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.

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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.

An image of the case from the patent filing.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro has patented a cube-like camera housing that could reshape how its action cameras look.

The BR-RS805 caliper is Ultegra grade.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is introducing its first road hydraulic brake calipers that are compatible with the Flat Mount disk caliper mounting system it announced last year and which will be used on some 2016 model year bikes that will be hitting the market soon.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Panaracer's new Fat B Nimble tire range is being marketed as an affordable "hard-wearing four seasons tire." 

The new Guide Ultimate set in Arctic Gray.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is expanding its Guide mountain bike disc brake line with the addition of the Guide Ultimate brakes, which promise improved performance and lighter weight than the origin

LOGAN, Utah (BRAIN) — Dog Ears is an aluminum replacement for the quarter-turn mount plastic tabs used on many Garmin bike computers, including the Edge 500 series.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has added a steel-framed 700c-wheel bike to its range, called the RLT9 Steel. 

The new model is designed for gravel road riding and touring. 


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