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President says latest recall ‘cost will be high’

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — On a new website, SRAM president Stan Day has published a message to the cycling community explaining the company's most recent hydraulic brake recall and acknowledging the “disruption” it has created among cyclists and the industry.

A screenshot of the Stages iOS app's high-speed data page.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter maker Stages Cycling has updated its mobile app and the firmware on its crankarm-based power meter to add new features.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

SURSEE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Developed over three years with freeride pioneer Richie Schley, the iXS Trail RS helmet is now available to U.S. retailers through the Swiss brand’s stateside office.

HAUPPAUGE, NY (BRAIN) — Finish Line's new No Drip Chain Luber makes lubing a chain easier and cleaner. 

The iSSi pedal in pink.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is launching another bike accessory brand, called iSSi. The first product in the line is a $75 mountain bike-style pedal that will be available in eight colors. 

Tagged Distributor news

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian clothing brand De Marchi is launching an e-commerce site to sell its Authentic replica jerseys. Shop.demarchi.com will offer the line of replica jerseys that are made in Italy of 100 percent merino wool.

A SRAM Red disc caliper

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM on Friday told consumers to immediately stop using bikes equipped with its Red 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Assos marked the official worldwide launch of its new S7 bib shorts line on Friday; the new S7 line — the first update to the Swiss brand's bibs in six years — includes four models. One model is available now at retail stores worldwide.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling about 6,800 Madone road bikes because of a problem with their front brake. The company, which is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision on the recall, said it has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — DirtBaggies is introducing winter-purposed thermal liners for the brand’s combination bibs/baggy mountain bike shorts via a Kickstarter campaign ending Jan. 2. 

What will a carbon-wheel engineer do with a classic European brand?

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is an engineer, but not that kind of engineer.

BREDBURY, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Renthal released its new Fatbar Lite Carbon handlebar range aimed at trail, enduro and cross-country riders this week. 

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is releasing a heavy-duty 12-inch pneumatic-tire wheelset for its Strider bikes.

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Tektro USA/TRP Brakes has issued a voluntary recall notice for about 4,000 TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers.

The Wright Brothers bike

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — Shinola is releasing a special edition bike and watch in honor of the Wright Brothers. The Detroit brand also is launching a "private collectors club" called The Foundry.

The R785 lever.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American has released MSRPs on its new 11-speed Ultegra Di2 group and its hydraulic road disc brakes.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Schwinn is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its Paramount model with a limited edition, U.S.-made, steel road frame made at the former Schwinn-owned Paramount factory.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has launched a waterproof-breathable sock for cycling, running, skiing and other outdoor activities.

10-speed rear mechs can jam

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and authorities in other nations to recall some Red 10-speed medium-cage rear derailleurs.

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