The long-running patent infringement feud instigated by Shimano against SRAM's X7 shifters - and which impacts on products shipped in Germany only - is coming to a head. A Munich court has ruled in favour of Shimano, but check out the story links for the flip-flopping judgments to date...

Shimano wins X7 battle; war not yet over

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Hutchinson Tires becomes Hutchinson Cycling Dpt, launches new website

Hutchinson Cycling Dpt., formerly known as Hutchinson Tires, has unveiled its new website. The brand …