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.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new Marzocchi 350 CR fork takes top features from the brand's 55 series and presents them in a lighter package for 27.5-inch wheels. It comes in tapered steerer only and is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The aero road helmet market is apparently heating up, with new models arriving all the time. Giro's latest, the Synthe, was introduced this week and promises not only an aero advantage, but a weight and cooling performance that rivals standard road helmets.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2015 model year, Santa Cruz Bicycles is offering lower-priced carbon bikes for select models — the 5010 and Bronson = 27.5-inch bikes and Tallboy 29er — and has introduced its own grips and carbon handlebars.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics, which introduced a mountain bike helmet constructed with an unusual material last year, is now launching a matching road bike helmet, called the Overtake.
PARIS (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is launching a line of Enduro tires, with three models, each available in 26-inch, 27.5-inch or 29-inch in varying widths.
ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has updated its RPM Cadence Sensor with dual-band capability, enabling users to pair the sensor with both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ devices.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Apparel manufacturer DannyShane is sponsoring Norway's Team Oslo Sportslager, a UCI-registered endurance team, providing performance cycling apparel and casual wear featuring the Texas-based brand's eco-friendly fabrics.
APTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chainring specialist Praxis Works is now offering mountain bike rings with a wide/narrow tooth profile for chain retention. The rings are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard anodized to take a beating.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah's characteristic summer bluebird skies returned on Thursday, and almost the only evidence of the snow that fell earlier in the week was the hero dirt it left behind.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak has updated its insulated bike water bottle, the Podium Ice, with a higher flow rate and a valve that is easier to clean.
SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers who want to blend in, the Sidi Dominator Fit Camo is a special edition of the Dominator Fit.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) – Chrome Industries is building its new Forged Rubber line of city sneakers from the ground up — literally.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Lapierre North America plans to offer its new downhill bikes in North America next year, including its DH Team and DH 727 models.
Lapierre's World Cup team is already racing on the 27.5-inch wheeled bikes.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is offering a new set of three multi-purpose picks, which the company says are good for a wide variety of detail work on bikes.