Saris unveils the H4 trainer.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris released its latest direct-drive trainer on Wednesday — the H4 — while also announcing the H3 direct-drive trainer’s retail price has dropped $400.

The direct-drive Hub retails for $499 and will be available only through for now.

CORRECTS that the JetBlack Volt trainer was priced at $899 in U.S. dollars (AU$1,200). JetBlack later lowered the Volt price to $499 to match Zwift.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components expanded its battery pack recall from last year for first-generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo mountain bikes manufactured between 2017-20

Tagged Electric bike

(BRAIN) — Unior's new free, web-based app for use with its spoke tension meter allows wheelbuilders to record tension readings and save a record of wheel builds for quality control.

QINGDAO, China (BRAIN) — Magene joins Garmin to offer a rear-facing radar light for cyclists. Magene's L508 will be available soon for consumer purchase on Amazon and the company told BRAIN it is actively seeking wholesale distributors in the U.S.

Also involved: bikes that spec'd the handlebars/stems.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling all 2022 Speed Concept SLR models, 2021-2022 Emonda SLR models, and Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems sold as an aftermarket product.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Outbound Lighting developed a bike light that features "automotive-grade cutoff beam technology." The Detour is designed for road and gravel riding, in addition to commuting, and is USB-C rechargeable. The horizontal cutoff beam is similar to car headlights and prevents blinding oncoming pedestrians, fellow bikers, and drivers.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat's new Piston SR (single rail) bike rack features OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms with no contact on the frame.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — At the Big Gear Show here on Tuesday, Küat launches its new Piston SR Bike Rack, which features hydro-pneumatic tire arms that secure the bike without touching the frame.

Tagged The Big Gear Show / (e)revolution

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — OKAI, a company best known for making bikes and scooters for share programs, is entering the consumer market with a line designed for IBD and direct sales. The company is attending the Big Gear Show, which opens Tuesday.

Tagged Electric bike / The Big Gear Show / (e)revolution

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Hydration is the latest drink mix from Tailwind Nutrition, and unlike its signature product Endurance Fuel, it's designed for shorter and less intense workouts.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's only been a matter of months since SRAM and Fox ended their six-year legal battle over chainring and axle patents, but the two industry giants are at it again.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal
Women's EcoLyte Elite Jacket.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass introduced what it's calling its most eco-friendly cycling jacket, the EcoLyte Elite. The jacket features 100% recycled polyester fabrics and vent and pocket zippers.

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has announced an exclusive U.S. distributor for its Perseverance Adventure handlebars: KHS Bicycles, Inc.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sakar International has recalled Tony Hawk Silver Metallic Multi-Purpose Helmets because they can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Oakley's upcoming 2023 spring helmet launch will include smart technology, allowing users to store personal safety information.

A Powershift hub with Mavic Cosmic SL 45 rim.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Classified, the Belgian brand that makes the Powershift two-speed hubs, is now working with seven well-known upscale wheel brands to offer complete wheel options. The company also is starting to sell its hubs separately.

Tagged Eurobike

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Prior to the Eurobike trade show both Shimano and Bosch announced new anti-lock brake systems for e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Cycling and snowsports helmet brand POC said it has teamed with automotive safety systems company Autoliv Inc. to study and develop airbag technology for bike helmets.

(CYCLINGTIPS) — Shimano's mountain bike groupsets have long offered teasers of emerging concepts that eventually find their way over to the dropbar world. And so while the company's latest announcement of fresh product is aimed at the e-bike market, the features teased could prove to be far more widely applicable.


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