LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Apparel is not a new category to Shimano. The Japanese component giant has sold cycling clothes in Europe and Asia for more than eight years. But it is in the U.S. Shimano is bringing its technical and colorful cycling apparel and accessories to North America for 2014.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Hayes Components is now shipping kits to convert its SunRingle Charger and Black Flag PRO and PRO SL wheels to use with SRAM's XD Driver cassette body.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Since the emergence of the 650b wheel size as The Next Big Thing, employees at Niner Bikes have been pestered by industry wags with queries and knowing looks.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — U.K. stormy weather brand SealSkinz now has its own U.S. subsidiary and is unveiling its full line to American retailers at Interbike this week. The Thin Angle Length Sock is 100 percent waterproof and breathable.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — Zipp is updating its rear hubs across its wheel line, opting for a design called V9 that allows a new spoking pattern, a thicker drive-side flange and larger bearings — all moves to stiffen the wheels.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling, which launched its crankarm-based power meter at Interbike last year, announced three new models Monday as the 2013 Interbike opened with the Outdoor Demo.
FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has launched three new hydration and recovery products formulated to meet women’s performance needs. Osmo co-founder and chief research officer Dr.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — After nearly 12 months of development and testing, Pacenti Cycle Design has decided not to pursue the high-end crank market with the EE Cycleworks crank design.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC will introduce three models of a limited edition road bike at the Interbike expo in Las Vegas next week.
ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma is now shipping its first GPS-enabled bike computers, the ROX 10.0.
The ROX 10.0 has GPS, ANT+ and power features. It offers route guidance and navigation, in addition to speed, cadence, altitude and heart rate functions.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA executives are calling the launch of the brand's Infiniti CV road bikes one of its more important product launches ever. The bikes feature the Countervail vibration canceling material in its layup.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — KindHuman is releasing a line of three steel framesets to complement the carbon fiber models it announced earlier this year. The line consists of three models for road, cyclocross and mountain biking all made in the United States.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports' new Fondo pedals were developed to provide ease of use and high-performance.
MACON, GA (BRAIN) — Thomson's new titanium riser bar is 780mm wide with a 15mm rise. Backsweep is 8 degrees, upsweep is 5 degrees.
Thomson says that while titanium is not as light as carbon, it has "an unparralled ride. Strength and beauty count for something as well."
SAN PIETRO DI STABIO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos, the Swiss company that invented the Lycra cycling short in 1976, rarely updates its clothing designs, but 2013 is the year for the launch of a new line of bib shorts to replace its S5 line, introduced in 2008.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider is offering a special edition Redline Strider under a licensing deal with Seattle Bike Supply, which owns the Redline trademark.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — If you want your own private label cyclocross or fat bike, Zen just made it a whole lot easier.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Stepping out of the exhibit halls in the courtyards at the Messe Friedrichshafen — the massive expo center that hosts the Eurobike show — you take some risks.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental has unveiled a new e-bike drive system, developed in partnership with Benchmark Drives, that drive specialty division ContiTech Power Transmission Group says is smaller, more powerful and lighter than other systems currently available.