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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — With a global release set for spring 2016, SRAM unveiled its long-awaited wireless electronic road groupset, SRAM Red eTAP, on the opening day of Eurobike on Wednesday.

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CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is taking a swipe at the many companies offering "narrow-wide" chainrings for single-chainring mountain bike drivetrains. The company is now offering a steel X-Sync chainring that will retail for $19.95. 

The Rock and Roll-Smart.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic is introducing three new products at Eurobike: two trainers with built-in power sensors and a new app for mobile devices.

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing its 2016 road and mountain bike offerings through its PRO component brand this week at Eurobike.

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The Coron in Hydrogen White.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — POC plans to show two new mountain bike helmets at this week's Eurobike show: The Tectal and the Coron. 

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As Demo Day was in full swing outside, FSA and Gravity gave the media a sneak peek of new products consumers can expect to see as soon as spring 2016. 

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As dropper seatposts gain favor among a broader range of mountain bikers, Magura enters the market with a new — and electrified — twist on getting down and dirty for descents.

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Vintage-style bike is ready for participation in L'Eroica events.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Bianchi is introducing a new, old-style road bike for lovers of vintage bikes, including those who participate in L'Eroica events, which usually require participants to ride bikes manufactured before a specific date (related:

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike this week, WTB is introducing a new flat bar grip call PadLoc that uses a special mitered handlebar to eliminate the possibility of slipping. The miter also allows the grip to have a thick rubber outer end for additional comfort.

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SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — OneUp Components' new Chainguide weighs just 35 grams and is designed to be easy to install and adjust. The company said the guide is a good idea even with narrow-wide chainrings because chaindrop is still possible with those setups, especially as the rings wear.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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