SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton is making a running change to its M1 rear hubs and is making available an upgrade kit for existing hubs to eliminate side-to-side play and improve bearing durability.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — After making a name for itself in the market for small headlights and tailights designed to let bikers be seen at night, the Australian brand Knog is now introducing its first lights intended to be powerful enough for riders to see unlit roads.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has released its first long-travel 29er, aimed at the fast-growing market for enduro bikes. The new Enduro Comp SE delivers 155mm of rear wheel travel and adds only 6 millimeters to the wheelbase of the bike’s 26” counterpart.
BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—The Softride Hang5 carries five bikes without contacting frame, fork, hydraulic cable lines and other bikes.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano on Thursday released some details of its new product changes for the first part of this year, including a new mountain bike group with trickle-down technology, some new 11-speed road wheels, gearing options for 650b and 29er bikes and an 8-speed entry-level road group.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is collaborating with White Industries to create the CDX Freewheel, a screw-on freewheel sprocket for the Gates belt drive system.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — French brands Mavic and Time announced Tuesday that they would collaborate on development of new clipless pedal technologies.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Lynskey Performance is introducing a five-model line of U.S.-made titanium frames that will retail for $1,100, the company announced.
Previously, the company's least expensive frames sold for more than $2,000.
COCHRANE, Alberta, Canada (BRAIN) — The organization behind the ANT+ wireless protocol, used in many power meters and others sports monitoring products, announced a new generation of the protocol Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Grip'R is Michelin's new multipurpose mountain bike tire, designed for both wet and dry conditions.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is recognizing the growth in sales of fat bikes, offering new fat bike versions of its X9 and X5 cranks.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Showers Pass' Refuge jacket is designed for bike commuting, mountain biking or crossover outdoor sports such as skiing and mountaineering.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Zipp’s new Vuka Stealth is an integrated carbon aero handlebar and stem system that the company said offers nearly endless custom positioning options.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — A new company, Retrofitz, will convert nearly any street shoe into an SPD cleat-compatible cycling shoe. Among its standard offerings is a cross-country running shoe converted into a super light "race day" shoe for cyclocross or mountain biking (shown).
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing's new BB Multi Kit adapts Shimano's 24mm and SRAM/Truvativ's 24mm amd 22mm cranks to fit virtually any BB30 or Presfit 30 frame.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is now shipping its RFLKT computer, which displays data from the user's iPhone fitness apps.
LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is launching a new pedal designed specifically for downhill racing. Prototype Mallet DH/Race pedals were used by several pros during the 2012 season and were used by Greg Minnaar to win a world champioship last year.