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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall i-Motion 3 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake that were sold on some Electra model bicycles with no redundant braking system.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — A year after launching its first enduro pedal, the Speciale 12, Time is now offering a more compact and affordable version called the Speciale 8. 

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Unior's 266B Electronic Torque Wrench is available in two torque ranges: a 1-20 Nm version with quarter-inch drive and a 4.2-85 Nm with half-inch drive.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Panasonic, an e-bike pioneer that has been on the sidelines of the mid-drive motor boom, is making a new bid for market relevance by announcing a partnership with Kent International.

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GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Syncros’ Vernon 2.0 Dual Mode Floor Pump is two pumps in one: a high-pressure road pump and a high-volume mountain bike pump. This is achieved through the use of two air chambers and an innovative valve system.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Wednesday gave media, manufacturers, athletes, teams and retailers the go-ahead to publicly release details of the company's AXS wireless 12-speed components, some of which the company says are available immediately at retail.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — MODe Sports Nutrition is now offering all four of its electrolyte hydration products in single-serve stick packs.

MILLBORO, Va. (BRAIN) — New for 2019, the Proviz fleece-lined Nightrider waterproof jacket for children gives fluorescent visibility during the day and employs the same retro-reflective material utilized in the brand's REFLECT360 range.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is offering a new cable-activated dropper post trigger. The U.S.-made trigger uses dual stacked sealed cartridge bearings in the pivot for zero slop and long, serviceable, life.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Lazer Bullet 2.0 helmet is designed to balance ventilation and aerodynamics. It boasts a narrow shape and closed shell for aerodynamic performance, while Lazer's Airslide system turns it into a helmet with sufficient ventilation to tackle short climbs on warmer days.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works will donate 10 percent of profits from the new Very Good Dog Cage to animal advocacy organizations that help very good dogs in need. The VGD Cage comes in white or black.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine's new GRCX TRA and TR270 TRA wheels have the widest rim the company has ever offered for drop-bar bikes. The alloy rims have a 24.5mm innner width and 28.5mm outer width. They are available in 700c and 650b.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Aventon will launch its newest e-bike, the $999.99 Pace 350, at the CABDA West show in Del Mar, California, this week.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC's new Ventral Air helmet will be raced for the first time by riders from EF Education First at the Tour Down Under, beginning Tuesday. It will be available to consumers at www.pocsports.com and retailers later this spring.

While progressive geometry like slacker head angles, steeper seat tube angles, longer toptubes and shorter stems has made modern mountain bikes more comfortable and confidence-inspiring to ride, fitting riders to these frames isn't as straightforward as it used to be.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Utopia aero road helmet was developed with Team Sky and saves up to a claimed 6 watts when riding at 50 kph (31 mph).

(BRAIN) — Klimatt is an app that can sync with Strava accounts so that weather conditions appear on the Strava activity feed.

The app has free and premium modes; a premium membership is $5 per year and offers more detail and customization options. 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Handup Gloves' Flextop Flannel embodies the "ride in what you work in" mindset — designed for on- and off-the-bike comfort.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation has expanded its Sparta carbon fork lineup with the new Sparta FCR (Full Carbon Race) and Sparta QR (Quick Release) models. The new models open up the Sparta fork to a much larger audience, Fyxation stated in a release.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 450 Rambler Electrical Vehicle Option ( E.V.O.) recumbent trikes with an electric-assist wheel because the torque sensor in the hub motor can activate unexpectedly and cause the trike to power forward, posing crash and injury hazards.

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