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PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — David Chauner, a former racer, race organizer and cycling journalist, has penned his first novel, and it has a cycling theme. It's called High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey.

The JET Roll MTB (tools are not included).

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — JET Roll is now shipping a second version of its original Jet (Just Enough Tools) road tool wrap, as well as a new mountain bike version of the roll.

The Boone disc frameset.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has updated its top-of-the-line Boone and Crockett cyclocross race bikes, adding new colors and graphics, new drivetrain and hydraulic brake options and a 15mm front thru-axle on disc brake models.

SL8 Saddle

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB is introducing several new products including the brand's lightest saddle to date, a carbon tubeless-compatible mountain bike rim, and a 27.5-plus enduro tire.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is making a big push for 148mm OLD rear spacing on mountain bikes, which the company says produces a stiffer wheel and allows the drivetrain to be shifted to the right, further increasing clearance for wider tires and other advantages.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic has launched a major update to inRide, its power training app that is used with Kinetic trainers.

The new PowerTap P1 pedal.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is branching out from its power meter rear hub to new products: a power meter pedal and chainring.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now shipping its first all-carbon mountain bike stem, designed for trail, enduro and all-mountain use.

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Lazer Sport has released a special edition of its O2 road helmet to raise money for the foundation named after late racer Amy Dombroski.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle will become an official water bottle licensee of Team USA in an agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee announced this week.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Sugoi Performance Apparel is introducing a "60 Day Comfort Guarantee" on all its spring 2015 cycling shorts for men and women.

The Stages SC3.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Power meter brand Stages Cycling is launching a line of high-end indoor bikes for home and club use. The new effort builds on the company's background in the fitness industry.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation is launching a new belt-drive system for bike that will be about half the price of its current drivetrain.

The Dunderbeist.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH is expanding their fat tire offering with the release of two wide and aggressive tires, the Flowbeist and the Dunderbeist.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — The Danish brand CeramicSpeed is offering a limited edition hollow titanium derailleur pulley set, produced by 3D printing.

SEATTLE — Nuun has released its co-branded four-pack of electrolyte sports drink tablets in collaboration with PeopleForBikes, with proceeds to be donated to the advocacy organization.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (BRAIN) — Bike fit tool manufacturer Purely Custom has introduced its latest product, the Fit Bike Pro 1. Designed to simulate true riding conditions, the Fit Bike Pro 1 features a load control transmission that uses Purely Custom’s Powerbahn technology.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Vapur Shades is a light and flexible “Anti-Bottle” that is designed to stand when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty.

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association has released its Bicycle Route 66 map set, charting the course for cyclists to travel the famous corridor from Chicago to Los Angeles on roads appropriate for cycling, including sections of the historic highway. The 2,486-mile route is covered in a specially designed six-map set, allowing cyclists to tour the whole thing or ride a few sections.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano announced an updated Acera mountain bike group and a new $400 11-speed road wheelset on Saturday.

New Acera

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