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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.

Tagged Interbike

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker is introducing a new flavor of its High Protein bars, Cookies & Cream.

The bars are made from all-natural real food ingredients.

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Chance at Interbike.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — After a nearly 15-year hiatus from the bike industry, framebuilder Chris Chance is resurrecting his namesake brand, Fat Chance Bicycles. Chance, one of the pioneers of mountain bikes, founded Fat City Cycles in 1982 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Tagged Interbike
MTB pioneer’s book recounts sport’s formative years.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) —  Best known for chronicling the early days of mountain biking as publisher of the sport’s first periodical, Charlie Kelly is legitimately one of the handful of Founding Fathers of the sport, along with his better-known California friends Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey and Gary Fisher. 

Tagged Interbike

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Retailers might be drawn to the Abus booth at Interbike this week by its new bright green Hyban urban helmet. With an integrated light in the back, multiple vents and optional rain cover, it's one of 14 helmets the German lock maker is working to bring to the U.S. market.

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LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand POC continues to expand its cycling product line, with dozens of new clothing, helmet and eyewear products for road and mountain bikers being shown this week at Interbike.

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — 4iiii Innovations is bringing power training down to a new low price—starting at $400 with its Precision crank-based system introduced at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this week.

Tagged Interbike

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Just hours after Apple announced plans for its new iPhone 6 model on Tuesday, at least one bike supplier announced a matching bicycle accessory.

Tagged Interbike

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — ICEdot has a new product that allows bikers or other adventurers to manually trigger an alert that sends their location via text message to chosen recipients.

Tagged Interbike
Power meter maker also has new Shimano 105 models.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — At Interbike, Stages Cycling will be showing three new power meter crank models, including a hybrid carbon-alloy crankset option from FSA.

Tagged Interbike

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is splitting off its recumbent brand from its cruisers and adult trikes, creating a new brand, Sun Seeker. The cruisers and trikes will continue to be marketed as Sun Bicycles.

Tagged Interbike / Distributor news

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro's Empire mountain bike shoe, previously available in a limited edition, has been added to its regular product line, in a different color.

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added SockGuy cycling socks to its clothing lineup.

The socks, all made in the U.S., are in stock now.

Tagged Distributor news

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is introducing a new lightweight cross-country rim at Interbike, called the Blunt SS.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nutritionals brand Nuun recently joined the PeopleForBikes Coalition and will offer a special packaging of its electrolyte drink tablets with a portion of sales going to the organization.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Twin Six will is getting into the bike business, with four new frames it will debut next week at Interbike.

Tagged Interbike

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Auto cleaner brand Armor All is introducing a line of bicycle cleaners and lubricants in a deal with Iowa-based importer Cycle Force Group.

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