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BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —GU Energy Labs this week announced the release of two new products: Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Gel and Black Cherry Chomps.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The Freedom SuperClamp 4 hitch-mount rack doubles the capacity of Saris’ SuperClamp 2 by adding a second SuperClamp cross bar, allowing for easy and secure transport of up to four bikes.

AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Ortlieb’s High-Visibility Line of bags will ensure that motorists see you as you transport precious cargo. In the dark, the complete bag becomes a reflector when illuminated by headlights.

The Butler GPS fits the ROX 10.0.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma is now offering two "out-front" mounts for its ROX cycling computers, called the Butler GPS and the Butler 2450 STS.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco’s new 2015 Threshold ’cross race bike is heavily influenced by the B.C. brand’s mountain bike heritage, with through-axles both front (15-mil) and rear (12-mil), disc brakes, snappy handling and a sub-1,000-gram, laterally stiff carbon frame.

The carbon Aprebic fork can break above the brake mount.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, BMC is recalling three lifestyle bike models — Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge — because of breakage issues with their Aprebic forks. The forks can break above the brake mount. No injuries have been reported, and the recall affects 160 bikes.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — New wheel holders for fat bikes from Hollywood Racks accommodate tires up to 5 inches wide.

The CX1 and CX2 levers feature Retroshift-style mechanical shifting combined with TRX hydraulic brakes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclocross brand Retroshift has rebranded as Gevenalle and is expanding its line of components, including new hydraulic shift levers and cassette adapters designed for use in mud and dirt. The new name is derived from a pair of Dutch words and translates to “Give All.”

A rear direct drive E-BikeKit.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is now stocking the E-BikeKit and E-TrikeKit from Electric Bike Technologies USA.

Tagged Electric bike / Distributor news

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloPress' latest book title is "Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro," by Phil Gaimon, a member of Team Garmin-Sharp.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Sugoi is launching a Peter Sagan "Green Machine" Signature Jersey at the Tour of California this Sunday.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bluff Works, which got rolling via a Kickstarter.com campaign last year, offers made-in-the-U.S. men's pants that are suitable for office work, travel and bike commuting.

A Red 22 Quarq chassis.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released two new mountain bike wheels, the Roam 30 and Roam 40, and its Quarq division has lowered the price of its power meter cranks and chainrings, which are now being sold separately to increase flexibility.

MSRP on the X1 cassette is $132 less than SRAM’s top-end XX1.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM puts 1-by-11 within reach of more mountain bikers with the new X1 group, its first such offering to hit a price point less than $1,000.

WATERLOO, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Trek retailers are now selling a new disc-brake equipped version of the Trek Domane, the company's endurance road bikes. 

The Domane line features Trek's IsoSpeed feature, which isolates the seattube from the seatstays, for improved comfort.

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes is now accepting dealer orders for its first carbon mountain bike wheel, the ZTR Valor 29er Wheelset.

LYON, France (BRAIN) — Mavic is celebrating its 125th anniversary with VIP events in France as well as limited edition products available worldwide. 

In France, company officials and guests attended a two-day event tracing Mavic's history at several locations.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's new model year 2015 road hydraulic brakes are in production, but the company will not ship the brakes until early May. SRAM recalled its entire road hydraulic brake product line in December.

The new Niner BioCentric BB.

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner introduced several new products this week, including a new eccentric bottom bracket design to convert some of its models to singlespeed use, new carbon-rimmed wheels for its complete cyclocross and mountain bikes, and a new color and two new build kit options for its RLT 9 gravel grinder/cyclocross bike.

The 2008 Felt S22 is among the recalled bikes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has expanded a recall, first announced in 2010, to include some earlier and later model year bikes.

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