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ABUS announces 410 Ultra line

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The new 410 Ultra line-up from ABUS was designed to complete the 400 u-lock series.

This attractive and easy to use lock fills the gap in ABUS entry level u-lock security at an incredibly pocket-friendly price point and shines by offering an complete collection of locks: the mini; mini with cobra cable; long shackly mini; long shackly mini-u with cobra cable; standard size, standard with cobra cable; and a long shackly version.

The new 410 Ultra line up is packed with technology and high quality materials that make it an unbelievable value in bicycle security:

•Unique state of the art 12mm Solid Secure Silver rated, round shackly
•Security Level 8
•Innovative new 6-wafer key cylinder – provides high level of protection against picking
•Hardened lock body
•Ergonomic round lock body
•Double bolting shackle – protects against cutting and twisting attacks
•Simple to use, rattle-free SH34 bracket (fits 24-35mm frames)

All models come with and without a loop cable option.

Price:
410 Ultra Mini (5.5”):  $34.99
410 Ultra Mini with Cobra Cable (5.5”):  $42.99
410 Ultra Mini LS (7”):  $39.99
410 Ultra Mini LS (7”) with Cobra Cable:  $44.99
410 Ultra (9”)” $44.99
410 Ultra (9”) w Cobra Cable:  $49.99
410 Ultra LS (11”):  $49.99

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Chrome introduces Warm line

Chrome WARM™ technology offers a unique combination of insulated performance, reversible high-visibility, and classic workwear looks. Chrome WARM pieces are made with lightweight poly-fill insulation (keeps you warm even when wet), a water-resistant ripstop nylon shell, reflective details, a ventilated yoke, and more. Plus, they pack into a pillow for easy travel and naps.  Chrome WARM line consists of a Vest and Work Shirt

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CHROME WARM™  VEST

We built the Chrome WARM™ Vest to be our most versatile urban cycling piece of clothing. It can be worn alone or layered under Chrome Strom™ and Wind™, and over our Chrome Merino™. The Chrome WARM™ Vest has a high visibility rust orange side and a low-key black diamond quilt pattern on the other. Both sides are made with water-resistant ripstop nylon and our lightweight poly fill packs tightly. Bike specific features include longer torso, ventilated yoke and reflective details.

FEATURES:

• Reversible black diamond quilting on one-side, rust orange on the other for visibility choice

• Concealed 4-way stretch Nylon mesh yoke provides ventilation and mobility

• Rear utility pocket doubles as stuff sack

• Front hand warmer pockets

• Reflective taping along front zipper and back yoke band for night visibility

FIT:

• Slim fit with longer torso and arms for riding comfort

FABRICATION:

• Ripstop nylon shell with diamond quilting pattern for rip-resistance

• Water-resistant poly fill insulation provides warmth even when wet

• Welt covered zipper pockets resist wind and water

• Abrasion resistant nylon twill trim for enhanced durability at wear points

BLACK/RUST
MSRP:  $150

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CHROME WARM™
WORKSHIRT

The Chrome WARM™ Workshirt is the most versatile insulated jacket we can make. One side is high visibility rust orange, while the other is black diamond quilted. Both sides are made with water-resistant ripstop nylon. Bike specific details include longer torso and arms, reflective details, and ventilated yoke. The WARM™ Workshirt works on its own, or as an excellent mid-layer under our waterproof Storm™ Field Jacket and Storm™ Cobra.

FEATURES:

• Reversible black diamond quilting on one-side, rust orange on the other for visibility choice

• Concealed 4-way stretch Nylon mesh yoke provides ventilation and mobility

• Rear utility pocket doubles as stuff sack

• Front hand warmer pockets

• Reflective taping along front zipper and back yoke band for night visibility

FIT:

• Slim fit with longer torso and arms for riding comfort

FABRICATION:

• Ripstop nylon shell with diamond quilting pattern for rip-resistance

• Water-resistant poly fill insulation provides warmth even when wet

• Welt covered zipper pockets resist wind and water

• Abrasion resistant nylon twill trim for enhanced durability at wear points

BLACK/RUSTTM

MSRP:  $180

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Blackburn Central Series Lights

Your own personal safety beacon of light.
Blackburn’s CENTRAL light series signals traffic in all directions to watch
out, and keep their distance. Take the lane and feel safe knowing you’re seen. These
lights are built to the ANSI FL-1 standard, which provides consistent light performance guidelines
and measurements.

