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Posted April 14, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Following an injury at last weekend's Paris-Roubaix race, the UCI announced Thursday morning that it has stopped testing disc brakes in pro road racing.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 14, 2016
The new Deore XT Di2 group will be available in September.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Thursday, the opening day of this year's Sea Otter Classic, Shimano went public with news of its second electronic shifting mountain bike group, Deore XT Di2 M8050. The Japanese company revealed the group to the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 13, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America is launching its latest additions to its graphene-enhanced wheel range at this week's Sea Otter Classic. The Qurano 30C, 46C and 60C are tubeless-compatible carbon clincher wheels.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 12, 2016
The Pipeline 750 ML.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain is introducing a new 27.5-plus model, the Pipeline, at the Sea Otter this week. The bike has 150mm of front travel combined with 130mm in the rear for an aggressive trail ride.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 12, 2016
The OG1 in Matte Lavender.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Vanilla Workshop is introducing a new line of stock road bikes to complement its custom-made models. The Speedvagen Ready-Made bikes are still built, painted and assembled in the company's Portland factory.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 12, 2016
The KneePro One Lite.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slytech Protection is introducing new lines of knee and elbow protectors at a range of price points. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles continues to expand its offroad model line with a new aggressive 27.5 model to be officially unveiled this week at the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 11, 2016
The Mudder retails for $11.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (BRAIN) — Swedish brand Ass Savers has added two new products to its line: a front mud guard for mountain bikes and a quick-mount fender that offers more protection than the company's original, seat-mounted, butt protector.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 11, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has expanded its use of non-GMO ingredients to the brand's entire line of products.

Besides being GMO-free, Tailwind products are billed as all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free, and easy on the stomach.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 11, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — SOAS Racing, a women's specific endurance clothing brand, has launched four new 2016 designs: Aquarius, Byron Bay, Red Geo and Ultramarine. The new designs will appear across the full range of SOAS Racing triathlon, cycling and running styles.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 7, 2016
The new Platypus Siouxon.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Platypus has redesigned its Duthie all-mountain hydration packs, Tokul cross-country hydration packs, and women's-specific Siouxon and B-Line collections for 2016.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 7, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Park Tool will show its new TS-4 Professional Wheel Truing Stand at next week's Sea Otter Classic. The tool brand also will show off its new MW-1 Mobile Workshop Event Trailer, which will offer free loaner tools and work stands and will showcase more than 400 Park Tool products.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 6, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn has launched a new line of children's bicycles to be sold at mass retail that have been redesigned to better fit young riders' body proportions and riding needs.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 6, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is recalling some BMX forks that were sold in the aftermarket last year and included on some 2016 model year bikes. The forks' steerer tubes can become loose in the fork.

The company has not received any reports of injuries as a result of the defect.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 5, 2016

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is expanding its product line with new pro-level women's road cycling items, led by the new Women's FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts DS.

Endura is supplying the Cervélo Bigla women's pro team for 2016.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Omata is launching what it says is the world's first analog GPS speedometer on Kickstarter. The company says its OMATA One speedometer is designed "to complement and maintain the purity of the ride as well as look beautiful on the bike."

Posted in New Products
Posted April 5, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has announced a new cross-country suspension fork, the 32 Step-Cast. The company said the fork is its lightest cross-country fork ever, starting at 2.98 pounds.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 4, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is releasing a new generation of its Domane SLR road bike, which includes an adjustable rear IsoSpeed decoupler as well as a front decoupler and a new vibration-damping handlebar.

Posted in New Products
Posted April 1, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox is now offering an air spring upgrade kit for model year 2012-2015 34 Float and Talas forks, and is running a limited time promotion to install the kits for consumers for $99, including installation and the kit.

Posted in New Products
Posted March 31, 2016
The announcement released by RockShox.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Six major shock makers announced on Thursday that they would each begin listing their rear shock fittings and lengths in metric rather than imperial units.

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