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LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Gore Cycle Wear's new GORE Fiber Socks are made of a material that combes ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) fiber with Merino wool and other fibers. The company said the technology directs moisture away from the skin. The ePTFE fibers also add durability, the company said.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Paul Components is making limited runs of its anodized aluminum parts in blue over the next six months. The company said after the runs are over, it will retire the color until blue is back in style.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Terrene Tires, a new brand launched last year, has announced a new McFly model available in a 2.8-inch width.  

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli is returning to the bicycle market with a line of road tires that will be available this fall.

ROUSE HILL, Australia (BRAIN) — JetBlack has launched its first electronic trainer, the WhisperDrive Smart Trainer. Unlike most electronic trainers, the new WhisperDrive is self-powered and actually contains a battery that is charged during use and can be used to charge cell phones or other devices.

Nearly 10,000 stems were sold in the aftermarket and as OE spec.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Profile Design is recalling about 9,700 Cobra S handlebar stems because the carbon-wrapped stems can corrode and break.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Velopedia, The infographic book of cycling, is a new title by author Rober Dineen, published by Aurum Press.

Campagnolo unveiled its new H11 road disc groups and Bora One 35 wheelsets in Grand Canaria.

PUERTO DE MOGAN, Gran Canaria (BRAIN) — In this seaside town on the Southwest coast of Gran Canaria, renowned for sunny year-round weather and switchback roads that extend from sea level up to several thousand feet, the Italian component brand unveiled its latest drivetrain and wheel technology.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's Truvativ component brand is offering a new line of mountain bike handlebars with graphics designed by Troy Lee Designs. The bars are packaged with a set of matching stickers designed for RockShox forks with 35mm upper tubes.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Giro d'Italia with a special custom painted edition of the Cento10AIR road bike. The special edition features the brand's famous cromovelato ramato (chrome plated copper) finish.

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes’ new S1 series wheels are now shipping to dealers through Quality Bicycle Products, which has begun building and distributing the wheels.

Tagged Distributor news

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike has unveiled a new model in its Rambler line of recumbent trikes. The Rambler All Terrain was built for riders who want to get off the beaten path.

Strava will give all members access to the new features later this year.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava is giving a group of 36 top athletes access to new features on its platform, allowing the group members to different types of content in addition to sharing their ride or run data. The app's other users will get access to the new features later this year.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth's B-RAD system allows riders to use their frame water bottle bosses to carry more stuff. 

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt has launched its first helmet that is designed for trail and all-mountain riders. The brand's previous helmets have all been designed for gravity events. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Riser Holdings Ltd., of Canada, the parent of Chromag Bikes is recalling about 100 stems because the clamping bolts may be prone to breaking when tightened.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's new Code brakes are based on the company's Guide brakes, with larger fluid reservoir and pistons for more power for downhill racing and e-MTB use.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Elite's new Vico bottle cage and Fly bottle were designed for lightness and durability.

The Feedback app's icon.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has updated its bike maintenance app to integrate with the Strava app, to use mileage data from Strava to help riders plan maintenance. 

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kids' bike companies are flooding the Sea Otter expo this year, and most of them are clustered around the skills area for young riders. These are not full-line bike brands that offer kids' bikes as an afterthought.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

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