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BUFFALO, N.Y. (BRAIN) —  Lactalis has entered the post-workout recover drink category with the U.S. introduction of UP2U RECOVER protein drinks and UP2U RECOVER unflavored protein powder.

The products are made with a proprietary whey protein ingrediant the company calls PRONATIV.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Tektro has developed a nine-speed drivetrain specifically for entry-level e-bikes that features a cassette with the three smallest sprockets being replaceable.

2021 Giant Cypress DX.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has recalled some 2021 Giant and Liv adult bikes because the adjustable stem can loosen and pose a fall and injury hazard.

The recall includes the Giant Cypress DX, Giant Escape 3 Comfort, Liv Flourish FS 1, and Liv Alight 3 Comfort.

Sage Titanium makes use of Cerakote on frames and components.

WHITE CITY, Ore. (BRAIN) —Cerakote, a spray-on ceramic polymer finish, has been available for over a decade and is a mainstay in the firearms industry, where it is lauded for its tight tolerances, chemical and corrosion resistance and other attributes.

(BRAIN) — PrestaCycle now offers its UniBlock Cassette in an 11-25 12-speed Campagnolo-compatible model. The 11-25 size is unavailable from Campy, according to PrestaCycle.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling more than 11,000 Schwinn electric scooters that were sold at bike shops and online.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek has announced new trunnion-mount versions of its DB Air and Coil IL shocks.

Cane Creek also added a quicker method for tuning the external damping features on the shocks.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Brompton has redesigned its Superlight category into the P Line, featuring a new titanium rear triangle and lightweight components.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Endura's new Pro SL 3 jacket is designed to handle a wide range of temperatures and conditions and features large ventilation zips for breathability and is waterproof.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — PNW Components expanded its soft goods line with the Rover Hip Pack.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley has expanded its Dash line of child bike seats to add an extended rail to fit more bikes.  

Lander Jacket.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — PNW Components announced its first apparel collection, consisting of a unisex jacket and jersey, and a men's-specific short.

Customer requests for apparel drove PNW to enter the market.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Four 2022 Rocky Mountain Bicycles models will arrive at shops with CushCore tire inserts already installed. It is likely the first time a major brand has spec'd tire inserts as original equipment.

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — DeFeet is celebrating the life of long-time employee John Berry with a special sock design. Sales of the socks will benefit state cycling and pedestrian advocacy group BikeWalkNC.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. unveiled a collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne that includes long-sleeved jerseys, jacket, bike bag, and stem caps in celebration of Halloween.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components and the Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled Tarmac SL7 bikes and frames on Wednesday due to fall and injury hazards. Dealers were informed about the issue earlier this week.

The Aeroe hardshell pod.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brands traditionally save their new product launches for the Sea Otter Classic in the spring, and the latest festival had its share despite being held in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some of the new products BRAIN came across:

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC has updated its Roadmachine line with the Roadmachine X, featuring a "Premium Carbon" frame that it claims has increased performance on all types of roads.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike's newest e-assist trike features a high-torque Bosch Cruise motor, which produces nearly 50% more torque than the brand's previous e-trikes.

Supergoose replica.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Mongoose will re-release the Supergoose and California Special, two historic BMX models, as part of its Classics Collection.

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