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PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing brand Kitsbow has introduced its first women's top, the All-Mountain Jersey. 

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (BRAIN) — The developers of a rear-facing radar system, that would give cyclists information about vehicles approaching from behind, are raising start-up money on the crowd funding site Dragon.

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition is introducing an organic kids' hydration mix at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City this week.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Xentis-USA is now offering the complete line of Xentis carbon wheels in the U.S. The wheels are hand-made in Austria and are available to U.S. dealers from the Xentis-USA distribution center near Chicago.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Launched last year as an aluminum 27.5-inch trail bike, Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt gets the carbon treatment for 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now offering a wooden wine box-style counter display for its CO2 cartridges and EOLO CO2 inflator kits. The point of purchase display was inspired by a request from The BikeLine store in Indianapolis, Silca's new hometown.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — TriggerPoint Performance Therapy is launching a line of hand-held foam rollers at the Outdoor Retailer show this week. The GRID STK line complements TriggerPoint's line of GRID rollers.

The 'Denny' will be manufactured by Fuji.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Teage X Sizemore's Denny bike has been voted the winner of a design contest sponsored by Oregon Manifest and Levi's.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Users of Garmin's GPS-powered cycling computers and its Garmin Connect website will soon be able to more seamlessly sync their data with third-party fitness aps and websites including Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessories brand Knog is coming out with what it claims is the first high-powered light specifically made for use with action cameras.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is offering a new version its Domane endurance race bike, with the company's new, tighter H1 geometry. The H1 geometry is also found on Trek's new super light Émonda SLR frames.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dynacraft is recalling about 3,100 youth bikes, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us, because the front wheel can fall off. 

Consumer are being told to stop using the bikes and to contact Dynacraft for a free repair. 

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — The Canadian sports retail chain FGL Sports is recalling the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo Bike and Skateboard Helmets, which were sold exclusively through FGL Sports-owned retail stores between January and June this year.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (BRAIN) — Challenge is releasing a Team Edition version of its Chicane cyclocross tubular, with a 320 tpi cotton casing.

Last season Challenge offered its Grifo and Limus tubulars with the supple casing, but the Team Edition Chicane is new for this year.

The Yakima TwoTimer.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products is expanding its line of tray-style hitch racks with the new FourPlay and TwoTimer models.

BERGERAC, France (BRAIN) — At the Tour de France's penultimate stage Saturday, Bianchi unveiled a new time trial/triathlon frameset that uses the company's Countervail vibration canceling technology.

The Aquila CV was raced by Team Belkin's Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets will release a series of limited-edition helmets commissioned from three international artists.

Voting to pick winning bike for production begins.
The San Francisco bike has a cable lock inside the seat tube.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city. From now until Aug.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is celebrating its 25th anniversary by revising its very first product, a quick release skewer.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Wheel brand Hermes Sport is returning to aftermarket sales following an 18-month absence during which it focused on OEM sales. The company is also moving production stateside.

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