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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (BRAIN) — Human Kinetics has released a new edition of the popular mountain bike skills book, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has a three-year exclusive in the bike market on a new knit fabric technology that repels precipitation and road spray, the company said.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intel Corporation has quietly discontinued its Recon Jet smart sunglasses line as part of its reported move out of the wearables market.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now shipping its Fit Kit, a saddle position measuring system it first showed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year. 

MOMENCE, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sur PhytoPerformance has launched of its first product, AltRed, a phytonutrient supplement that the company said uses a newly discovered technology to garner the athletic performance and recovery benefits of betalain phytonutrients.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay, Inc. has added a new custom fit option to its off-road SYZR Pedal System to address fitting needs such as a leg length discrepancy or hip-alignment correction.

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule is entering a new product category with the launch of Thule Vital collection of hydration packs at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market next week. The line, aimed at mountain bikers and others, will be available next February.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has launched a set of performance wheels it says were specifically designed for 29-inch mountain bikes.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Shades Monkey is a product to "semi-securely" store sunglasses on uphills or other times while riding. 

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has brought back its Pista pump to celebrate 100 years as a tool brand. The new Pista is made in the U.S. and takes cues from the original with some modernized features. It will be available separately or with a travel bag. 

FULDATAL, Germany (BRAIN) — Rohloff is now offering an electric gear shifting shifting that will connect any existing Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 unit with the eShift-function of a Bosch eBike-System.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Superpedestrian, the maker of the Copenhagen electric-powered wheel, said it resolved its recall in April, although the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Superpedestrian is recalling about 230 of its Copenhagen wheels, which convert a regular bike to electric power. The company said the wheels' rear axle can fail, posing a fall and crash hazard.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the issue.

ZREČE, Slovenia (BRAIN) — Unior Bike Tools has introduced four models of multi-tools for cyclists. The company said the European-made multi-tools are categorized as consumer products but are made with the same quality as the brand's professional tools. 

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Supercross' new ENVY RS7 BMX frame is an evolution of the brand's S7 frame, introduced 10 years ago.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has launched its new Prolight Techlace shoe, which was teased at last year's Eurobike and seen in this month's Tour de France worn by Taylor Phinney.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen has expanded its wheel lineup, offering a new carbon wheelset aimed at the trail riding market. The company said its new Carbon SL wheels weigh 150 grams less that its enduro wheels, but offer twice the rim strength of its predecessor.

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello has announced its Andromeda Hybrid 9.9, the first in a range of electric mountain bikes for the brand.

The company said the new bike uses "concepts studied and developed with the Dogma XM and Dogma XC" road bikes.

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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has gone live with expanded club features, which it introduced in limited beta form last year. 

LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K. (BRAIN) — Hiplok's new Airlok is a high security bicycle storage hanger that offers a secure yet elegant bike storage solution indoors or out. Airlok has secure wall fixings, hardened steel framework, and a secure lockable bolt.

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