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YECLA, Spain (BRAIN) — Olula is the new Catlike road helmet, conceived for amateur cyclists.

The Spanish-made helmet features a system that allows removal of the adjustment straps for washing or replacement. The model also includes an anti-insect net.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — RacerMate is recalling about 25,000 stationary trainer flywheels, used on ComputTrainers the company sold before 2008.

The Bopworx Rear Derailleur Guard.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bopworx is a new brand, launched on Kickstarter, that offers resusable bike protection products for shipping, traveling with, or storing bikes. The company offers padded, easily attached protectors specifically made for the rear derailleur, forks, and more.

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Australian cycling accessory brand Knog has launched a new style of bicycle bell with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

The Oi bell wraps around the handlebar and does away with the typical dome shape used on most bells.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Abus Brooklyn Chain is designed for urban areas where bike theft is rampant. With a security rating of 12/15, it's nearly impossible to cut.

"This lock is super burly, but sits nicely on the hips," the company said.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has announced its first all-carbon clincher wheelsets — the aero 40-millimeter-deep Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C and lightweight 25-millimeter Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo's latest road group includes features previously introduced in its top of the line Record and Super Record parts, trickled down — often with less expensive materials — to a lower price.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is recalling nearly 57,000 Zipp front hubs sold in the U.S. and Canada because a flange can fail. Separately, the company is recalling about 6,400 quick release levers because they can fail to engage in the closed position.

Reverb Stealth

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — RockShox has re-engineered its Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper seatposts to improve performance and reliability.

The posts have fully redesigned internals with a new SKF internal floating piston, increased bushing overlap, and new dedicated post length per travel length.

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Swagman’s new Chinook hitch-mount rack was designed for durability, light weight (35 pounds) and ease of use at an attractive price point.

SMETHWICK, England, UK (BRAIN) — Brooks England is offering a new LED headlight designed to be easily attached to a bike's frame, handlebars or seatpost, and small enough to be stowed in a pocket to prevent theft from a parked bike. The light was designed in collaboration with Lezyne.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works introduced its new Lyft carbon mountain bike crank at the Taipei International Cycle Expo last week. The company will show the new crank to the public at next month's Sea Otter Classic and plans to begin delivering it on June 1.

The group has drop bar and flat bar options.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM"S new Apex 1 group is an affordable single-chainring road group with drop bar and flat bar shifter options. The group also features hydraulic disc brakes.

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Polar is announcing a new Strava Bundle promotion for customers who purchase its Polar V650 GPS cycling computer between Wednesday March 9 and April 30.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan's Microshift is getting into the electric-shifting game, at least conceptually. Microshift said its design is intended for the mid-priced market, not the upper-end market where other brands have introduced their electronic offerings.

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WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition has released a chocolate flavor for Perpetuem, its long-distance fuel mix.

YECLA, Spain (BRAIN) — The Cloud 352 triathlon helmet from Spain’s Catlike incorporates a new Dual AEROSystem shell design that allows it to adapt to riding conditions thanks to the interchangeable shells.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic, which recently launched its Kinetic Fit power-based training application, is introducing a video streaming subscription package with The Sufferfest.

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The 9-21 7-speed cassette comes with the wheel.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — E-thirteen has created a stronger DH rear wheel design by reducing the space between its proprietary 7-speed cassette and the hub's drive-side spoke flange. The new LG1R Carbon wheel is going to be raced this season by DH star Aaron Gwin.

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KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback has unveiled its new suspension system — a patent-pending short-link four-bar design called Level Link — in two new aluminum-framed models available at retail next week: the 27.5-plus-wheeled Catch and 27.5-inch Release.

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