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.
CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask's new lightweight aero helmet, the Infinity, was developed with Team Sky and ridden by the team in this year's Tour de France.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is adding the 650b wheel size to its mountain bike lineup in 2014.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — The new Trelock LS950 headlamp is designed for off-road night riding. Cantitoe Road claims it runs at full brightness for more than six hours.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Axiom’s Modular GrandTour panniers transform from “everyday” to “expedition” in seconds. The 30-, 45- and 60-litre ultrasonically welded bags have exterior waterproof pockets and compression straps.
CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (BRAIN) — The IronX is a rugged, waterproof and wearable HD camcorder that streams live video to mobile devices.