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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) – Chrome Industries is building its new Forged Rubber line of city sneakers from the ground up — literally.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Lapierre North America plans to offer its new downhill bikes in North America next year, including its DH Team and DH 727 models.

Lapierre's World Cup team is already racing on the 27.5-inch wheeled bikes. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is offering a new set of three multi-purpose picks, which the company says are good for a wide variety of detail work on bikes. 

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is launching a new cyclocross model, the BSB 9 RDO, which joins the RLT 9 as the mountain bike brand's second drop-bar bike.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog is now offering a combination-lock version of its Party Frank cable lock, called the Party Combo.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bixbi bikes is launching a new line of 12-inch-wheel balance bikes for summer 2014.

The Route 12 bikes are available in five colors and weigh 7.4 pounds. MSRP is $210.

The frames feature slip-proof dropouts, 6061 aluminium tubing and a double-triangle geometry.

The AMP 35 wheelset.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is launching three carbon road wheelsets that retail at a lower price than its previous carbon wheels.

All three retail for $2,199.99. PowerTap continues to offer alloy-rimmed wheelsets retailing for $999.99, but the new wheels are its lowest-priced carbon wheels. 

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle worked with Penske Racing Shocks and Fox Factory on a new patent-pending suspension feature called RE:aktiv that the company will debut on a new Fuel EX 27.5 mountain bike model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 2,000 road bikes in the U.S. — 2014 Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 models — because of concerns over possible steerer tube breakages.

The company has received one report of a broken steerer. The incident did not result in injury.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Group's Easy Motion brand has launched its EVO ECO Lite e-bike model, part of the brand's 2014 Easy Motion line-up.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Men's A/M Ventilated Short is a lightweight and tailored ride short with ventilation for summer riding. The Ventilated short is constructed around the same tailored fit profile as the popular Kitsbow Adjuster Short

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is now offering the Tern Perch wall mount, for storing bikes inside a house or apartment.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is now offering fat-tire wheel trays as an add-on accessory for any Saris Freedom rack, including the Freedom 2 or 4 bike, Spare Tire, Long Wheel Base, and the Freedom SuperClamp 2 or 4.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — The Topeak Transformer XX Pump and Stand combines a Topeak pump — with a handle-mounted gauge, SmartHead schraeder/presta compatible head and extra long hose — with a rear-mounted bike workstand.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is claiming to have solved the debate over the merits of 29-inch and 27.5-inch wheels. The company is using both wheel sizes on its new Marlin and Skye models, with the smaller size on bikes with frames smaller than 17.5-inches and the larger wheel size on larger frames.

The Gauge Drive HV

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne's new Gauge Drive pumps have an integrated inline pressure gauge, the ABS Pen Gauge. The Gauge Drive comes in either high volume or high pressure models, with each available in black or silver.

The 2015 Chorus EPS rear derailleur.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — For its 2015 model year, Campagnolo has given its lower-tier Chorus road group an electronic shifting option, and adds some trickle-down technologies from its top-end Record and Super Record groups to updated Athena and Veloce groups.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — TriggerPoint Performance Therapy has released its firmest foam roller yet, the GRID X.

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — The VeloVise is bike workstand that clamps onto a workbench, table or an optional work stand. Inspired by ski vises, it is easy to transport and store and offers a bottom bracket-and-dropout attachment.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Rock Shox Pike DJ is a new version of the Pike, designed specifically for dirt jumping. The Pike Dj features a 35mm chassis and will be available in 100mm and 140mm travel. 

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