MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized was notable last year for not following the trend and introducing a 650b mountain bike. But the company is not being stubborn about offering its tires in the newly popular size.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Niner co-founder Steve Domahidy is launching his own company with the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
EASTPORT, Mich. (BRAIN) — The Schwinn Biking Game is a board game two-to-eight players and ages 4 and up. It's being produced by Education Outdoors, a Michigan game company.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries introduces its new line of Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltop bags for bike camping, adventure cycling and all-weather commuting.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BioLogic is now offering a wireless speed and cadence sensor that can turn a smartphone into a full-featured cycling computer.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer electronics giant Pioneer Electronics is introducing a new power meter, slightly different from what the company showed at last year's Interbike.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro is expanding its New Road clothing line with new men's items and its first women's line, which includes 22 pieces. The brand initially launched the clothing line last spring.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools new Stu Stick is an aluminum brake rotor straightening tool that also includes a bottle opener.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an updated Classic Messenger Bag it's calling "the World's Greatest Messenger Bag."
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has built wheels by hand since the Miami-based distributor was founded in 1971. In the early days, current vice president Ben Joannou Jr. and a friend would spend Saturdays building up wheels.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano on Monday announced it was entering the action camera market with the new CM-1000 Sport Camera, a $299 camera that will be available in May.
The CM-1000 is the first product from Shimano's Lifestyle Gear Division that targets the fishing and cycling markets.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Shimano will soon sell a wireless device that connects its electronic Di2 groups to a bike computer.
PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highlights from our final day of visits with suppliers at Winter PressCamp. Look for additional coverage in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer:
OXNARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nalini's Shark road shoe is part of the Italian brand's full line of road, mountain bike, multi-sport, spinning and casual shoes. The full line is made in Italy.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Boating retailer West Marine is recalling about 4,600 folding bikes sold in its stores and on it's website. The bike frames can break during use, the retailer said.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Soleus, a sports watch and GPS device brand, is now offering a fitness tracking wristband. Soleus introduced a GPS bike computer last year.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bicycle electronics maker Sigma Sport has released its new Sigma Move fitness app for free download at the iTunes App Store.