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Posted August 8, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles showed off its 2014 mountain bike line to a group of editors and a handful of retailers at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California, this week.

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Posted August 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycle is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall its XTC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series models because they are spec’d with a carbon seatpost that can crack.

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Posted August 8, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — 45NRTH's new Fasterkatt shoe is designed for winter cycling, including cold weather cyclocross.

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Posted August 7, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The Atom is a generator and battery that attaches to a bike's rear hub and has a USB port to charge cell phones or other devices, including tablets, cameras or GPS units.

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Posted August 7, 2013
On-One introduces child-sized fat bike

TEMPLEBOROUGH, UK (BRAIN) — Fat bikes are kid friendly with On-One’s Baby Fatty, a 12-inch frame built around a 24x4-inch wide tire set to go on sale in November for £800 ($1,250).

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Posted August 6, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized's Epic line features all-new carbon and aluminum frames designed to be the sport's lightest and most efficient full-suspension cross-country bikes.

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Posted August 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based trainer brand JetBlack is entering the U.S. market this season with the JetBlack Z1 Fluid HYDROGEL Trainer.

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Posted August 2, 2013
The Slice RS Black Edition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 500 Slice time trial bikes because the "brake plate" can loosen. The company has received one report of the loosening and no reports of injuries. 

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Posted August 2, 2013
The X01 cassette has a black finish.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM this week released details of its second 1x11 mountain bike group, called XO1. The group slots in a few hundred dollars cheaper than its first 11-speed, single-chainring group, XX1, and will be available in September. 

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Posted August 1, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — KindHuman is introducing a new affordable line of clothing to complement its higher-end offerings. The first piece in the new Aktive line is a limited edition Maccabi jersey.

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Posted July 31, 2013
The Pacenti Quasi-Moto 650b

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — In 2007, framebuilder Kirk Pacenti hired Panaracer to make him some 650b mountain bike tires on a contract basis.

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Posted July 31, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle has reduced the retail price of its Polar Bottle Ergo — an insulated "lifestyle bottle" —  by 20 percent.  

Originally priced at $18.99, the Ergo is now available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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Posted July 30, 2013
The Pure Fix Yankee

BURBANK, CA (BRAIN) — Fixie maker Pure Fix is donating $100 from the sale of two special edition bikes to Charity:Water, an organization that funds water projects in developing countries.

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Posted July 29, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha's special edition Team Sky Tour de France victory jersey will be available at the end of September. 

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Posted July 29, 2013
The Liv/Giant Intrigue

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — If there is one word that best describes Giant’s 2014 product line, it is bold.

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Posted July 29, 2013

WALNUTPORT, PA (BRAIN) — Originally launched in 1997 by Christopher C. Hoffman, CCH Racing is returning after a hiatus with a line of U.S.-made BMX race frames, handlebars, forks, stems and other products.

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Posted July 24, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Cycling rain gear maker Showers Pass is now offering a line of waterproof cases for tablets and smartphones.

The cases were created for year-round all-weather use for cyclists and other outdoor activities.

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Posted July 23, 2013
Jagwire's new packaging, new logo and new Elite Link cable system

SNOW BASIN, UT (BRAIN) — Jagwire is launching two new high-end cable and housing product lines at QBP's SaddleDrive event here this week. The new products are a result of a year-long effort to update the brand with a new logo, new packaging and product names.

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Posted July 22, 2013
Swarm works with desktop and mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

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