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Posted September 24, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Kinetic's Rock and Roll trainer was redesigned for the 2013-2014 season.

From the dealer's perspective, it now comes fully assembled and in packaging that explains its features on the showroom floor.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 24, 2013
The Airtower 1 in green.

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Blackburn's Airtower floor pumps feature a new pump head and increased durability for 2014.

The Airtower line includes five models: the Airtower 1, 2, 3 and 4, and the Airtower Shop Pump.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 23, 2013

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule is offering a fat-bike upgrade kit for its T2 hitch rack.

The upgrade kit includes new front and rear wheel holders than can fit tires up to 5 inches wide. 

Posted in New Products
Posted September 23, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano, which announced a voluntary recall of some of its cable-pulled disc brake calipers last month, is now working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Canadian authorities on an official recall of the same products.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 20, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — The HandleBand is a new product from NiteIze that attaches a smart phone to bike handlebars, but also has other functions.

Posted in New Products Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2013
The Transfer 9

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Perhaps taking a page from the longtime practice of component makers, Bell Helmets employed the trickle-down theory in developing three of its 2014 model year helmets introduced at Interbike this week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Apparel is not a new category to Shimano. The Japanese component giant has sold cycling clothes in Europe and Asia for more than eight years. But it is in the U.S. Shimano is bringing its technical and colorful cycling apparel and accessories to North America for 2014. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Hayes Components is now shipping kits to convert its SunRingle Charger and Black Flag PRO and PRO SL wheels to use with SRAM's XD Driver cassette body.

Posted in New Products Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Since the emergence of the 650b wheel size as The Next Big Thing, employees at Niner Bikes have been pestered by industry wags with queries and knowing looks.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — U.K. stormy weather brand SealSkinz now has its own U.S. subsidiary and is unveiling its full line to American retailers at Interbike this week. The Thin Angle Length Sock is 100 percent waterproof and breathable.

Posted in New Products Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2013
New hubs and spoking make wheels stiffer

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — Zipp is updating its rear hubs across its wheel line, opting for a design called V9 that allows a new spoking pattern, a thicker drive-side flange and larger bearings — all moves to stiffen the wheels.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 16, 2013
Company offers FSA models for first time

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling, which launched its crankarm-based power meter at Interbike last year, announced three new models Monday as the 2013 Interbike opened with the Outdoor Demo. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2013

FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has launched three new hydration and recovery products formulated to meet women’s performance needs. Osmo co-founder and chief research officer Dr.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2013
A prototype of the crank

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — After nearly 12 months of development and testing, Pacenti Cycle Design has decided not to pursue the high-end crank market with the EE Cycleworks crank design.  

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 12, 2013
Limited edition bikes to be made in France by Time

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC will introduce three models of a limited edition road bike at the Interbike expo in Las Vegas next week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2013

ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma is now shipping its first GPS-enabled bike computers, the ROX 10.0. 

The ROX 10.0 has GPS, ANT+ and power features. It offers route guidance and navigation, in addition to speed, cadence, altitude and heart rate functions.

Posted in New Products
Posted September 12, 2013
The Infinito CV Chorus Compact

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA executives are calling the launch of the brand's Infiniti CV road bikes one of its more important product launches ever. The bikes feature the Countervail vibration canceling material in its layup.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — KindHuman is releasing a line of three steel framesets to complement the carbon fiber models it announced earlier this year. The line consists of three models for road, cyclocross and mountain biking all made in the United States. 

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Posted September 11, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports' new Fondo pedals were developed to provide ease of use and high-performance. 

Posted in New Products
Posted September 10, 2013

MACON, GA (BRAIN) — Thomson's new titanium riser bar is 780mm wide with a 15mm rise. Backsweep is 8 degrees, upsweep is 5 degrees.

Thomson says that while titanium is not as light as carbon, it has "an unparralled ride. Strength and beauty count for something as well."

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