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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cartoonist Andy Singer's book, Why We Drive, is 160 pages of entertaining and provocative cartoons, facts, history and the politics of America's car culture and how it adversely impacts our society.

The new XT dynamo hub is Centerlock disc rotor compatible.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Friday announced a batch of new products and product changes, including four new 11-speed-compatible road wheelsets, new dynamo hubs and updates to the Alfine, Nexus, Alivio and Tourney groups.

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association has released a set of maps and guides for a 518-mile off-pavement bike tour of Idaho's hot springs.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BioLogic is introducing a pair of safety lights that offer 60 degrees of adjustability — vertically and horizontally — to allow riders to aim the light exactly where it is needed.

VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN) — The Bike Setup app for iOS mobile devices allows users to store their suspension settings for performance comparison testing or just as a reference for when they want to check or re-set their rigs.

WTB Nano 40c

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — WTB released a new, gravel-specific tire named the Nano 40c during the first day of QBP's Frostbike. The tire has a high volume 40mm casing, rounded profile, and centerline tread pattern designed for speed, consistency, and ample cushioning for the gravel market.

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is introducing its first disc-specific road rim at QBP's Frostbike event this weekend.

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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The New Albion is a traditional road bike with a lugged high-tensile steel frame that retails for $949.99.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components' Camera Mount is designed to securely attach a GoPro camera to the top of a threadless stem.

The Ground Control is now offered in 650b.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized was notable last year for not following the trend and introducing a 650b mountain bike. But the company is not being stubborn about offering its tires in the newly popular size.

The DD Reynolds 853 frame.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Niner co-founder Steve Domahidy is launching his own company with the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

EASTPORT, Mich. (BRAIN) — The Schwinn Biking Game is a board game two-to-eight players and ages 4 and up. It's being produced by Education Outdoors, a Michigan game company. 

The Chrome Front Rack Duffle

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries introduces its new line of Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltop bags for bike camping, adventure cycling and all-weather commuting.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BioLogic is now offering a wireless speed and cadence sensor that can turn a smartphone into a full-featured cycling computer.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer electronics giant Pioneer Electronics is introducing a new power meter, slightly different from what the company showed at last year's Interbike.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro is expanding its New Road clothing line with new men's items and its first women's line, which includes 22 pieces. The brand initially launched the clothing line last spring. 

Abbey Tools' Stu Stick

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools new Stu Stick is an aluminum brake rotor straightening tool that also includes a bottle opener. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an updated Classic Messenger Bag it's calling "the World's Greatest Messenger Bag."

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The second edition of Chrome Industries' Reflective Camo collection — camouflage by day, reflective by night — includes the weatherproof Victor compact utility belt. The camo pattern has a special glass-bead print to reflect light from a distance of up to 100 feet.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — "Eric’s Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other," Rod Waters’ book for children ages 4 to 8, tells the whimsical story of a boy who helps wayward bike racers as he pedals to meet a friend for a picnic—and finds himself a winner in the end.

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