's electric bicycle motor with a SRAM internally geared hub and an external rear derailleur.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Speedplay is now shipping its Brass Knuckles flat pedals in red, black and gold anodized colors or in hand-polished alloy.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek and Scott are each recalling thousands of mid-priced bikes sold between 2010 and 2013 because of concerns about the SR Suntour suspension forks used on the bikes.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — ASI's Oval Concepts component brand is renewing its licensing agreement with TruVelo Design for wheel technology.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is recalling about 1,700 Tern Link folding bikes worldwide because of some frame failures.