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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.

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.

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