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Posted September 4, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Specialized has expanded its recall of some Tektro aero brake levers included with its S-Works Shiv framesets and bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 30, 2012
Colnago C59 disc fork

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The industry's still waiting for hydraulic brake/shift levers from Shimano and SRAM. Meanwhile, Shimano's new Di2 wiring throws a wrench into alternative options.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
2013 RockShox SID 650B

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM's RockShox brand will offer two models of suspension fork in the fast-growing 650b size, starting in December.

RockShox will offer the SID and the Reba in the new size, which is also referred to as 27.5-inch.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 30, 2012
Shimano PRO VIBE handlebars

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shimano is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 67 sets of PRO VIBE carbon handlebars.

The handlebars. manufactured by Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan, can break during riding. No consumers have reported breakages, however.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Look unveiled its new S-Track mountain bike pedal to the press Wednesday morning. The pedal, named S-Track for single track, is targeted to a wide range of riders from cross-country to all-mountain and enduro.

Posted in New Products Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
Electra Townie Go

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Electra is putting the “E” into its name with a new SRAM-powered electric bike that U.S. dealers can test ride at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 29, 2012
SRAM's first road parts get better chainrings, other upgrades
New Force components

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM is updating its first road group, called Force, with improved chainrings, shifters and rear derailleurs, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 29, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Thule Group combined its expertise in racks and luggage to create its newest product line, a range of panniers, racks, saddle bags and handlebar mounted iPhone and iPad sleeves called Pack n’ Pedal.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012
RideOn to ride off into the sunset

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Distributors, retailers and consumers need to order their Gore cables now. The company plans to exit the business by year’s end. Several OE customers, including SRAM, along with key distributors in the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012
Caliper bridges can crack
Recalled eebrake calipers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Eecycleworks LLC is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 400 of its eebrake caliper brakes for road bikes. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—WD-40 Co., whose penetrating oil has been a household name since the 1950s, is launching WD-40 BIKE, a new business unit focused exclusively on cycling-specific maintenance products.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 28, 2012

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—At a press conference Tuesday during Demo Day, Fox unveiled a smartphone app to help riders set up their front and rear suspension. The free app is designed to work with all of Fox’s 2013 shocks. It will be available for the Android, iPhone and iPad as early as next week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012
Currie Technologies eFlow E3 Nitro

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is introducing an award-winning new electric bicycle to the U.S. market at Interbike next month. The eFlow E3 Nitro, features a high-capacity Samsung lithium-ion battery pack that is integrated into the seatpost.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 24, 2012

JüLICH, Germany-SRM is introducing a new power meter that works with 2x10 mountain bike drivetrains, including those with Rotor Q-Rings.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 24, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)The sports nutrition company Infinit is introducing a line of sports drinks developed specifically for women.

The new Isis line was designed to be isotonic, meaning it has the same percentage of dissolved minerals as body fluids.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 22, 2012
WTB Volt saddles

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)WTB is introducing a new saddle line this fall, aimed at all-mountain riders.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 21, 2012

(BRAIN)Shimano's PRO component brand is introducing a line of three high-performance saddles this fall, with an interactive online feature that helps consumers choose which model is right for them

Posted in New Products
Posted August 17, 2012
Praxis 36x52 chainrings

APTOS, CA (BRAIN) Friday August 17 2012 1:56 PM MT—Praxis Works is now selling a cold-forged chainring set in the increasingly popular 'semi-compact' ring size: 36-52.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 16, 2012
Minnesota brand offers insulated SPD-compatible Wölvhammer boot
The 45NRTH Wölvhammer

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — 45NRTH, a Minnesota company that offers winter bike tires, is introducing a $325 winter cycling boot that is SPD compatible, has Thinsulate and fleece insulation and a high-tech insulation material around the cleat.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 8, 2012
Planet Bike 25 gram CO2 two-pack

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Planet Bike is offering a two-pack of 25 gram threaded CO2 cartridges. The larger cartridges are ideal for 29er tires and larger high pressure touring tires.

Posted in New Products

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