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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Waterproof pack manufacturer Ortlieb released the Seat-Pack QR at the Sea Otter Classic on Thursday, a 13-liter volume pack that fills the void between its 11-liter and 16.5-liter models.

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Enduro Bearings brand ambassador and mechanic Dan Large holds his bearing clinic on Thursday.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Let's talk tech, bearings specifically, with somebody who spent his childhood testing the structural limits of BMX bikes.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Fox factory unveiled the latest generation of its FOX 36 fork Thursday morning as the Sea Otter Classic opened here. 

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kids Ride Shotgun has released a new Pro handlebar to match the Pro child seat it launched last year. 

Built for kids 2-5 years, the pro seat was an evolution on their original Shotgun mountain bike seat, which features zero frame contact, and a quick release fitting.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Commencal is recalling about 925 of its Ramones 14-inch kids bikes because of a crash hazard involving the brakes.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Segway is recalling about 960 Ninebot kids bike helmets because they do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's standard for bike helmets.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — The Tacx NEO Motion Plates allow multidirectional movement to its smart trainers, replicating outdoor riding characteristics.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (BRAIN) — Lizard Skins has added the Strata to its growing line of grips, featuring a single-clamp lock-on attachment with a mushroom-style fin design.

Recently published U.S. patent applications show that Tektro – a brand known mainly for its brakes – has been working on electronic derailleurs and shifters.

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — 4iiii Innovations has released what it's calling its most advanced power meter, the PRECISION 3.

(BRAIN) — Brompton Electric issued a recall Monday on all of its e-bikes to replace the front mudguard stay to increase tire clearance and a more secure latch to prevent excessive battery bag movement that can result in disconnections.

Recalled Specialized Bicycle Components Sirrus X 4.0 Bicycle.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components notified the Consumer Product Safety Commission that it is expanding the Sirrus model bike recall because of a fall and injury hazard regarding the alloy cranks.

(BRAIN) — Tern's new, $2,999 Quick Haul is a compact, cargo-carrying e-bike is priced to maximize a proposed federal e-bike subsidy.

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NEW YORK (BRAIN) — New York retailer Rubber N’ Road is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its RIDE BIKES NOT TANKS t-shirts to the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The Stan's M-pulse hubs have been in development for the past two years to enhance engagement with less resistance than conventional pawl-and-ratchet hubs.

(BRAIN) — Rapha has developed what it calls "a super lightweight, pedal-friendly, and trail-oriented knee pad," created in partnership with Rheontm Labs.

Cenote 2 liter.

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — HydraPak announced a new reservoir series designed for day hiking, family bike rides, and camping.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo released two new products this week, the POWRLINK ZERO pedal-based power meter and the dual-roller KICKR ROLLR smart trainer.

MHS 1+1 Base Universal Hitch.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris has unveiled the first components for its new Modular Hitch System capable of transporting one bike weighing 60 pounds or up to four with add-on accessories.

(BRAIN) — Unior USA is now distributing Sinter disk brake pads to U.S. retailers. Sinter manufactures in Europe and has been making pads for over 50 years. The pads are offered in four compounds, with options available for all popular brakes.

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