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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (BRAIN) — ERG! energy bars, developed by Michigan masters bike racer Dennis Bean-Larson, contain simple whole, raw foods and are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Virtue Cycles has announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Virtue Pedalist, a front-cargo tadpole tricycle with an enclosed shell and electric power.

Updated: Company says it believes several companies are infringing on its patent.

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —  The Canadian components maker OneUp Components has been granted a U.S. patent that applies to its 42-tooth sprocket, which can be used on 10-speed cassettes to create a single-chainring drivetrain with an acceptable low gear.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — FirstBike balance bikes, designed in Germany, feature a durable, weatherproof frame, Schwalbe tires, safety grips, a steering limiter and a rear drum brake.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is now offering three aluminum mountain bike rims separately for those who want to build wheels with their own hubs. It's the first time the brand has offered rims outside of its wheel product line.

More than 900,000 bikes affected in North America, says CPSC
Quick release lever being replaced. CPSC photo.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) – Trek is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall bikes spec'd with quick releases that have a lever that opens greater than 180 degrees and can be caught in a front disc brake if left in the open position.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cycle Dog is offering a new collection of Diagonals dog collars with matching bike jerseys. The collars are backed with recycled inner tube rubber and include a Pup Top bottle opener and airline-style buckle. The collars are hand sewn in Portland.

The Farley 9.8.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek on Friday announced changes to its Farley fat bike model, with new carbon frame, fork and rim options and a change to 197mm rear spacing.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic
The Riken AL 110BCD chassis is available now.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — After announcing a reduction in retail price for its existing power meter cranks earlier this month, SRAM’s Quarq brand announced a new model Friday that hits its lowest price yet: as low as $799 for crank arms and spider without chainrings.

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CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Lock maker Abus Mobile Security, LLC and online bike registration company Project 529 are joining forces in offering a new bike security package.

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's Civia brand is recalling some aluminum fenders sold as aftermarket items and included as original equipment on some Civia Hyland bike models. According to the U.S.

The new Enve HDH bar.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has revised its line of carbon fiber mountain bike handlebars with a new high-rise model, wider widths and new graphics.

The new High Rise HDH bar has a 46mm rise, a 9 degree sweep and 810mm wide. It weighs 267 grams.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is now producing the Sherpa, a bike it first showed as a concept at last year's Sea Otter Classic.

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MADRID (BRAIN) — Creating a new category in the power meter market, Rotor Bike Components has introduced the INpower meter, which is integrated into the axles of the Spanish brand’s cranksets. 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — After multiple delays, Recon Instruments has begun shipping its heads-up display sunglasses for the sports market. The Recon Jet is built for active outdoor use and provides information just below the user's right eye and connects to wearable sensors and smartphones.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has announced updates to its Vector power meter pedals, with a redesigned pedal pod that is more easily setup and transferred between bikes.

WATERLOO, Iowa (BRAIN) — The maker of bike storage hooks sold exclusively at Home Depot is recalling about 120,000 of the hooks because they can detach and allow a bike to fall. 

The new Force 1 crank shown with a 42-tooth chainring.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — SRAM is introducing two single-chainring road groups for the 2016 model year, the Rival 1 and Force 1 groups (the previous cyclocross group, Force CX1, is now renamed Force 1).

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano released a wide array of updates to its popular Deore XT group on Wednesday, prior to the opening of the Sea Otter Classic.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB is releasing a new tire at the Sea Otter Classic on Wednesday. The Riddler 2.4, named for WTB-sponsored rider Nathan Riddle, combines a fast-rolling center tread with larger outside knobs. It is intended primarily for rear tire use.

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