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GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Alex Bishop — a bike shop manager and a member of the team that won the 2007 Little 500 race at Indiana University — is launching a cycling board game called Glory Gears on Kickstarter.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is now offering U.S.-made through axles that have a 12-position indexing head to allow the lever to be set and positioned in a chosen direction.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division is now shipping products introduced at Interbike this fall, including the SGY-PM9100 Series Dual Leg Power Meter, which is compatible with Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 cranks, and the SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit, which adds Pioneer's dual leg power meter to existi

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Advocate Cycles is offering a specially-painted, limited edition Hayduke frame to be sold as a fundraiser for IMBA.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 cranksets equipped with the Stages Power meter.

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (BRAIN) — Wittson Custom Ti Cycles has updated its stock titanium hardtail frame, the Bestia. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava's Beacon safety feature is being integrated with Garmin's LiveTrack, so that riders can send location updates to up to safety contacts.

Strava first launched the Beacon feature on its apps for iPhone and Android. 

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's Vision H20 Vest is part of the brand's head-to-toe high visibility clothing line, which is designed with technical materials and reflective highlights for greater visibility in low light conditions.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro is recalling its Karma drones because they can lose power suddenly during operation. The company is giving all GoPro purchasers who return their Karma a full refund.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing is now shipping its new road hubs. The updated design places the hub flanges and bearings as far from the hub center as possible creating strong, stiff wheels with a minimum amount of rim flex, the company said. The hubs have 100mm front and 130mm rear spacing.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dr. Roger Minkow, who helped developed Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other products, is launching what he says could be the largest scientific study of cyclists' health ever conducted.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Christini Bicycles is promoting a new all-wheel-drive fat bike on Kickstarter as the company helps fund a fat bike expedition to Antarctica.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — IZIP has launched the E3 Protour, a $3,300 commuter e-bike that features an integrated connectivity system from COBI.

APPLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Brian Davis, the developer of the Fix It Sticks multi-tool and Back Bottle waterbottle, is crowd-funding another product on Kickstarter. The Weatherneck System is a two-piece hat and face mask that Davis says offers advantages over traditional balaclava designs.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is reviving its Slim Chance road bike frame for a limited edition run. The new frame will be built with U.S.-made True Temper OX Platinum tubing.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall 2014 Farley and 2015 Farley 6 bikes, as well as the framesets of both models.

The 18-inch Condor Recruiter

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — Hoffman Bikes is now offering its Recruiter line of complete bikes aimed at the first time BMX rider.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian authorities have approved Fox Factory's recall of 6,100 Fox Float X2 Shocks in the U.S and 1,200 of the shocks in Canada.

HOBOKEN, N.J. (BRAIN) — Von Hof Cycles has unveiled the newest addition to its line of small-batch steel frames, the DIA. The DIA frame will retail for $1,950, with complete builds starting at $3,125.

BOCA RATON, Fl. (BRAIN) — The Park and Facilities Catalog, which sells bike racks and other products to businesses and public facilities, is now offering the UpLift bike dock, which claims to be the highest density bike parking rack on the market.

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