Magnesium castings at the SR Suntour factory near Taichung.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The industry's major bike makers sent product managers to the heart of Taiwan's manufacturing area this week to consider products for complete bikes that bike shops won't see until later 2013 or later.

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A mock-up of a custom colored San Marco ERA saddle

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) —'You can't make 10,000 black saddles and be done for the season,' says San Marco's Giovanni Girardi.

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DVO's Bryson Martin

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — From red to green, the cadre of former Marzocchi employees who formed DVO Suspension earlier this year seem to be finding it easy being a new color scheme.

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Recalled Diamondback Steilacoom RCX

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diamondback is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commision on a recall of about 40 cyclocross bikes that were assembled with incorrect headset parts. The incorrect part could cause the steerer tube to fail, although the company has had no reports of incidents.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Giro chose Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles’ hip Silverlake neighborhood to preview its new line of casual and performance road apparel to the cycling media on Thursday evening. 

The Moots Ti Stick

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — For those who find a cowbell too ... bucolic, Moots is offering a Ti Stick to make noise at your next cyclocross race.

Drift HD Ghost camera

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Drift Innovation's new camera features a wearable remote control, continuous loop recording and an integrated 2-inch LCD screen.

The new camera, called the Drift HD Ghost, is set to ship November 19 and will have a MSRP of $399.

Cinelli. The Art and Design of the bicycle

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Rizzoli New York is publishing a new book on the history and design of the Cinelli brand. Cinelli: The Art and Design of the Bicycle has almost 300 full color pages.

Serfas Proto

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN) — Serfas is introducing five new models for its 2013 eyewear line.

Sampson Sports Stratics Carbon Ti pedals
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has released two new versions of its Stratics Carbon pedals: the Carbon Ti and Carbon Steel. 

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The BiKASE IKASE holds an iPad on bike handlebars for use on stationary trainers.

The Bianchi Special Edition Oltre XR Gimondi

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi is building a limited edition  of 70 special Oltre XR road bikes to honor the 70th birthday of Italian racing icon Felice Gimondi.

Who can resist having the Queen of England tell you how far you've ridden?

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.

FLO tape

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — FLO Cycling is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 800 sets of rim tape sold with the company's FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO Disc aero road wheels earlier this year.

The Hornit bike horn

LONDON, UK (BRAIN) – Hornit is launching its 140 decibel bicycle horn in North America, with distribution by Action Bicycle, Olympic Supply Company, Cyclone Bicycle Supply and Cycles Lambert.

Mavic Scree mountain bike shoe

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — The Mavic Scree is intended for epic mountain bike rides, with a Gore-Tex liner and a supportive mid-ankle height.

Glacier Glove Cyclocross model

RENO, NV (BRAIN) — Glacier Glove's new Cyclocross model is made for cold, wet, and muddy conditions.

The first in our series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps
The app produces an interactive Google map

BikeBrain is one of the many, many apps that turns your iPhone into a very powerful (if somewhat large) wireless bike computer. But it has one feature we haven't encountered elsewhere.

The Froth cockpit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — is going to publish a series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps in the coming days.

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — CamelBak is adding a glass version of its eddy bottle, which has already been available in plastic and stainless steel versions.


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