TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Dart Frog is a new Italian downhill and freeride mountain bike component brand created by the Pozza family, whose primary business is manufacturing hubs for Go Kart wheels and stirrups for horseback riding saddles.
GRANGER, IL (BRAIN) — SportCrafters' newest rollers features a single drum that provides simulated real-world resistance.
The feature uses patent-pending eddy current technology completely enclosed in the rear drum, so there's no external devices, and no noise.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider is offering a special edition Moto Strider that borrows (licensed) styling from COBRA Moto, a maker of mini motorcross bikes.
The Cobra Moto Strider is mechanically the same as a standard Strider but has custom-colored components and graphics.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Joe Friel, author of the The Cyclist's Training Bible and The Triathlete's Training Bible, has published a new book with VeloPress, The Power Meter Handbook.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern and cargo bike maker Xtracycle have teamed up on, you guessed it, a folding cargo bike, the Cargo Joe C21.
The 26-inch wheeled bike will be sold through each brand's retailers with a MSRP of $999.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Chrome's new Lower Southside Pro is an SPD-compatible sneaker that can be used for commuting and worn all day.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN) — Rokbed v3 is a modular smartphone case with a variety of available accessories, including a new bike mount that attaches the case to the top of a bike’s steerer tube.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 12,000 Globe bike models because the fork can break. The company has received four reports of the forks breaking, resulting in facial, head and shoulder injuries.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — What is a gravel bike, and why would anyone want one?
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Although it will have a limited availability next year, RockShox is showing an electricly controlled rear shock at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Polar is introducing a new all-in-one training computer that includes GPS and heart rate functions. Polar claims it's one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS training devices on the market.
AVONDALE, AZ – Santini U.S. is becoming the official U.S. distributor of Cinelli merchandise, including T-shirts, cycling caps and jerseys and remake of a cult favorite jersey featured in Thelma & Louise.
CARBONDALE, CO (BRAIN) — The Ultralite pedal system lives up to its name, with a claimed weight some 100 grams lighter than any other road clipless pedal on the market. The new pedal is being made by Ultralite Sports in Colorado and will be displayed for the first time at Interbike next week.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — Fixie mainstay Fyxation is offering urban riders and shop tinkerers a frame with many possibilities.
The welded 4130 chromoly Quiver frame can be built with gears, as a fixie or with an internal gear hub. Its cable stops are removable for a clean look when they aren’t needed.