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HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has agreed to Sports Tracker, a company that offers mobile apps that track sporting activities. Like Amer, Sports Tracker is based in Finland.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has released a firmware update for its power meter and an update to its mobile app. 

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling about 200 of Felt Deep Six and El Guapo cruiser bikes because the coaster brakes can fail. The company is replacing the driver in the bike's rear hub to remedy the situation.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rever, a new component brand from the owners of Jagwire, is now shipping its first product, a cable-actuated disc brake designed with the needs of U.S. cyclocross and gravel racers in mind.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fizik has released its 2015 pro team edition Aliante saddle, part of a program the brand has been running for 15 years.

For 2015, the Aliante model saddle's shape has been refined and improved with new technology and materials to create the lightest ever Aliante.

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has just received its first shipment of its Impulso 105 Disc Compact, a disc-brake equipped road bike that retails for $1,599.99.

WHITTIER, Calif. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes is offering three new models in the urban/city category, to complement its beach cruiser bike models.

The new G'Linda and Melrose women's bikes and the Chicago men's bike are designed to offer dealers high margins with attractive retail price points.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Green Guru is launching a new bag that can convert between a backpack, messenger bag and brief case as needed on trips and daily life.

POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Bike-care brand Muc-Off has added a new range of athlete protection creams, which includes warm-up creams, a "power cream," and "ultra-endurance cream" as well as a recovery balm.

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike  system manufacturer BionX International has a new OE relationship with bike maker Devinci

Tagged Electric bike
Chris Chance with a new Yo Eddy. Photo: www.nickkova.com.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is now taking its first Web orders for its 2015 model Yo Eddy frames, to be delivered after the company fulfills orders from its Kickstarter.com campaign.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass' new sock line, called Torch, features a new 3M Scotchlight reflective treatment. 

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (BRAIN) — ERG! energy bars, developed by Michigan masters bike racer Dennis Bean-Larson, contain simple whole, raw foods and are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Virtue Cycles has announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Virtue Pedalist, a front-cargo tadpole tricycle with an enclosed shell and electric power.

Updated: Company says it believes several companies are infringing on its patent.

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —  The Canadian components maker OneUp Components has been granted a U.S. patent that applies to its 42-tooth sprocket, which can be used on 10-speed cassettes to create a single-chainring drivetrain with an acceptable low gear.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — FirstBike balance bikes, designed in Germany, feature a durable, weatherproof frame, Schwalbe tires, safety grips, a steering limiter and a rear drum brake.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is now offering three aluminum mountain bike rims separately for those who want to build wheels with their own hubs. It's the first time the brand has offered rims outside of its wheel product line.

More than 900,000 bikes affected in North America, says CPSC
Quick release lever being replaced. CPSC photo.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) – Trek is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall bikes spec'd with quick releases that have a lever that opens greater than 180 degrees and can be caught in a front disc brake if left in the open position.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cycle Dog is offering a new collection of Diagonals dog collars with matching bike jerseys. The collars are backed with recycled inner tube rubber and include a Pup Top bottle opener and airline-style buckle. The collars are hand sewn in Portland.

The Farley 9.8.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek on Friday announced changes to its Farley fat bike model, with new carbon frame, fork and rim options and a change to 197mm rear spacing.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

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