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FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — The MET Parabellum helmet features the brand's exclusive HES shell construction. The company said the model offers World Cup-level performance, with lightness (284 grams in size Medium), vending and some extra bells and whistles not normally found in this class.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).

Tagged Electric bike
The Sturmfist 4 has four fingers for warmth.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH is launching a two-model line of gloves designed for cold-weather riding — with one model intended for riding in 15-to-35 degree conditions and the other for riding when it's between zero and 15 degrees out.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloPress' new book title, "Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop," is marketed as an all-access pass to professional cycling's service course.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — "Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking," is a new hardcover book published by VeloPress this fall. 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing the Lauf Fork, lightweight carbon mountain bike fork from an Iceland-based company. 

Tagged Distributor news

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Hermes Sport stopped selling wheels in the aftermarket about two years ago to focus on the OE market. Now the San Diego brand is back with a line of road and cyclocross wheels featuring redesigned a spoke pattern and new hubs, with many of the components made in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — New for 2015, BMC's teammachine SLR03 uses the same ACE Technology software as the Pro Tour-level SLR01 to achieve the most optimal values in terms of stiffness and weight.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) ─ Mid-drive systems from Bosch, Panasonic and Shimano require frames designed around their drive units. Novatec took the opposite approach with Eram, introduced at Taichung Bike Week.

Tagged Electric bike

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Morsa Design, a new brand launching this month, will offer modular accessory handlebar mounts with optional adapters to accept action cameras, lights, GPS computers and more.

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — The JET (Just Enough Tools) Roll is an updated version of the old roadie trick of wrapping tools and spare in a cloth then strapping it under the saddle with a toe strap. The JET Roll is made in the U.S.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne’s Smart Energy Caddy is a compact yet durable toptube-mounted caddy to keep smartphones, gels, energy bars and tools in easy reach on the bike.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma Sport’s Buster 200 is a compact and rugged USB-rechargeable front light boasting 200 lumens of output, six modes and a host of additional features.

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—Abus’ new 410 Ultra lineup was designed to complete the German lock brand’s 400 U-lock series, offering entry-level U-lock security at pocket-friendly price points.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing will begin shipping its new eccentric bottom brackets for use in PF30 or BB30 frames next month. The product allows conversion of PF30 frames to a single-speed setup.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has launched a limited edition Team RWB Triad SLR and will auction one to benefit Team Red White and Blue, a team of U.S. veterans.

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — With help from a successful kickstarter.com campaign, a Texas company is preparing to begin shipping a non-invasive blood lactate testing device in December.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne is now shipping its Micro Drive StVZO tail light,  a compact, 5 lumen LED light that meets Germany's StVZO regulations for tail lights. 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marc Pro is introducing a new version of its electronic muscle conditioning device. The new versions, called the Marc Pro Plus, is said to aid recovery from activity and provide relief for aches and pains.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Mike Ahrens is getting serious about selling bike-mounted bottle openers. The San Jose builder first made an opener as a joke prior to the 2006 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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