DENVER (BRAIN) — Sampson is now shipping its 11-speed cassette, which was announced last summer. The company said the cassette production was delayed to improve its shifting speed. The cassette also now features a gold-colored EN coating versus the originally planned nickel-chrome plating.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., has expanded its line of 12-inch wheel balance bikes, which are intended for 18 month old to 5-year-old children.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Shimano has unveiled its newest XTR mountain bike component line, including an 11-speed drivetrain with 1x11 capability. Billing the line as its most advanced XTR line yet, the group features Race and Trail "Rider Tuned" products that are more tunable than previous generations.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — Cipollini road and track bikes and frames are now being distributed in the U.S. by Speed Brands, Inc., a Miami distributor.
All Cipollini bikes are completely made in Italy.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Challenge is offering a new road tire, the Gravel Grinder, that will be available in clincher, tubular and open tubular (handmade clincher) options.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is releasing two new full-suspension fat bike models, the Salsa Bucksaw 1 and Bucksaw 2. The bikes will be available this fall.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — RockShox is showing its long-rumored fat bike fork, the Bluto, at the Sea Otter Classic starting Thursday.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Call it the fat bike for all seasons.
Borealis Bikes — which launched last fall with its lightweight carbon fiber fat bike, the Yampa — arrives at Sea Otter Thursday with the first fatty designed around RockShox's new Bluto fat bike suspension fork.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton is going big with its 35mm oversized handlebar and stem offerings this season, with a new line of bars and stems on display at the Sea Otter Classic.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Ride Tees are performance T-shirts made of blends of New Zealand Merino wool, polyester and spandex.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox has unveiled its 2015 line of forks that includes a lightened 36 RC2 enduro model and refinements to other forks engineered through the company's Racing Applications Development (RAD) program.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Tuesday released details of a new inverted RockShox fork intended for cross-country racers and three new SRAM-branded mountain bike wheels aimed at the same market.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve's latest line of four carbon mountain bike rims and wheels has a new system for designating the intended use for the four models.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Italian helmet and eyewear brand Rudy Project has introduced a new road and mountain bike helmet, the Airstorm.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles is launching a new carbon mountain wheel line with an emphasis on extra-wide 41-millimeter rims. The wheelsets, expected to be made available for the aftermarket in June, will be displayed at the Sea Otter Classic this week in Ibis' booth (#407).
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Linus Bike's newest bike bags are the Harrison briefcase and the Eleanor canvas bag. Both designs attach easily to bike racks with covered hooks.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo is introducing a new top-end triathlon bike, called the PRsix, that emphasizes easy assembly, component flexibility, adjustability and aerodynamics.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — FBM Bike Co.'s new Ballista frameset is designed for hardcourt bike polo players.
The tig-welded chromoly frame is based on the original FBM Sword frame geometry, but modified with input from Evan George and Koyo Maeda of Seattle's The Assassins bike polo team.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Selle Anatomica has re-engineered and renamed its U.S.-made leather saddles for 2014.