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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Garmin made two product announcements as the Eurobike show opened here with an outdoor demo day Tuesday.

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A Swiss Giro distributor explains MIPS to a retailer Wednesday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — BRG Sports has made a minority investment in the Swedish company that developed the MIPS helmet technology, which is used by several helmet brands including POC and Scott Sports.

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PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles is launching the Flip Flop, a kids' balance bike with a rear rack and a novel frame design that can be flipped over to add about an inch to the frame size for a growing child.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC is adding MIPS technology to its Octal road helmet; the Garmin-Sharp pro team will use the new model at the Vuelta a España, which begins Saturday. 

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM"s new Rise 60 wheels feature a new hookless 21-mm carbon rim and new hub features. The Rise 60 wheels will be available in 27.5-inch (in January) and 29-inch sizes (in November).

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti is getting back into the cross-country race bike market with a new AS-Rc model, introduced Wednesday.

The new carbon full-suspension model uses 650b wheels for smaller sizes and 29er wheels on larger. A complete bike starts at $5,799 retail and begins shipping immediately.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca, the historic Italian pump brand now owned by American engineer Joshua Poertner, is now shipping its first pump since Poertner took over the brand last year.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel will add a line of chamois-equipped undergarments for men and women to its 2015 Spring-Summer line. The InnerWear line includes various chamois thicknesses tied to varying ride times from one to four hours.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has added a carbon 29er mountain bike fork to its fork lineup, which previously included road and cyclocross models.

The $625 retail Mountain Fork includes an optional molded carbon fender and carbon fiber brake line clasps.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has added a carbon 29er mountain bike fork to its fork lineup, which previously included road and cyclocross models.

The $625 retail Mountain Fork includes an optional molded carbon fender and carbon fiber brake line clasps.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — A recent CycleOps contest resulted in more than 50 new routes being added to the brand's Virtual Training database.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Speedplay, Inc. is now selling a public version of the pedals it has provided to some sponsored pro road riders for the Spring Classics for several seasons.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Kinetic Trainers' 2015 model line will include its first rollers, plus the brand's first bike accessories that are unrelated to its stationary trainer products — a water bottle cage and a seat bag. The brand will introduce the new products at Eurobike and Interbike.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing brand Kitsbow has introduced its first women's top, the All-Mountain Jersey. 

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (BRAIN) — The developers of a rear-facing radar system, that would give cyclists information about vehicles approaching from behind, are raising start-up money on the crowd funding site Dragon.

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition is introducing an organic kids' hydration mix at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City this week.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Xentis-USA is now offering the complete line of Xentis carbon wheels in the U.S. The wheels are hand-made in Austria and are available to U.S. dealers from the Xentis-USA distribution center near Chicago.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Launched last year as an aluminum 27.5-inch trail bike, Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt gets the carbon treatment for 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now offering a wooden wine box-style counter display for its CO2 cartridges and EOLO CO2 inflator kits. The point of purchase display was inspired by a request from The BikeLine store in Indianapolis, Silca's new hometown.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — TriggerPoint Performance Therapy is launching a line of hand-held foam rollers at the Outdoor Retailer show this week. The GRID STK line complements TriggerPoint's line of GRID rollers.

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