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TEMPE, Ariz. (BETA) — Riding apparel brand Wild Rye has teamed up with Pivot Cycles on a three-piece collection designed to celebrate riders who identify as women.

Screw Grabbing Pliers.

ZREČE, Slovenia (BRAIN) — Unior Bike Tools has released three new products: an improved cassette wrench, screw-gripping pliers, and a crowfoot pedal wrench.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Brompton is recalling some of its e-bikes because a firmware problem can cause the motor to keep powering the bike when the rider is not pedaling.

The recall affects bikes that were manufactured, or had firmware updates, between May 2020 and February 2021.

Velo's new antibacterial saddles.

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Taiwanese saddle maker Velo is showing off several new saddles and announcing some new OE resources at this month's Taipei Cycle Online trade show. The new saddles include two new models with an antibacterial treatment that might be just the thing for rental bikes. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 510 Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa bicycles, model years 2017-2020.

Wearable technology is nothing new to cycling apparel – from heart rate and fitness trackers to jackets illuminated by LEDS. But lurking in R&D departments of bicycle component manufacturers is something altogether different: designs that meld clothing with shifters.

(BRAIN) — Tern 's North American distributor and brand office, Stile Products is now distributing the Alpine Bike Capsule, for secure outdoor storage of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. Stile will sell the capsule on its website and via IBDs.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bikes’ newest full-suspension mountain bike is the carbon Arktos, designed for three travel configurations and two wheel sizes.

Pro-X3 Knee Guards.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form has expanded its line of protective wear with the Pro-X3 series. The Pro-X line has been available for seven years, featuring SmartFlex technology that flexes while riding and hardens upon impact. The Pro-X3 series upgrades the material and coverage.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo has added a premium-level aero road bike to its SRseries.

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN) — Elastic Interface, best known for its cycling pads used by many apparel manufacturers, is working with Giro on its new Supernatural Gloves, which feature the EIT Palm Technology.

BOULDER, Colo. (VeloNews) — Olympian and longtime bike fitter Colby Pearce has partnered with a new company Lore for a 3D-printed custom road cycling shoe. The LoreOne, a hardshell, carbon cycling shoe, will launch in April.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released its Red groupset 36-tooth wireless rear derailleur to achieve a sub-1:1 gear ratio for the most difficult climbs.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has introduced Rapid Recovery in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Rapid Recovery is designed to drink within 30 minutes of finishing a workout to maximize recovery benefits.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC, which announced two years ago that it was working with the Swedish solar startup Exeger, released the first result of that collaboration on Tuesday: A helmet with a taillight whose battery is charged by indoor or outdoor light.

The Salsa Fargo.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Salsa has released new complete bike spec option and new color options for its Fargo, Vaya, and Marrakesh models. There are no design changes to frame or fork on these models.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Muc-Off is launching the availability of its Dry Shower product in the U.S.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has completely redesigned its range of bicycle multitools. The company said the new line focuses on improved ergonomics, increased functionality, and class-leading precision and durability.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — LOOK has updated its E-765 Optimum road bike for 2021 with two new colorways.

The E-765 Optimum is a result of LOOK's carbon fibre technologies and encompassing the signature features of the French brand. The E-765 Optimum features an inbuilt Fazua motor hidden within the frame.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Gocycle has teased a glimpse of its new Generation four (G4) models ahead of their spring launch. The new 2021 Gocycle G4 and G4i models will replace the GX and GXi. Full technical specification will be revealed in March.

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