KEMPELE, FINLAND (BRAIN) — Polar has announced enhanced features for its V800 multi-sport watch, as well as a special limited edition color.

PACOIMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vuelta's new Team SL 37 wheels are being launched as an upgrade set for club riders, racers or triathletes who are looking for a performance wheel for under $400.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer Electronics USA Inc.'s Cycle Sports division has released the SGY-PMLTC Power Meter Installation Kit, allowing consumers to add its Single Leg Power Meter to existing compatible Shimano 11-speed Dura-Ace, Ultegra or Shimano 105 left arm cranks.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a collection of products aimed at users of road tubeless tires, including new tubeless valve kits and tubeless tape that is optimized for use on carbon rims.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing Fly Pedals' clipless pedal adapters, which convert clipless pedals to platform pedals. The adapters accept most clipless cleats for road or offroad pedals, including two-, three-, and four-hole cleats.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts is introducing a new hitch-mount bike rack that weighs just 44 pounds, which the company said is lighter than the competition.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Tern is expanding its recall of some folding bikes. The recall, first announced in May 2013 covering about 175 bikes, has now been expanded to cover an additional 220 bikes, which were sold as recently as this month. The affected frames can break at the hinge on the toptube.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz lifted its embargo today on its new Tallboy 29er. The Tallboy 3 expands travel by 10 millimeters. It’s also longer, lower and slacker to reflect modern trail geometry. 

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Wolf tooth Fat Paw mountain bike grips were designed by Wolf Tooth Components and manufactured by Red Monkey Sports. The 100 percent silcone grips for riders who prefer a large diameter grip with a softer feel.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co.'s new Megalith Fat Bike is designed for snow, sand or pavement. The model comes in two colors: Midnight Blue or Neapolitan and with singlespeed or 8-speed drivetrain.

PRATO, Italy (BRAIN) — Formula’s new Cura hydraulic mountain bike disc brakes include features that will interest consumers and mechanics.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is promoting its Rasta Quick Release Skewer as the perfect QR for Wednesday, April 20. 

The Optic C7.1 27.5-inch model

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles has launched a new midtravel trail bike, the Optic, in aluminum and carbon models for 27.5- and 29-inch wheels.

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ventana Mountain Bikes USA has released the Wolfram 27.5-plus model with a Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Baron Biosystems has released three new apps that work with some Garmin bike computers through Garmin's Connect IQ store. 

The three apps work with Garmin's Edge 520, Edge 1000 and Edge Explore 1000.

The three are:

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) —  ANT Wireless, the company that standardizes the wireless profiles for the ANT+ system, released new standards Monday related to the use of heads-up displays and other secondary displays used with devices such as bike computers.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek unveiled a wide array of new Bontrager mountain bike parts at Sea Otter, including new carbon wheels, a dropper post, pedals, bars and stems, saddles and updated tires tread patterns and sizes.

Jamis' new Dragonfly has 26-plus tires.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In recent years, the Sea Otter Classic is become the venue for many brands to launch new products, and this year is no exception. At virtually every tent at the event's enormous expo area, companies had at least one brand new item to show off.

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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.

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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.

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