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Feedback Sports Introduces Peewee Elite Bike Workstand for Kids

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PRESS RELEASE: 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-Wee Elite 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.

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Taipei: Award winning Folding designs from Tern and Biologic

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As sister companies, Tern and Biologic really started catering to the folding bike crowd, but lately Biologic has been expanding to offer smart accessories to riders of any bike. Take their new FixKit multi-tool for example, it features 20 different integrated tools including one of the most useful pedal wrenches/axle nut wrenches we’ve ever seen in a multi-tool. By folding out the allen wrenches, and covering them in the neoprene sleeve, it extends the leverage of the wrench meaning you might actually be able to remove that stubborn pedal. When you’re done, the patented design folds into a shape no bigger than your standard multi tool. And at only $34.95, it’s pretty easy on the wallet as well.

Biologic had some other nifty items on display, plus some award winning designs from Tern, next…

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Red Hook Crit Inspires Fresh Goods from Cinelli, Chrome & Stanridge Speed

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photo: ©caroline pauleau

The 2014 Red Hook Crit raced through NYC this past weekend, and Stanridge Speed, Cinelli and Chrome were on hand with special edition bikes and goods.

Shown above, past winner Evan Murphy was rockin’ a Stanridge Speed bike painted by artist Eine. The graphics are a play on the fact that even street art, as rebellious as it may seem, is nowadays nothing more than advertising for the artist, and simply repeats “We Hate Eine”.

Murphy and a teammate rocked identical bikes and took top ten finishes for men’s and women’s fields in the rainy event. Check her bike, and stuff from the other brands, below…

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Sweet New Bike Lights from Cocksedge Studios, Planet Bike & Lumicycle

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Paul Cocksedge Studio’s new Double O bicycle lights not only look unique, they have more than one kind of safety and security built in.

The Double O lights put out 80 lumens up front and 45 lumens in the rear. They say the design uses less bright LED bulbs, but more of them, which creates a large hit of light that’s highly visible without being blindingly distractive to drivers or fellow cyclists. They charge in about 90 minutes via USB and have three modes: Steady (2.1 hours run time), Flashing (4.2 hours) and Eco (10 hours). Looks aside, which are very cool, what’s particularly clever is how you can secure them.

Check that out, plus video and lights from Lumicycle and Planet Bike below…

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Review: Custom Prescription Sunglasses From SportRX.com

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When it comes to custom eye wear for cycling or outdoor sports, the selection in your average optometrists office is often lacking. So if you don’t wear contacts, you’re often out of luck when shopping for sunglasses. For those four eyed freaks who share the same predicament, SportRx can bring an end to years of ridicule and discomfort. The online company based out of Southern California offers prescription  sunglasses designed specifically for active wear.

To get the lowdown on the service, I worked with one of the several on staff optometrists to help build the perfect pair of sunglasses for my needs. READ MORE ->

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Chris King will open registration on April 1st for it’s three 2014 Gourmet Centuries. Three ride destinations to select from and each will have gourmet food prepared by renowned chefs selected by Chris DeMinno – if you’re a foodie, these rides will not disappoint! Bend, OR, June 14th; Portland, OR, July 26th; Sonoma, CA, October 18th.
  • Cycology Gear has introduced three new t-shirt designs: Bike Partisan, Life Spent Leaning on Bars & One Track Mind, and as always, free shipping worldwide!
  • Revolights is taking pre-orders for it’s Revolights Arc on Kickstarter for $79.
  • Who knew that the future of retail could be shaped by the trials of the independent bike shop? There’s a new book out called Leading Out Retail: A Creative Look at Bicycle Retail and What All Retailers Can Learn From It, written by Donny Perry, Global Development Manager for Specialized Bikes.
  • Calfee is having an open house on Tuesday, April 8th, at their facility in Selva Beach, CA, from 3-8pm. They’re inviting everyone to come by for a look, a drink, and to stay for the sunset on their private beach. Bring the family and a picnic!
  • Registration for the Chiltern Cycling Festival in Amersham, UK, on July 13th is filling up fast. Check out their website for information on all five rides – there’s something for everyone.
  • Cyclehack aims to make cities more cycle friendly by reducing barriers to cyclists via a two-day cycle hack event June 20-22nd. Suggest your cycle hack and it it will be entered in their catalogue for everyone to use.
  • Art’s Cyclery has introduced a web series called Cross Training For Cyclists led by co-owner Eric Benson who has an M.S. in Kinesiology.
  • Test ride a Felt bicycle from now until April 15th at a Felt dealer and fill out a short questionnaire about your ride and you will be entered in Felt’s Ride To Hawaii – with 561 prizes to be given away, including one trip for two to Hawaii to spectate at the 2014 Ironman World Championships.
  • Dmitry Solominsky is riding his bike solo from Seattle, WA, to Yorktown, VA, this summer to raise awareness and funds for Hope For The Warriors. To find out more and to donate, go here.

Wednesday Group Ride – Random New Bicycle Products & News

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Welcome to the Wednesday Group Ride, a collection of small news bits from the overload of info coming into our offices. Stuff that we simply don’t have time to do a full story on but wanted to share anyway.

State Bicycle Co. has added a Black Label Series, a 6061 aluminum track bike with a double butted, TIG welded frame and Essor full carbon fiber fork. It’s built up with a SRAM S100 crankset, flip-flop hub and house brand Pista drop bars. Retail for the complete bike is $759 with a choice of five frame colors.

Lots more random bike stuff below…

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Found: Blue Yeti Project Fabric-Over-Gel-Cork Handlebar Tape

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Like that classic aesthetic of cotton handlebar tape but hate the complete and utter lack of comfort it provides? Blue Yeti Project felt your pain and started making a wide variety of colorful options by stitching cotton fabric over gel cork tape.

Each set is $39 and includes two rolls of more than six feet each, more than enough to wrap your bars. It also includes top strips and bar plugs. The stitching’s not shown on these, but will be visible on finished product. You can just throw them in the wash and hang dry to keep them looking (and smelling) fresh, too.

More designs below…

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Allo Bicycle iPhone Mount w/ Integrated Speaker Hits All the Right Notes

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The Allo is a the culmination of several things we’ve seen or done recently. It’s the first phone holder with integrated speaker we’ve seen, and it solves quite a few first world problems all at once. Want music, navigation and the ability to speakerphone your friends while they’re stuck at work? Look no further.

Tune into the video and more after the break…
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