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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 17,600 Schwinn mountain bikes because the bikes' frames can crack. 

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (Sponsored) —"Air Fom has designed a product that can be installed at your local IBD, delivers an excellent dynamic ride, is lightweight, is competitively priced, and most importantly, completely eliminates flat tires," says Mark Peterman, the founder of Air Fom.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 820 mountain bikes because the chainstays can crack. 

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering is now offering its Boxcar aluminum stem in a size to fit 35 millimeter handlebars. The stem is initially available only in a 35mm length, as well. A 50mm version will be available soon.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike parking company Dero has released a new bike locker and an all-metal pump head for its all-weather public pumps.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — 3T is making it aero gravel bike, the Exploro, available in a new limited-edition build with a Racing Green color frameset.

The bike comes spec'd with a SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and brakes, 650b Discus Plus Pro wheels and WTB Byway tires. A 3T cockpit and WTB saddle complete the build.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lazer Sport NV is recalling some sizes of helmet models sold in the U.S. and Canada since 2015.

BAAR, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Piet van der Velde plans for his new P&A brand to offer stable pricing and margins at the upper end of the price spectrum, and said he aims to provide products worth the price.

MUNICH (BRAIN) — BikeYoke says its new Divine SL internally routed dropper post was launched in response to riders’ requesting a shorter-travel post than the German brand’s predecessor, the 125- to 185-millimeter-travel Revive dropper.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has added a 27.5 x 2.8 size to its Vigilante tread family. The company said the "the increased width provides a larger footprint, which translates to even more of the traction and confidence that has become synonymous with the Vigilante tread pattern."

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has signed a licensing agreement with Shimano to offer Micro Spline-compatible freehubs for use with the new XTR M9100 12-speed mountain group. All the freehubs will be produced at I9’s facility in Asheville, and will be available by the end of the year.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — ProViz's new Reflect360 Dry Bag features 360-degree reflectivity and a durable, waterproof construction of 500D PVC material. It includes padded shoulder straps with a breathable mesh lining, plus waist and chest straps.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic has announced a new line of Kinetic Control interactive smart trainers with hardware and technology updates, including dual ANT+ and Bluetooth wireless communication protocols.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering is now offering its Klamper cable-pull disc brake calipers in a flat mount version.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works' new bike storage hook, the Hooptie Hook, is made from sturdy hardened steel with a powder-coated finish and durable rubber coating for a sleek and modern design.

Hans and Lili Heim with a DV9 prototype.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles co-owner and CEO Hans Heim said he was inspired by his daughter, a high school league mountain bike racer, to develop the brand's new 29-inch carbon hardtail, the DV9.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based business development firm Lucidity unveiled a new quick release thru axle design that can be easily retrofit to most current thru axle frames and forks. It offers quick wheel removal and installation as well as improved safety, the company said.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has been granted a utility patent on the technology behind its IsoSpeed feature, an adjustable compliance system incorporated into some of the company's road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike frames.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The new VOLT 1700 light delivers 1,700 lumens on its highest setting with a two-hour run time and up to 15 hours on its lowest setting.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Boulder Salt contains a mixture of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, in a ratio that mirrors what occurs naturally in the body. The company says Boulder Salt offers superior hydration due to its unique ratio of electrolytes.

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