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The René Herse Fleece Ridge tire.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A René Herse Cycles gravel bikepacking tire with a tread designed to minimize noise has won a Design & Innovation Award in the European program's road components category.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — HED Cycling is now offering a polished silver edition of its Emporia GA Pro gravel wheels. 

The wheels feature the same 25mm-internal width rims as the Emporia GA Pro. HED says the rim is designed to pair with a ride range of gravel tires without pinching the tire sidewalls. 

The original Live Valve system has various sensors, but none on the crank.

Fox Factory may be adding crankarm sensors to its Live Valve suspension control system. Besides the performance advantage, the company is angling to bolster its presence in the OE market through component bundling.

(BRAIN) — Lock company Hampton Products is showing off a new bike lock that opens with a fingerprint or a key. The company launched the product, which was first shown on the "Shark Tank" show, at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show this week.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors is recalling four of its house-brand bike models because of faulty front wheel locking hardware that can pose a fall and injury hazard.

(BRAIN) — Speed Hound, a five-year-old triathlon product brand, is now offering a leg compression recovery system that retails for $745, considerably less than other similar products on the market.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Archer Components is launching a new wireless shifting system for dropbar bikes, to join Archer's existing flatbar mountain bike system.

The wheels come in a flannel-themed box.

HOPKINS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Three Minnesota-based bike brands are collaborating on a set of fat bike wheels using components entirely designed and produced in the state. The new wheels also make use of a new hub designed specifically for Berd's PolyLight spokes.

(BRAIN) — The Green Cross Laser Alignment Tool mounts to a frame's dropout and uses a laser to check the alignment of derailleur hangers, pulleys and stops, plus the trueness of chainrings, brake rotors and rims.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (BRAIN) — Challenge Tire's new GETAWAY model is intended to be an all-around gravel tire with a handmade tubeless-ready construction.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale officially recalled the front fender hardware on its Canvas Neo models after receiving Consumer Product Safety Commision approval on the upgraded assembly. The new assembly will be available in January.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years in the pedal business, Crankbrothers has decided to get into the shoe game with a line of trail, enduro and downhill mountain bike shoes for flat and clipless pedals.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new Marin Alpine Trail Carbon is a 29-inch wheel carbon trail bike with geometry taken from Marin's popular 2021 Alpine Trail range of aluminum bikes. 

Marin said the Alpine Trail Carbon "is the strongest and stiffest Alpine Trail to date."

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Burley Design is recalling about 780 Dash X FM child bicycle seats because a piece that holds the seat in place can detach, making the seat unstable. The CPSC said Burley has not received any reports of injuries as a result of the problem.

Five partners are bringing out a pedal that works with five platforms.

The crew behind the new pedals includes the founders of Crankbrothers; the former general manager of Ritchey Design Asia; the former director at Star Trac fitness equipment; and the former head of product at Cannondale and GT.

REXFORD, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Prestacycle One is a new bike care product from the tool maker Prestacycle.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Any Volume brand adult bicycle helmets are being recalled because they do not comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles is recalling some bikes with aluminum frames and rear triangles because they can bend or buckle, posing a fall hazard.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is releasing a line of aluminum mountain bike stems optimized for pairing with its M Series carbon handlebars.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Spurcycle has released a limited edition Sapphire Bell. Proceeds from the sale of the bells benefit two nonprofits: San Francisco Bike Coalition and Bend Bikes.

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