SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay is now including a new Ultra Light Action cleat with its Light Action pedals. The cleat's redesigned spring reduces engagement effort by 50 percent while retaining the same retention security and release of other Speedplay cleats.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — "Étape: 20 Great Stages from the Modern Tour de France," is a new book by Richard Moore that weaves first-person interviews with cycling's great riders to assemble a "dream team" of the best Tour de France stages in modern history.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is launching some new valve extensions for use with deep-section wheels. The company says the extensions will elmiminate the need for electrical tape on valve stems, used by many riders to prevent the stems from clicking against the rim.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion is launching an updated line of U.S.-made commuter lights, called Urban 2.0, in July.
The Urban 2.0 lights are fully waterproof and available in an array of colors.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa is now offering a larger size of its inflator/sealant canister, for large volume mountain bike tires.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Speedplay is now shipping its Brass Knuckles flat pedals in red, black and gold anodized colors or in hand-polished alloy.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new Marzocchi 350 CR fork takes top features from the brand's 55 series and presents them in a lighter package for 27.5-inch wheels. It comes in tapered steerer only and is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing.
PARIS (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is launching a line of Enduro tires, with three models, each available in 26-inch, 27.5-inch or 29-inch in varying widths.
ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has updated its RPM Cadence Sensor with dual-band capability, enabling users to pair the sensor with both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ devices.
APTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chainring specialist Praxis Works is now offering mountain bike rings with a wide/narrow tooth profile for chain retention. The rings are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard anodized to take a beating.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak has updated its insulated bike water bottle, the Podium Ice, with a higher flow rate and a valve that is easier to clean.
SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers who want to blend in, the Sidi Dominator Fit Camo is a special edition of the Dominator Fit.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) – Chrome Industries is building its new Forged Rubber line of city sneakers from the ground up — literally.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is offering a new set of three multi-purpose picks, which the company says are good for a wide variety of detail work on bikes.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog is now offering a combination-lock version of its Party Frank cable lock, called the Party Combo.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bixbi bikes is launching a new line of 12-inch-wheel balance bikes for summer 2014.
The Route 12 bikes are available in five colors and weigh 7.4 pounds. MSRP is $210.
The frames feature slip-proof dropouts, 6061 aluminium tubing and a double-triangle geometry.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is launching three carbon road wheelsets that retail at a lower price than its previous carbon wheels.
All three retail for $2,199.99. PowerTap continues to offer alloy-rimmed wheelsets retailing for $999.99, but the new wheels are its lowest-priced carbon wheels.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Group's Easy Motion brand has launched its EVO ECO Lite e-bike model, part of the brand's 2014 Easy Motion line-up.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Men's A/M Ventilated Short is a lightweight and tailored ride short with ventilation for summer riding. The Ventilated short is constructed around the same tailored fit profile as the popular Kitsbow Adjuster Short