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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works’ new Lars Rover is a USB-rechargeable headlight with a Panasonic li-ion battery, CREE LED and Texas Instruments integrated circuit. It is available in 450- and 650-lumen models.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (BRAIN) – 4id, a company that offers a range of sports identification and safety products, lets riders and runners light up their training regimen with the PowerWrapz and PowerClipz.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is recalling about 1,180 aero bike helmets because of concerns about how the helmet material provides head protection in cold weather. The company is cooperating with the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall.

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA-USA said Wednesday that due to more cost-effective manufacturing process, the company has lowered prices on its K-Force and Afterburner hydraulic disc brakes but is maintaining existing margins.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rebecca Rusch's new book tells how she went from being a normal kid in Chicago to a woman known as the Queen of Pain for her perseverence as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer.

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) – Lazer Sport is now offering two adult helmets equipped with MIPS, the multi-directional impact protection system designed to deal with angled impacts to the head.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Mission's Camo Series messenger bags are available in three sizes in a limited edition. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Goggles & Dust: Images from Cycling's Glory Days is a new book containing newly restored photographs from 1920s and 1930s bike racing. 

Zwift aims to take the monotony out of indoor cycling

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Can indoor riding be entertaining? The founders of a new company called Zwift are hoping to make indoor cycling more social and community based with software that brings traditional video game graphics and functions to indoor cycling. 

The GoPro HERO4 Black.

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) - GoPro, Inc.'s newest action cameras the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver, have new features including 4K recording (on the Black model) and a built-in touch screen display (on the Silver model).

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is now selling a wall-mounted tool station for public use in bike storage rooms or repair stations. The Public Toolbox includes eight tools secured to the wall with 54-inch braided stainless steel cables. An optional strike plate protects walls from tool strikes.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin watches may soon have access to third-party apps, much like a smartphone or smart watch. Garmin is making open platform software available for third party developers to create apps for its products.

The Muna Fire truck model

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries is now shipping its Muna balance bikes to retailers.

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Contour Roam 3

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) – After being out of the market for several months, then announcing its return in April of this year, Contour is unveiling a new action camera—the Roam 3.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The SaddleLight LED Bike Bag from Nite Ize offers all the room of a normal bike bag but also comes with reflective detailing and a red LED tail light.

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Electra Bicycle Company is bolstering its Men’s Attitude cruiser collection with the new Moto model — which the Trek-owned brand describes as “a blend between a cruiser, mountain bike and BMX racer” designed for more aggressive riders.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has released a new version of its mobile running and cycling app that incorporates weekly goals to help athletes track and improve their performance.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Fitness app and product maker Wahoo Fitness has added the TICKR X heart rate monitor to its workout wearable line.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rubbers Brand Bicycle Tubes feature minimalist packaging, cheeky positioning, and a bundled glueless patch included with each tube.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Lauf's carbon leaf spring forks get a lot of European coverage, but the company is at Interbike telling dealers they have been shipping forks to American bike shops since May.

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