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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.

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.

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.

The bikes were sold from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $450 to $650.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Exustar's SM-324 MTB Shoe retails for less than $80 and offers affordable performance for mountain biking and cyclocross, the company says.

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — The Loki trail hardtail features Orbea's new Double Duty concept, with the ability to run either 29-inch or 27-plus wheels via Boost hub spacing front and rear.

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