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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Seattle Cycles has launched its new MetroBike electric folding bike model at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018.

Ford is launching a cellular-vehicle-to-everything — C-V2X — system that includes bikes.
Ford's display at CES 2018. Photo courtesy of Ford.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and Tome Software are showing a new artificial intelligence-driven bicycle-to-vehicle communication system at the Consumer Electronics Show here this week. 

Tagged Autonomous vehicles

LODI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Williams Cycling is now offering its System wheelsets in 45/60 and 60/90 pairings, with a shallower wheel profile in the front combined with a deeper section in the rear to balance weight, aerodynamics and handling.

BREDBURY, England (BRAIN) — Renthal has launched an Ultra Tacky version for its Push-On grip in response to demand from the company's World Cup DH and Enduro World Series riders.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has announced a new mountain bike brake system, the Guide T, a trail and enduro brake that features a lightweight four-piston caliper.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds new Trail Rated wheels are positioned as a lower-priced alternative to the brand's Blacklabel models, with prices starting at $1,549.

The new models are also available with six color options.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is recalling about 1,300 mountain bikes in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada because of crash hazard due to brake housing that was not secured properly during manufacturing. No incidents or injuries have been reported to date.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker reveals the lifestyle of pro cyclists during the height of the EPO era in his book Descent, which is now available in English for the first time.

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.

Tagged Electric bike

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. 

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