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Posted August 28, 2013
Wheelmaker-to-the-stars enters the frame market, with a few surprises.
The Urgestalt at Demo Day this week. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — At the Eurobike Demo Day here Tuesday, fans of Lightweight were thrilled to see the wheelmaker's first real foray into the frameset market. And fans, competitors and observers were mildly surprised at exactly how the company is executing its frame project.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013

The BPA-free refillable Torpedo Hydration System 400 has a 26-ounce capacity and consists of an aero bottle, carbon mount and carbon cage with color-coordinated bite valve and spacers. Available with red or magenta accents.

Suggested retail: $134.95

Posted in New Products
Posted August 27, 2013
The Nicolai fatty was rarely at rest on Tuesday, until the rain fell.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — “I nearly didn’t bring this back,” said Ian Ganderton, as he dismounted Salsa’s new carbon fat bike, the Beargrease. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
The Lev Carbon. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — Building on the stellar reviews and difficult-to-keep-up-with aftermarket and OE demand for its Lev dropper, Taiwanese supplier KS Suspension is set to bring to market an expanded line of the seatposts at a host of price points.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
An OHM model with Gates drivetrain at Demo Day Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive has come a long way from its early days dressing up single-speed mountain bikes with near silent running and hassle-free—i.e., chain lube-free—maintenance.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 27, 2013
These shorts are not inside out.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — A frequent sight at the Eurobike Demo Day the last few years has been the dozens of cyclists wearing bright-colored, stretchy jerseys with shorts that appear to be on inside-out.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
The Open frame in black. The white is identical, except ... it's white.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — When is a new bike color news?

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2013
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is voluntarily recalling its mechanical disc brake calipers for road bikes sold after February last year. 
 
Posted in Recalls
Posted August 26, 2013
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A prototype of the new battery at Eurobike Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing a new, more streamlined version of the battery used with its EPS electronic groups.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 23, 2013

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA plans to launch its first hydraulic mountain bike brakes at Eurobike next week, in XC Race and Trail versions.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 23, 2013
The CatEye GL50 model
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye has released a software update for its Stealth 10 and Stealth 50 GPS/ANT+ computer models.
 
The software, Sync Ver. 1.0.3, can be downloaded from the CatEye website at cateyeatlas.com/app/.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 21, 2013
The FullTilt

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima's 2014 line includes two new hitch-mast bike rack models, the FullSwing and the FullTilt.  

Posted in New Products
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 20, 2013

SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Challenge is introducing a new cyclocross tire model in tubular and open tubular formats. The new Chicane tread pattern is optimized for fast course conditions and was developed with top British racer Helen Wyman. Wyman won the European championships on prototype Chicane tires.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 19, 2013

FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Beans has launched new Protein Recovery Crisps formulated to rebuild muscle following intense training or competition.

Sport Beans Protein Recovery Crisps combine two sources of protein — whey and pea — in a bite-sized crisp. The texture mimics a malt ball.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 15, 2013
Wahoo PROTKT side view

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness on Thursday released its new PROTKT case and bike mount for the iPhone 5.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 15, 2013

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) — Smith Optics is expanding into the bike helmet market with three models, including a new all-mountain helmet called the Forefront.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 14, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Zipp has introduced two new bottle cage designs, one made of aluminum and one of carbon fiber.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 13, 2013
Serfas TSL-1000

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN) — Serfas new TSL-T1000 headlight is a lightweight, CNC aluminum 1,000-lumen headlight for mountain biking.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 12, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — VeloBody Shave Stick was designed to make it easy to keep cycling legs smooth and conditioned.

Posted in New Products

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