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ASOLO, Italy (BRAIN) — Alpinestars' Andres Tech Shirt is constructed from a cotton and poly flannel main shell that incorporates a windproof layer on the upper chest and shoulders.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma's new Nugget II Flash features a refreshed design, improved features and a significant price reduction compared to its predecessor model.

The new RadCity Step-Thru.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based consumer-direct e-bike company, has announced its 2018 bike lineup, which includes its new RadCity Step-Thru model.

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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE has announced the M525 G wheelset, which makes its M525 mountain bike rims available with road bike hubs, for use on gravel bikes. The M525 rim is a wide carbon hookless rim designed to reduce pinch flats.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PepPod is now packing its effervescent, drink-soluble tablets in 20-count, single-packet boxes.

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Unior USA is now stocking its Crank Saver kit, which was introduced at Eurobike earlier this year.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced a limited edition colorway for its HELM fork as well as three limited edition colorways for its 110 headset.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a service bulletin about its SuperPista floor pumps, advising owners to remove the pump's gauge lens temporarily to avoid danger. 

Recall will involve 13,000 bikes worldwide.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Wednesday, Specialized Bicycle Components issued a notice to riders and retailers to stop riding and stop selling the following 2018 Allez bicycle models: Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite.

The brand sells its goods online and at its brick-and-mortar store, The Cub House, in Los Angeles.
The Cub House opened in a larger location in October. Photo: The Radavist

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (BRAIN) — With more than 31,000 Instagram followers, Team Dream Bicycling Team has garnered a global following since it began selling cycling kits, hats, water bottles, stickers and other merchandise on Etsy five years ago.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries is now offering a knife roll, developed with renowned chef Chris Cosentino, who has restaurants near Chrome's operations in San Francisco with Cockscomb and now in Portland with Jackrabbit.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Happi Headware is a new brand formed by 15-year-old mountain biker Alyssa Feinberg, who wanted a solution to post-ride helmet hair.

The company offers more than 20 printed designs in two models: one for summer and one for winter. 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Demolition has released several new colors for its aluminum BMX pedal, the Trooper AL. The new colors include Matte Black, Rasta, and Black Jacket.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — "Advances in component technology too often weigh more than their predecessors," said Seven founder Rob Vandermark. "Disc brakes, thru-axles, tapered steerer forks, PressFit bottom brackets, wider tires, etc. They all add significant weight to a bike. With XX we are leveraging our experience and our materials to their limits to push frame weight back down again."

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike has released its new 700 model, which is nan evolution of Catrike's existing speed-focused model. The updated 700 offers a low, aerodynamic body position, lightweight frame and high-end components.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Open is now offering a special edition of its New U.P. frame, painted in the trademark turquoise colors of Yeti Cycles.

Yeti Cycles' owner, Chris Conroy, and Open's co-founder, Andy Kessler, are longtime friends who worked together at Scott-Schwinn in Colorado in the 1990s.

An excerpt from the new manual.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The 12th edition of Barnett Bicycle Institute's Manual DX is a 600-page update to the existing manual, bringing the total manual size to 14,000 pages.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive distributor for Cycloc's bicycle storage systems and wall mounts.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is now shipping its Slamset, an ultra-low stack height headset the company introduced earlier this year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park's newest tool is a combination corkscrew and bottle opener with a blade for removing foil. The tool, model number BO-4, features all stainless-steel mechanisms housed in a forged aluminum case.

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