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The Lightweight Schutzschild case for iPhone 6.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Lightweight, best known for its carbon wheels, is expanding its carbon fiber smart phone case line with models to fit the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5. 

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Designed with the style-conscious commuter in mind, the Showers Pass Metro Jacket is made to withstand the rigors of year-round cycling in all weather conditions.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — A French company, Connected Cycle, is introducing a pedal with various electronic features, including the ability to track its location (and presumably the location of the bike it's attached to) if stolen, as well as the bike's speed, route, incline, and calories burned.

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LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Polar is launching a new fitness monitor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The new Polar A300 offers activity tracking, heart rate monitoring with a Polar H7 heart rate sensor, automatic sleep tracking, calorie burn and inactivity alerts.

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The Fenix 3 is a new GPS-enabled training watch from Garmin.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing several new wearable gadgets, some with GPS and cycling features, at the Consumer Electronics Show here this week.

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (BRAIN) — Rudy Rack has updated its Line Up Rack. The new Super Line Up Rack requires no adjustment and can handle anything from road bikes to 29ers.

The rack is available in a wall format or island format and can hold from 6 to 15 bikes. Pricing starts at $320.

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.

Drifter Jean

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.

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