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OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin released details of the next generation of its Virb action cameras on Monday. The two new camera models will be available this summer.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System, best known for its custom road cycling kits, is now offering a new customizable Trail Baggie short and upgraded Trail Jerseys. 

Together the Wicknasty Trail Baggie and Trail Jersey make up Champion System's Dirt Kit. The pieces are available individually or as a combo.

SURFSIDE, Fla. (BRAIN) — MCipollini showed a special new RB1000 Luxury Edition bike at the recent Like Bike expo in Monte Carlo.

The 2015.5 Ultralight with Dura-Ace build retails for $4,799.
The BH Ultralight Dura-Ace.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Building on its 695-gram Ultralight EVO high-end road frameset (MSRP: $3,999), Spain's BH Bikes has added two midseason complete bikes to the Ultralight line.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Several years in development, Speedplay Inc.'s Syzer pedals are now shipping to retailers.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley's new Jawbreaker sunglasses, available at retail April 15, features a design inspired by pro cyclist Mark Cavendish.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation is now shipping its Six Fyx kit, which converts fixed gear bikes with 120mm rear spacing to a six-speed derailleur drivetrain. The company first showed a version of the kit at trade shows two years ago.

The SRAM-owned brand is also now offering its RS-1 fork in white and for 27.5.
For MY2016, the RS-1 has a gloss white option and is available for 27.5 and 29-inch.

SAN LUIS OBSIPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — RockShox announced several model year 2016 updates on Tuesday, including updates to its Monarch RT3 shock and its OneLoc suspension remote.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives is now delivering a helmet that's been in development for several years — the Shiva Full Face, which meets DOT motorcycle standards but is as light as some full-face bicycle helmets.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Rim and wheel maker Velocity USA is working with hub and wheel maker Industry Nine on some new wheels.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun made its name with a popular line of fizzy sports drink tablets that provide electrolytes, vitamins, caffeine — but little calories — for shorter exercise sessions and for daily life.

Update April 9, 2015: The company reached its $30,000 crowdfunding goal with two weeks left in the campaign.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — California-based leather saddle company Selle Anatomica is working with UC San Diego to develop a carbon fiber road saddle that mimics the comfort of its leather saddles at considerably less weight.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing products from The Robert Axle Project, which sells 12mm thru-axles that allow attachment of trailers to bikes, including fat bikes, with thru-axles.

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The new Connex 11s0 chain from Wippermann is now available.

The 11-speed chain features a new pin riveting process and dramatically chamfered outer and inner plates to ensure compatibility with all 11-speed systems, including Shimano's Di2 electronic systems.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is releasing a new LED taillight that it said is specifically designed for daytime use.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles and Currie Technologies have teamed up to launch the Spicy Curry, a electric cargo bike that will be officially introduced at next week's Sea Otter Classic.

Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Prices lowered about 19 percent across the range.

SPEARFISH, S.D. (BRAIN) — SRAM's Quarq brand is lowering prices on its entire power meter range, effective immediately. Prices have been reduced by 19 percent depending on model.

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA has launched an employee purchase program offering qualified shop employees 40 percent off wholesale pricing and free shipping, plus a team partnership program selling race teams products at 40 percent off retail. Both programs run from April through Dec. 31, 2015.

Company is promoting the groups' available wide gear ranges.
The 11-speed GX rear derailleur.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is launching a new series of mountain bike drivetrains called GX with pricing that slots in between that of its X5 and X1 groups and which promise wider gear range options than comparable Shimano groups.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – Following a recent price reduction, Pioneer is offering an even lower price point for its dual-leg crank-based power meter.

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