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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is now offering a mobile app for owners of the brand's equipment.

The app will allow consumers to register their product and receive a free third year of warranty coverage for doing so via the app.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RovR is offering an 80-quart premium cooler that rolls on all-terrain mountainboard wheels and can be towed behind a bike.

TOLEDO, Ohio (BRAIN) — Grypshon Industries wrapped up a very successful Kickstarter campaign Friday for its grippy tool tray, the Grypmat. The company received pledges of $113,433, far exceeding the $10,000 goal for the campaign.

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp has released a free firmware update for its PowerPod power meter. The new firmware improves the device's calibration accuracy and adds framework for a major forthcoming feature that Velocomp calls Real World Wind Tunnel.

The Minna Mist.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR has released two limited edition shoe models, the Minna Mist and Minna Cadet. The shoes have styling said to have been inspired by the fog of San Francisco.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. is again selling its Karma drone, which the company removed from the market in November because the drone would sometimes lose power and fall out of the sky, endangering those below. The company said it fixed the problem by redesigning the device's battery latch.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP's new Better Boost Adapter Kits allows riders to keep their existing 15x100mm front wheel with DT-Swiss hubs and upgrade to fit a new Boost 15x110mmm fork.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is offering free bracket upgrades for its Dave's Mud Shovel Rear Fat Bike Fenders after determining quality control issues on the most recent production run.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike's new Dumont model is a performance full-suspension recumbent trike.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Velo Saddles is continuing its tradition of offering a limited edition saddle to celebrate Chinese New Year, which begins Saturday. This year, Velo is offering a Year of the Rooster design based on the company's Angel model.

A screenshot of the Velotooler iOS app.

HAMDEN, Ct. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a web-based program that matches up consumers with independent bike mechanics, is getting off the ground with a trial run in New England, where about 80 transactions have been completed this month. The company now offers its mechanics a group insurance program.

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps

BREMERTON, Wash. (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special edition of one of its signature products, the Giustaforza torque wrench.

Not really, but suppliers do pump up these growing segments.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second and final day of product meetings between editors and brands exhibiting at PressCamp Road here in Westlake Village kicked off with 32-degree weather in the early morning.

Tagged PressCamp

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation, a Minneapolis based manufacturer of cycling infrastructure and part of Saris Cycling Group, has released a new bike-specific vending machine. The Mini Wall Mounted Vending Machine was created to complement Fixtation's public repair stands and bike wash stations.

First day's report from the California media event, including news from HIA, Assos, Feedback and Defeet.
Allied Cycle Works' Sam Pickman with the Alfa road bike, manufactured by HIA Velo.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — With 22 brands exhibiting at the Westlake Village Inn, editors at PressCamp Road had nary a moment to waste, literally running from suite to suite to meet with companies and learn about new products. Meetings began at 8 a.m. and finished at 7 p.m.

Tagged PressCamp

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has introduced a new short sleeve edition of its Bamboo-Merino Henley shirts, designed for activities including bike riding.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 1,000 riders from 43 countries have joined a wide-ranging saddle study being led by Dr. Roger Minkow.

APPLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks is expanding its product line with a tire lever attachment for the "replaceable" version of its Fix It Sticks multi-tool.

The tire lever ends were designed as a "bit" the Fix It Sticks tire lever to reduce space and weight.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

Tagged Consumer Electronics Show

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB says its new Ranger 2.25 was designed to meet the needs of cross-country racers in any course condition.

Available in TCS Light/Fast Rolling and TCS Light/High Grip options, they provide numerous setup options for various preferences, terrains and conditions. 

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