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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recall notices for two of the three bike helmets that failed tests performed by Consumer Reports magazine last year. After the magazine test, one of the helmet makers disputed its findings, calling them "fake news." That company, Morpher, is now closed.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi is launching a new gravel riding shoe for the 2021 season.

The Sidi Gravel features the brand's MTB Competition sole for efficient pedaling and traction off the bike. The sole is toe spike compatible for muddy conditions.

DENVER (BRAIN) — BOA Technology's new Li2 dial platform will debut on cycling shoes this fall from Fizik, Scott, Rapha, Gaerne, Lake and DMT, and on new shoes from Bontrager, Giro, Louis Garneau and Specialized in 2021. Some top professional riders are already racing in shoes with the new dials.

A prototype saddle made with the new process.

ASOLO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Italia is releasing a new saddle line that will be manufactured in Italy using sustainable processes. The saddles can be disassembled and recycled at the end of their usable lives.

The M.U.L.E. Pro 14 will retail for $150.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak introduces the new Pro series for spring 2021 as part of the continued expansion of its bike pack collection.

Granite Designs Stash RCX Tool System

(BRAIN) — Granite Designs Stash RCX Tool System was designed to carry a multi-tool inside the steerer tube of road and gravel bikes. The tool is accessible from the stem top cap.

(BRAIN) — Goodyear Bicycle Tires has expanded its road bicycle tire offering with the launch of additional models in its existing Ultra-High Performance Road range, along with a new range of High Performance Eagle Sport tires.

The recalled Ripper MIPS Jr. model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling three Active Brand AS Sweet Protection bicycle helmet models because they do not comply with U.S. safety standards and pose a risk of head injury.

RANDOLPH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta's new X-Mount Handlebar Pro provides placement for a phone and/or cycling computer while riding.

Building on the Mojito X, the Mojito³ offers the Octo Fit retention system, added comfort, and a sleek design.
Kask has released its new Mojito³ helmet.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Cycling helmet manufacturer Kask debuts its new model, the Mojito³. Replacing the Mojito X model, it builds on the strengths of its predecessor, offering commuters, e-bikers and enthusiast road riders a helmet that doesn't compromise on safety.

The Japanese industrial giant Yamaha may not yet be a prominent name in U.S. retail shops, but the company’s patent filings suggest strong interest in the e-bike market here.

The Swiftwick Pursuit Ultralight Four in heather color.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is launching a new lightweight Merino wool sock line for cycling, called The Pursuit Ultralight.

The RX8 gravel race shoe gets a new color option inspired by the Southwest landscape.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano announced 15 redesigned shoes on Friday, with updates to its entry-level road and mountain bike lines, its flagship gravel race shoe, and its Mountain Enduro lineup.

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite's new Incite bike light line takes some new approaches to the market. The brand measures the lights' power by lux, instead of lumens, which is more common in the U.S. market.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is conducting a recall of the front racks used on some Cannondale Treadwell bike models because the rack's bolts can allow the rack to fall off. 

With a 28-mph assist, Yamaha's newest e-bike is available at bike shops this summer.
The Civante is Yamaha's first Class 3 e-bike.

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Bicycles unveils the new Civante Class 3 e-bike this summer, expanding its lineup of fitness-focused road bikes.

PLEASANTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jakroo Custom Apparel recently expanded their mountain bike apparel offering with the introduction of the Flow trail jersey and the Flux trail short for both men and women.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinergy's new GXX gravel wheels feature a new carbon rim design and the brand's PBO fiber spokes.

Specialized is recalling certain 2019 and 2020 Sirrus and Sirrus X models.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has issued a safety notice about certain 2019 and 2020 Sirrus and Sirrus X models because of incorrect crankset installation.

Editor's note: the voluntary recall, announced June 19, 2020, was announced as an official recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Healthy Canadians on July 16, 2020.

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