IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's top line XTR mountain bike group is getting updated, lighter disc brake components, a lighter bottom bracket, a more durable chain and a super light carbon tubular 29er wheelset.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN) — DUO Brand is now offering an 18-inch version of its SVS BMX street/park tire. The tire is available in 18 x 2.1-inch size in black or white sidewalls.
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — Oakley is introducing a new downhill mountain biking goggle that will be used by world Downhill champion Greg Minnaar at the Sea Otter Classic this week.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is introducing a new version of its R.I.P. 9 frame using an "air-formed" aluminum frame that brings its weight down to nearly the same as the company's comparable carbon fiber bike.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Cervélo announced a new bike model on Tuesday, a time trial and triathlon bike that is more affordable than its top-of-the-line P5. The new P3 will retail for $5,400 built up with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 parts.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Fizik is now offering its Versus line of saddles with braided-carbon rails, which the company says are more comfortable than other carbon rails, while being just as light.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM on Monday went public with its long-rumored 11-speed road groups and hydraulic disc and rim brake options for the road.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Donkey Label's line of handmade soaps include soaps to remove grease and grime, a hydrating facial soap and a shaving soap. All are made especially for cyclists of pure natural and organic ingredients.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has launched a new triathlon/time trial saddle, the Sitero.
LILLE, France (BRAIN) — Bianchi is introducing a new technology for reducing vibration in carbon frames with a prototype frame that is being raced in Paris-Roubaix this weekend.
FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN) — Action Wipes are full-body after-exercise cleaning wipes that require no rinsing. The manufacturer said the wipes contain natural ingrediants that leave the user's skin feeling clean and refreshed.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB's new Vigilante's tire is available in a 2.3-inch width in 26-inch, 650b and 29-inch wheel sizes. The new tread design features large, square-edged knobs to address the needs of European enduro racers.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Abvio, Inc. has added support for the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT computer to its Cyclemeter iPhone app.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Current Coaster Co.’s full-size scooter bikes are constructed from bicycle components including 20-inch double-wall alloy rims, Kenda Kwick Roller tires and a Tektro front brake.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz introduces its first bikes designed specifically for 27.5-inch wheels with the launch of the Bronson and Bronson Carbon all-mountain/enduro models.
OLNEY, CA (BRAIN) — SKS' new Spaero Sport high pressure mini pump features an extendable, flexible inflation hose protected by a streamlined dust cover.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 2,500 BMX helmets sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The helmet's buckle can release on impact, allowing the helmet to fall off the rider.
JACKSON, WY (BRAIN) — POC's Crane helmet combines low weight with a durable and dent-resistant construction.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — According to Santa Fe distributor BTI, its hot sauce was "born in the fiery catacombs beneath its warehouse, in a place where mere mortals fear to tread."
The company offers two all natural hot sauces made with fresh ingredients.