MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association has released its Bicycle Route 66 map set, charting the course for cyclists to travel the famous corridor from Chicago to Los Angeles on roads appropriate for cycling, including sections of the historic highway. The 2,486-mile route is covered in a specially designed six-map set, allowing cyclists to tour the whole thing or ride a few sections.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Sound Probiotics is a new brand founded by two endurance multi-sport athletes, whose first product is a probiotic designed to help endurance athletes stay healthy during heavy training and competition.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The GoatLink replaces the Direct Mount intermediate link on Shimano 10-speed rear derailleurs to improve performance and drivetrain life with wide-range 1x10 drivetrains.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is offering a carbon-rim disc brake wheel for gravel-riding and cyclocross, the ATR (All Terrain Road) Disc Brake wheel.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — For a limited time, a special laminated version of the 2015 Wheels Manufacturing derailleur hanger chart is available at no charge to IBDs in the U.S.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — XEP, Inc. is introducing a skin patch designed to deliver a natural caffeine boost to athletes.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal is introducing two new saddles this season that are padded with Slow Fit Foam, a memory foam with slow recovery properties that molds to the rider's body.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz is launching a pair of new carbon bikes and framesets, the Stigmata cyclocross model and the Highball hardtail.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Chain-lube brand Squirt has introduced a biodegradable cleaner designed specifically to work with its lube. Bio-Bike Wash is now available from J&B Importers and QBP.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation, best known for its urban bikes, is getting into the fat-bike market with a new model called the Blackhawk. The company also is offering Blackhawk fat-bike framesets, wheels and hubsets separately.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arts Cyclery, the exclusive U.S. importer of MarshGuard products, is now stocking the original MarshGuard fork fender in five new graphic colors. The new colors are Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, and Red.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Produced as a true monocoque frame, with no hard joints or seams, the Ritte Ace is the Los Angeles bike brand's new flagship road racing model for 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kappius Components is offering three digital pressure gauge models designed for folks looking for the ultimate pressure accuracy.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow worked with Polartec to develop its new Power Wool Long Sleeve Base Layer. The underlayer top combines the new Polartec Power Wool fabric with Kitsbow's style and fit.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike parking brand Dero has unveiled four new bike racks: the Ultra Space Saver Squared, Cycle Dock, Type Rider and Alley Rack.
BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — In honor of “The Cannibal’s” 70th birthday, Eddy Merckx Cycles is introducing a limited run of 70 steel racing bikes — the EDDY70, priced at $17,500 — as the forerunner of the company’s upcoming Heritage collection of steel performance road models.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker is branching out from its energy bars with a new line of Chews.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — It was 20 years ago that Shimano first introduced its clipless mountain bike pedal, which used what it called Shimano Pedaling Dynamics — later called SPD or "spuds."
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The BMC SLR01 Ultegra features the same frameset raced by the BMC Racing ProTour team.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — John Rezell, former editor of VeloNews and current special projects manager for Bike Friday, will release three ebooks on Monday.
Two of the books chronicle Rezell's years covering bicycle racing in the U.S. from 1989-2000.