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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox's new Float DPX2 combines elements of the brand's Float X2 downhill shock and its Float DPS trail shock. The new DPX2 is a piggyback-style air spring intended for all mountain and enduro use.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is now distributing Montague Bikes' RackStand, a rear rack that converts to a workstand or kickstand, and which also includes a mud guard. The RackStand was an award winner at last year's Eurobike.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh has launched a new line of fashion bikes that are available consumer direct from the company's website with Ready Ride assembly, a level of assembly first introduced by Raleigh's sister company, Diamondback, in March. All Raleigh bikes will be available with Ready Ride by the end of 2018, the company said.

There are more than 18,000 Strava-connected apps available.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has added a directory to its website that shows a sampling of third-party apps that have sprung up recently that make use of users' Strava ride data.

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DALLAS (BRAIN) — Zevlin, a small handlebar tape and skincare brand run by brothers Brad and Drew Hagestad, has launched reformulated Crack and Super Crack chamois creams.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Stages Dash and Stages Link — a GPS bike head unit and a cloud-based training software system, respectively. Both products were announced last year.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM went public Thursday with its GX Eagle group, which offers most of the features of its 12-speed XX1 and XO1 Eagle groups at a lower price.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group is recalling about 1,240 GT mountain bikes because the handlebars can crack.

GT sold about 1,000 of the bikes in the U.S. and 240 in Canada. 

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components has re-branded and re-launched its line of elliptical chainrings for 1x drivetrains for mountain bike, cyclocross and gravel bike use.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's latest iteration of its Ultegra road group includes cassette options with up to 34-tooth cogs, Ultegra-branded disc brakes, a low-profile Shadow rear derailleur design, refined Di2 options and new wheels.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Populo Bicycles' new Sport model is a singlespeed urban e-bike that retails for less than $1,000.

MONTARGIS, France (BRAIN) — After more than three years in development, Hutchinson Tires has launched its ElevenStorm compound, which the company is now using for its Fusion 5 tubeless-ready Galactik race, Performance and All Season road models.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form has released two new additions to its lineup of bike protection. The Elite Elbow Guards and Elite Knee Guards are enhanced versions of the brand's traditional Pro-X Elbow Pads and Pro-X Knee Pads.

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — The new 3T Fundi disc fork is for road riders who use high-volume tires and disc brakes. The fork uses 3T's Sqaero tube profile developed for 3T's Exploro aero gravel bike.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics' new Davos is a new model for the summer 2017 season.

The Davos has a hybrid full-frame shield lens and extensive coverage. The design offers a wide field of vision and a lightweight, durable Grilamid TR-90 frame.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has revealed the fourth generation of its Mojo HD trail bike, called the HD4.

The HD4 has 27.5-inch wheels and 150mm of rear wheel travel, using the latest iteration of the dw-link suspension design.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Mfg. has released a new Headset Cup Press, a shop-grade tool with two machined aluminum handles, a 1/2-inch threaded rod, and two machined aluminum drifts.

VERO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — USAMade Components has just released its new Oval series of chainrings. Retail prices start at $20.99 for the rings, which have been in development for over a year.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form's new Pro Bib Shorts offer the comfort and ventilation of a professional-grade base layer bib along with hip protection. The bibs complement G-Form's lineup of biking bottoms, which already includes men's and women's Pro-B Bike Shorts and Pro-X Compression Short.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — World Jerseys, in collaboration with the Warrior Foundation in San Diego, is offering a free Purple Heart Jersey for anyone in the industry who has received the military award in a U.S. conflict.

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