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MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The Hidrate Me Smart Water Bottle, which will launch a Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign June 1, will alert the user to appropriate drinking levels based on temperature, humidity, elevation and personal settings.

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (BRAIN) — New women's cycling apparel brand Evelyn Hill Cycling is expanding its product line to include larger sizing for bibs, shorts, jerseys, and accessories. The brand's Season 2 collection will include sizing ranging from 3XL-5XL, to fit women who range from sizes 20 through 28-plus.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — On 1-by cockpits, Lindarets' ReMount adapter moves a dropper seatpost's cable-actuated remote lever from inboard of the brake lever to where a front shifter's thumb paddle would sit in a multi-chainring drivetrain.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced an updated Impero road bike frame pump, largely made in the U.S.

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog's Milkman Combo lock is a retractable, cable lock that can be looped around a bike frame and lock quickly. It's compact enough to fit in a back pocket and best used for quick café stops.

It's just as small as Knog's original Milkman, but without the key.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has unveiled the fourth collection in its series of Project UP saddle artworks, timed to coincide with the Bike to Work Day in America and Canada and the first week of the Giro d'Italia.

Company says QRs are safe when used correctly.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a newsletter Shimano emailed Thursday to product managers, the component giant acknowledged that it makes quick release levers that open more than 180 degrees from the closed position and that these levers were included on disc-brake bikes recalled by Trek on April 21.

SYDNEY (BRAIN) — You no longer need an invitation to download and use the online cycling platform, Zwift.

The company announced the change in Sydney on Friday, local time. In tech industry terms, the product has moved from an invitation-only "Closed Beta" to "Open Beta."

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — WaterField Designs has expanded its cycling line with the introduction of the Rapide Saddlebag. The vintage-style leather Rapide includes an easily-accessible Mini Tool Roll to keep bike tools organized, and it attaches with a leather toe-clip strap.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn's new Local Cooler Saddlebag Pannier is made for trips to the store, park, beach or anywhere else where an insulated construction will help transport drinks and food.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is expanding its Émonda road bike line — which is highlighted by its super-light Émonda carbon frames introduced last year — to include a new aluminum frame model, the Émonda ALR.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Commemorating Bianchi's 130th anniversary, Timbuk2 is adding a touch of celeste green to its bag line with a limited-edition Bianchi Prospect Pack and a Facebook sweepstakes with prizes including a Bianchi road bike and various accessories.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives is introducing a new helmet for BMX and dirt jumping that uses the company's top technology to keep it nearly as light and low-profile as uncertified skate helmets.

The Giant Cog, the GoatLink and the 16-tooth cog.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Lindarets is now offering a Special Edition 10S GoatKit, which combines all the parts needed to convert standard Shimano drivetrains to wide-range one-by or two-by-10 systems.

The CLUG won an award for its packaging.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The CLUG wall-mounted bike storage clip won a Dieline packaging design award, recently presented in Chicago.

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ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina is now offering its Cento1SR frames and complete bikes with a standard aerodynamic seatpost as an alternative to its integrated seatpost design.

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Specifically designed for BMX use, the Subrosa Street Rail is 8 feet long and 18 inches high. It can be broken down into 4-foot sections for transport, and a connector is available to tie two rails together for a 16-foot rail.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is offering its aluminum-rimmed Heist mountain bike wheels with three internal rim width options — 24, 27 and 30 mm.

The Heist wheels are all tubeless compatible out of the box, with rim strip and valve installed.

The Momentum iNeed Street Mid-Step model.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle is adding a new bike brand, Momentum, aimed at new bike recreational riders. The company said the new brand is inline with recent research on bicycle use in America.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has agreed to Sports Tracker, a company that offers mobile apps that track sporting activities. Like Amer, Sports Tracker is based in Finland.

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