SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The aero road helmet market is apparently heating up, with new models arriving all the time. Giro's latest, the Synthe, was introduced this week and promises not only an aero advantage, but a weight and cooling performance that rivals standard road helmets.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2015 model year, Santa Cruz Bicycles is offering lower-priced carbon bikes for select models — the 5010 and Bronson = 27.5-inch bikes and Tallboy 29er — and has introduced its own grips and carbon handlebars.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics, which introduced a mountain bike helmet constructed with an unusual material last year, is now launching a matching road bike helmet, called the Overtake.
PARIS (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is launching a line of Enduro tires, with three models, each available in 26-inch, 27.5-inch or 29-inch in varying widths.
ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has updated its RPM Cadence Sensor with dual-band capability, enabling users to pair the sensor with both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ devices.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Apparel manufacturer DannyShane is sponsoring Norway's Team Oslo Sportslager, a UCI-registered endurance team, providing performance cycling apparel and casual wear featuring the Texas-based brand's eco-friendly fabrics.
APTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chainring specialist Praxis Works is now offering mountain bike rings with a wide/narrow tooth profile for chain retention. The rings are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard anodized to take a beating.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah's characteristic summer bluebird skies returned on Thursday, and almost the only evidence of the snow that fell earlier in the week was the hero dirt it left behind.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak has updated its insulated bike water bottle, the Podium Ice, with a higher flow rate and a valve that is easier to clean.
SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers who want to blend in, the Sidi Dominator Fit Camo is a special edition of the Dominator Fit.
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.
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.