(BRAIN) — The USA Cycling Foundation is selling custom MudFund apparel to support USA Cycling’s cyclocross National Team and development programs.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Swift Industries is recalling about 1,800 rubber straps that were sold with some of its bike bags and separately this year. The company has received 129 reports of the straps breaking.

Yamaha YDX-MORO 07.

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two new e-MTB models have been added to Yamaha Bicycles' full-suspension lineup. The YDX-MORO 07 and YDX-MORO 05 are spec'd with Yamaha's PW-X3 mid-drive unit, Dual Twin frame, and Quad Sensor system.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — End Cap Crimping Pliers (part number EP-1) are built to securely install end caps onto brake, derailleur, and dropper-post cables.

Bonaslabs' Disc-O-Matic. Photo by Lucent Productions.

A Massachusetts startup and a Slovenian brake pad manufacturer are each coming out with devices to speed up and standardize the process of bedding-in new disc brake pads and rotors.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rockgeist Bikepack USA is recalling about 420 BarJam Brackets, which allow cyclists to attach gear or bags to handlebars, because they can crack or break during use.

The company received three reports of incidents of the brackets breaking and cracking. No injuries have been reported.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — For the first time in almost three decades, Mongoose is bringing back its Motomag BMX wheels. 

(BRAIN) — Cirrus Cycles is now offering a higher rise version of its Kinekt suspension stem, for riders seeking a taller handlebar position.

The new Kinekt Comfort+ 50 Degree Rise Stem has about 1-inch additional rise compared to the original model.

It offers 20mm of anti-vibration travel/

STUTTGART, Germany (BRAIN) — Bosch announced a new e-bike drive unit for racing Wednesday with up to 400% direct support of the rider's power and weighing 6.1 pounds.

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Ray Keener offers more tips for quick bike fits for everyday riders.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is working with Looptworks to offer big bags and other products made from upcycled excess materials from Pearl Izumi's production.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes has issued two safety notices instructing bike owners to stop riding some of its RadWagon 4 e-bikes because of a misaligned rim strip and a tire quality issue.

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The MT-2 is Mosaic's latest mountain bike model.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom frame maker Mosaic Cycles is adding a stock frame program, offering pre-built frames in stock sizes with custom component builds and frame finishes, with a 2-4 week turnaround.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — PNW Components' new multi-tool features an integrated Dynaplug tubeless tire repair device in addition to four hex sizes and a Torx T25.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Echo Lock-On Grips are made for mountain biking with a rubber grip material and anodized aluminum collars.

Technology is said to be more green and to offer more tunable cushioning.

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Saddle maker Velo has a new padding material its rolling out for its own branded saddles and for OEM brands. Velo’s AtmosFoam uses nitrogen in the fluid-foaming process, which the company said reduces the use of chemical additives and helps reduce CO2 emissions. 

OXFORD, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tire sealant company Black Ox has released a wax-based chain lube, consisting of a nanoparticle-sized carnauba wax emulsion that contains no Teflon- or petroleum-based ingredients.

Ray Keener offers some quick tips for quick bike fits for everyday riders.

Trek obtained a design patent in 2021 for a front triangle e-bike frame.

Leading bike and accessory companies are increasingly using the U.S. patent system to protect the appearance of their new products. In the U.S., patents come in two flavors: utility patents, and design patents — with the latter gaining popularity as a form of intellectual property in many industries, including our pedal-based one.

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Recalled ST31 LT Stem in Black.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cervélo recalled its 2022 R5 and Caledonia-5 bikes and its ST31 LT replacement stems because the handlebars can slip in the stem, posing a fall hazard.


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