MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — 45NRTH's new Fasterkatt shoe is designed for winter cycling, including cold weather cyclocross.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The Atom is a generator and battery that attaches to a bike's rear hub and has a USB port to charge cell phones or other devices, including tablets, cameras or GPS units.
TEMPLEBOROUGH, UK (BRAIN) — Fat bikes are kid friendly with On-One’s Baby Fatty, a 12-inch frame built around a 24x4-inch wide tire set to go on sale in November for £800 ($1,250).
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based trainer brand JetBlack is entering the U.S. market this season with the JetBlack Z1 Fluid HYDROGEL Trainer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 500 Slice time trial bikes because the "brake plate" can loosen. The company has received one report of the loosening and no reports of injuries.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM this week released details of its second 1x11 mountain bike group, called XO1. The group slots in a few hundred dollars cheaper than its first 11-speed, single-chainring group, XX1, and will be available in September.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Giro is releasing a limited edition Empire MTB shoe in a camouflage color scheme.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — KindHuman is introducing a new affordable line of clothing to complement its higher-end offerings. The first piece in the new Aktive line is a limited edition Maccabi jersey.
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — In 2007, framebuilder Kirk Pacenti hired Panaracer to make him some 650b mountain bike tires on a contract basis.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle has reduced the retail price of its Polar Bottle Ergo — an insulated "lifestyle bottle" — by 20 percent.
Originally priced at $18.99, the Ergo is now available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha's special edition Team Sky Tour de France victory jersey will be available at the end of September.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — If there is one word that best describes Giant’s 2014 product line, it is bold.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Cycling rain gear maker Showers Pass is now offering a line of waterproof cases for tablets and smartphones.
The cases were created for year-round all-weather use for cyclists and other outdoor activities.
SNOW BASIN, UT (BRAIN) — Jagwire is launching two new high-end cable and housing product lines at QBP's SaddleDrive event here this week. The new products are a result of a year-long effort to update the brand with a new logo, new packaging and product names.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – The latest addition to the Saris Freedom family of tray-style hitch racks, the Freedom 4-bike doubles the capacity of the original Freedom.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has launched a new line of what it calls "street bikes" — urban bikes that use the Gates CenterTrack belt-drive drivetrain. The bikes also feature internally geared hubs.