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Posted August 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji Bikes is revealing its new super light road frame Thursday in Spain, two days prior to the start of the Vuelta a España. The new SL frame will be raced in the Vuelta by the Fuji-sponsored Murphy's Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.

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Posted August 19, 2015
The Jamis Defcon 1 retails for $4,899.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has launched a new line of enduro bikes called the Defcon Series, that includes three models all sharing the same 160mm travel frame platform.

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Posted August 19, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — At Eurobike next week, Rotor Bike Components will debut a new road bike group that includes hydraulic-activated shifting and braking. The Spanish component brand worked with Magura on the brakes, which will be available in rim and disc versions.

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Posted August 18, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Bkool has announced its most affordable, gradual resistance curve trainer, "Bkool One."

Th One features a powerful simulator, offering the same pedaling sensations as a top-of-the-line trainer, the company said.

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Posted August 18, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay, Inc. is now shipping its Zero Aero Pedal System.

The pedal, first shown at last year's Interbike, was designed to reduce aerodynamic drag. The race-specific design has a tiny frontal area and a dimpled, contoured surface to smooth and shape the airflow.

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Posted August 17, 2015
The Montara MIPS in Turquoise and White.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design unveiled its new Montaro MIPS and women's Montara MIPS helmets at the Crankworx Whistler event in British Columbia this weekend.

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Posted August 14, 2015

NORWALK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Odyssey's new freecoaster hub, called the "Clutch Freecoaster" features an external slack adjustment.

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Posted August 14, 2015
Easton's Haven Dropper post.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling and Race Face, each now owned by Fox Factory, have each launched their first dropper posts.

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Posted August 13, 2015
Company continues expansion in European e-bike market.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates is introducing some extra-durable belt drive sprockets, inspired by year-round users in the Netherlands and aimed at adventure trekking riders.

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Posted August 12, 2015
The HX-One tool kit.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is releasing a new tool kit consisting of hex keys, a 1/4-inch socket head driver and 10 driver bits, all packaged in a beech wood box.

The HX-One tool kit will begin shipping Sept. 1 and will retail for $125.

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Posted August 12, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin is now offering a cycling-specific bundle for its Virb action camera, which includes a new combo mount that attaches a Edge head unit and Virb camera to the same handlebar mount.

The bundle includes a Virb XE camera but not the Edge.

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Posted August 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — ASI's Breezer Bicycles is recalling about 1,700 Downtown models because the pedal can separate from its spindle.

The company has received 12 reports of the problem; none involved injury to the rider.

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Posted August 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smith has launched a new mountain bike-specific goggle, the Squad MTB.

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Posted August 10, 2015

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask's new mountain bike helmet, the Rex, is designed for trail riding, enduro, cross-country racing and casual offroad riding.

It has 20 vents for maximum airflow at slow speeds and warmer climates, complemented by frontal pads with new technology to encourage sweat evaporation.

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Posted August 7, 2015

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is now offering a 90-day comfort guarantee on its its FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts.

The shorts were developed with German bike fitting experts gebioMized and is available with three pad-width options and two leg lengths.

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Posted August 6, 2015
UPDATE with retail prices and frame details.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — After months of teases in the media, Cannondale on Thursday released details of its Slate bike, a 650b road bike with a short travel Lefty fork.

The Slate will be available in October in three models, the company said.

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Posted August 6, 2015

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing limited edition mountain bike shoes and pedals in the brand's trademark blue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its SPD pedals. 

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Posted August 4, 2015
GU's first energy bar, the Energy Stick, becomes available in early 2016.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs is debuting its first energy bar and a bulk package option for its GU Energy Gel. The new bulk packaging is designed to reduce litter: fewer packages mean less trash and less material used.

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Posted August 4, 2015
The Charge mountain bike shoe retails for $350.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is making its entry into performance footwear with three models for road and off-road riders, shown last month at the company’s dealer event in Copper Mountain.

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Posted August 3, 2015
Max 45 disc fork

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles is bringing a new carbon tapered disc fork to market. Called the Max 45, the fork has clearance for a 45c tire and incorporates much of the research behind Seven’s 5E road fork while offering increased torsional stiffness for long-term performance on disc-brake bikes.

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