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Central 100 Front
Blackburn’s brightest rear safety light, with a very broad visible beam.
• Built to ANSI FL-1 light standard
• Micro USB charging connection
• Extruded Alloy Shell
• 3 modes: High: 20 lms, Steady Flash: 20 lms,
Blackburn Strobe: 20 lms
• Runtime: High: 25 hrs, Steady flash: 42 hrs,
Blackburn strobe: 76 hrs
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• Silicone mount, 1 size fits all
MSRP:  $34.00

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Central 20 Rear
• Built to ANSI FL-1 light standard
• Micro USB charging connection
• Extruded Alloy Shell
• 3 modes: High: 100 lms, Low: 50 lms, Blackburn Strobe: 50 lms
• Runtime: High: 3.2 hrs, Low: 7 hrs, Blackburn strobe: 21 hrs
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• Silicone mount, 1 size fits all
7053783
MSRP: $34.99

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BLACKBURN ANNOUNCES 2014 RANGERS

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA—July 15, 2014 — Blackburn (www.blackburndesign.com), designer and developer of innovative cycling products and accessories, announced today the induction of four new adventure cyclists into the 2014 Blackburn Ranger “Out There” program. Created in 2012 to embody the culture of adventure, the Blackburn Ranger program supports cyclists that the brand admires on their journeys along the Pacific Coast and the Great Divide.

To continue the legacy and spirit that Founder Jim Blackburn built in 1975, the Ranger program is created from a simple and effective people-and-product-first approach with everything it touches. This no-nonsense style provides in the field product development feedback that gets fast-tracked for future innovation and also places community first; which has always been a fundamental tenet of the brand.

According to Robin Sansom, Brand and Product Manager, “The Rangers are on the front line with our products on a daily basis for months. Their level of focused feedback is instrumental to our product innovation, validation and testing.  We are approaching our third year of the Ranger program and our team is all so proud of the cyclists for stepping up to share their adventures.
Ultimately, the program encourages everyone to ‘get out there.’

Blackburn sent out a smoke signal to cyclists asking for participation into the Ranger program from January– March 2014.  There was an overwhelming response as hundreds of applicants created videos and wrote essays explaining why they wanted to embark on the adventure and become a Blackburn Ranger.  The end result was the Blackburn team choosing four new Rangers that they felt symbolized the sprit of the brand and would carry the torch of the proceeding Rangers. 

Introducing the 2014 Blackburn Rangers

Name:  Chas Eberle 
Route: Pacific Coast

About: 
Chas has been chasing adventure for a long time.  He is currently a student but the majority of the time you can find him at Mt. Baker during the winter teaching snowboarding and in Alaska during the summer supervising a zip line course.   Chas is not in a hurry to complete the journey and has his sights set on epic surf stops and finding as much dirt connectors as possible along the tour.

Name: Eiry Bartlett
Route: Pacific Coast

About: 
Eiry calls the beautiful land of Vancouver home and one of her passions is designing leather goods for her company AARAWORKS.  Her other drive is to
Embark on the road less travelled and have adventure bike/camp become a daily ritual during the long ride to Mexico.

Name:   Sam Harney and Kurt Williams
Route:  Great Divide

About:
Sam and Kurt are long time friends and will be joining forces during their adventure.  The duo will be carrying 100lbs of climbing gear in order to pick off routes during their endless summer ride.  They both live in Bishop, CA and climb as much as humanly possible and plan to continue this lifestyle by bike.  They are in absolutely no hurry to finish the route and their personal success gage will be a combination of miles and how many routes they knock down along the way.

Name:   J.D. Pauls
Route:  Great Divide

About:
J.D. is a returning Ranger, who successfully completed the Great Divide last year and told some fantastic stories along the way.  We welcome J.D. back this year for another adventure, this time along the Colorado Trail, which intersects the Great Divide and is incredibly story worthy.

Name:   Jennifer Schofield
Route:  Pacific Coast

About:
Also a returning Ranger, Jennifer’s journey in 2013 helped to inspire a career change and now she is embarking on a life journey that involves guiding others on their cycling adventures.  We’ll see what this iteration of travel by bike is like for her . . . ice cream will be a part of it.

