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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets will release a series of limited-edition helmets commissioned from three international artists.

Voting to pick winning bike for production begins.
The San Francisco bike has a cable lock inside the seat tube.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city. From now until Aug.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is celebrating its 25th anniversary by revising its very first product, a quick release skewer.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Wheel brand Hermes Sport is returning to aftermarket sales following an 18-month absence during which it focused on OEM sales. The company is also moving production stateside.

TEMPE, Az. (BRAIN) — Pivot has updated its long-standing Mach 4 Carbon mountain bike with 27.5-inch wheels, a new geometry, longer travel and a lightened frame that includes integration for Shimano's XTR Di2 electronic drivetrain.

CAMPAGNOLA, Italy (BRAIN) — Dedacciai is showing its new 2015 Strada aero road bike frameset, a sub-1,000 gram frame that the company says is suitable for flat and hilly road racing. 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BioLogic's new Bike Mount WeatherCase is a bike-mountable, weatherproof smartphone case for commuting, rainy-day rides and workouts. It is available in three sizes to fit popular phones.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic's road tubeless wheels have been added to Schwalbe's list of rims approved for use with its tubeless road tires.

COMO, Italy (BRAIN) — Michelin and Northwave have worked together to create a new sole for Northwave mountain bike shoes, borrowing technology from Michelin's radial tires.

Dave Koesel, Felt's senior product manager for road, with the Felt IA2

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Lebowsk-e, a 2015 model-year fat bike sporting a Bosch motor first peeked at OutDoor Demo last year, is guaranteed to grab dealers’ attention at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a new locking Presta-valve pump head. The U.S.-made chuck will retail for $110 and was inspired by the Japanese-made chucks used by some pro mechanics. 

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is bringing its Carbon Compaction System, first introduced on its new cyclocross race bike earlier this spring, to its RIP 9 RDO trail bike.

The 2015 Blackborow.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products' annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's new DW-2 is a wrench to adjust the clutch on Shimano Shadow Plus rear derailleurs, including recent XT, SLX, Deore, Saint and Zee models.

The new Enduro battery.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — NiteRider 2015 bicycle light line includes Enduro batteries that provide longer run times, some increases in light power and a new tail light with lazers to show a rider's own riding "lane."

RICHMOND, Vt. (BRAIN) — Professional cyclist Ted King has teamed up with Slopeside Syrup to launch UnTapped, pure organic Vermont maple syrup in portable energy packs, on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. 

The 2014 GT Fury Team

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' GT Bicycle is recalling a total of 154 GT Fury bikes in the U.S. and Canada because the hubs can break, causing the disc brakes to fail.

Italian company also fights counterfeiters with new authentication system.
The Bora Ultra 35 gets a wider rim, improved braking surface and lighter graphics.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is updating its Shamal and Bora wheel lines, each of which have been in the company's lineup since 1994.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti's new SB5c trail bike has the company's new Switch Infinity suspension technology, which the Colorado company developed with Fox. The new bike has 27.5-inch wheels and five inches of rear travel. Complete bikes start at $6,599.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo's new R2 road bike has a recommended retail price of $2,500, a new price point for the Canadian brand.

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