SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries’ new super-durable BLCKCHRM bags feature exteriors made of hypalon, a material originally used to make U.S. Coast Guard rescue rafts. Liners use a tightly woven nylon, while the trim is full grain leather and hardware is coated with rubber.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added indoor workout videos to its mobile device apps.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau's new Course Skinsuit is intended to be a functional, aerodynamic option for road racers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new book co-authored by Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner focuses on teaching road race tactics.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — At last Wednesday’s cyclocross practice at Marymoor Velodrome, a handful of riders — including some BRAIN staffers and a few industry insider types — got the chance to try a new suspension seatpost on the facility’s somewhat bumpy grass surface.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) — FSA's new Super Light ACB Bearings are up to 38 percent lighter than its standard headset bearings, saving up to 9.2 grams per bearing with no loss in durability, the company said.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The new GoBe light from Light & Motion is a factory sealed rechargeable flashlight that can go 120 meters underwater, but is also good for hiking, biking or surfing.
LANCASTER, NY (BRAIN) — DP Brakes, manufacturer of sintered metal braking pads for motorcycles, is growing its product line with offerings for the bike market.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fox has initiated a voluntary recall of certain 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1 and November 30, 2012.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps install tight clincher and tubeless tires. It helps get tire beads onto the rim and helps tubeless beads to pop into place to create a seal and allow the tire to run true.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — WTB is entering the market for tubeless cyclocross tires and rims, thanks largely to one 'cross nut at the company.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's 2014 mountain bike shoe line features three models with its Dynalast technology, borrowed from its high-end road racing shoes.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog's Blinder 3 headlight is the brightest model yet form the brand. It produces 300 lumens of light abd weighs 105 grams, is waterproof and USB-rechargeable.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is letting consumers get fully custom and matching colors — on bike frames, helmets and clothing.
JACKSON, WY (BRAIN) — The MIO Alpha claims to be the world's first strapless continuous heart rate monitor that is as accurate as chest-strap models.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — Custom clothing maker Starlight is offering a new program to help custom clothing customers promote and support non-profit organizations.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — The Xventure Duro handlebar mount is one of several new action camera bike mounts being offered by Bracketron and introduced at Interbike last month. The mounts each fit GoPro cameras, including the Hero, Hero2 and Hero3.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Sharkies has introduced a caffeinated version of its organic energy chews.
The new Turbo Energy Chews, available in strawberry flavor, has caffeine from white tea equivalent to a half-shot of espresso.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized on Thursday launched a new bike aimed at women who train and compete in triathlons. The Alias model is designed to allow riders to easily switch between a triathlon race position with aero bars and a traditional road position for training.