To follow the Blackburn Ranger adventures go to: http://www.blackburndesign.com

About Blackburn Design
Since 1975 Blackburn Design has been dedicated to designing innovative and reliable cycling products and accessories that are essential to the riding experience. The Scotts Valley based company produces pumps, lights, racks, bags, computers, cages, trainers, tools, fenders and mirrors.  For more information, visit http://www.blackburndesign.com | @BlackburnDesign

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Chrome forged rubber tour

Check out how Chrome shoes are made, have some beer, and a great time.

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Chrome – LTD ARTIST SERIES NOA YALTA

Chrome – The newest edition to our Artist Series features the original artwork of Japanese artist NOA-. NOA- is as humble as he is talented. Typically using oil and acrylic paint on canvas or wood, he’s known for painting live with a style that emulates Japanese line-making. Each piece of art is influenced by the music he chooses to play as he paints, with most of his inspiration is deeply rooted in hip-hop and graffiti. NOA- created this artwork based on the Japanese phrase, “􏰀􏰁” that translates phonetically to Kuromu (sounds like Chrome!) and means Black Fog. These one-of-a-kind Yalta bags come from a 4′ x 12′ canvas and acrylic painting NOA- made. Each of the 8 bags represents a specific segment of the painting where the Black Fog takes on a unique energy of its own. Our Artist Series is produced as a limited run. Once they are gone, they’re gone.
Get yours here!

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Feedback Sports – Pee-WeeElite

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FEEDBACK SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW MARKET SEGMENT

Golden, CO- April, 1, 2014 – Feedback Sports known for high-quality cycling products addresses a growing 3 to 6 year-old childrens’ DIY market with introduction of an elite level bicycle work stand.  

The Pee-WeeElite is a 3-foot tall work stand optimized for repairs on 12” wheel balance bikes. The Pee-WeeElite represents the first of several new products the company is working on for this important demographic of cyclists. According to Feedback Sports Founder/President Doug Hudson, “Youth is the foundation of cycling and keeping a bicycle in good working condition is key to the experience.” In addition, Hudson mentions, “We have seen a trend in children attempting to work on their own bikes but until now there has not been a easy solution. We want to empower kids to be in charge of their bike repairs and get back on the sidewalk quickly.”

Feedback Sports is putting extensive resources behind the project including hiring several new employees and consultants. Feedback’s engineers worked diligently to optimize the design after spending months studying growth charts and focus group data from around the world.  

Jeff Nitta Director of Sales & Marketing mentions, “We think this product is just the thing to spark interest in bicycle maintenance at a young age. There are over 10 million kids bikes sold in the USA each year, so we feel confident when going up against products like the iPad and XBox.”

Sammy Rutherford, Eastern Regional Sales manager simply states, “I’m gonna sell em’.”

The Pee-WeeElite will be officially introduced to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey April 10-13th at Feedback’s booth #113.

About Feedback Sports

Feedback Sports is a specialty bicycle accessory company, which offers a wide range of high quality works stands, innovative home bicycle storage, precision measurement tools and in-store display products.  www.feedbacksports.com

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Chrome 415 Work Boot Red LTD

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Chrome release their red leather limited edition version of the 415 Work Boot. A boot designed for good looks, durabilty you would expect, and mobilty on bike, by foot, skateboard or whatever is your flavor. MSRP is $130.

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Check back for our review of these killer boots.

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Chrome City Series – Berlin

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The third issue of Chromes City Series is inspired by Berlin. Yah, we know, Berlin is not in Bavaria and they don’t wear lederhosen, but Berlin embraces all. It’s a mash up of epic proportions. Our Berlin City Series is made with water resistant “felted” polyester that feels like a wool German Army blanket and embossed suede reminiscent of traditional German workwear (aka, lederhosen). The inside has our very own Bavarian inspired needlework print. The hardware is finished with an antique brass finish. Prost!

Now Available
Berlin Citizen MSRP: $160
Berlin Yalta MSRP: $140

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OGIO bags sponsor Argos – Shimano and Jamis Hagens Berman cycling teams

ogio_logoOGIO bags are now the proud sponsors of Argos-Shimano and Jamis Hagens Berman cycling teams  with stage wins in the Tour de France and recent Tour of California. The teams utilize the OGIO Endurance 9.0 bag to carry their equipment to all their races. OGIO bags are touted for their strength, lightweight and versatility for housing all of your  apparel and accessories.

We will have a complete review of the Endurance 9.0 bag in the coming months, so check back for what we find.

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