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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockShox has overhauled its popular Pike fork with a lighter chassis, the addition of its Charger 2 damper and its Debonair negative air spring.

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Polar's newest GPS bike computer features advanced power meter compatibilty and power metrics, as well as smart coaching and Strava Live Segments.

The M460 features an black, fiber-like surface texture with improved button grip. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — According to VeloPress, women are becoming endurance athletes in record numbers.

In the publisher's latest book, author Alicia DiFabio explores the surge of women in sports in her own personal story.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass new The Odyssey Jacket is made for urban cycling, with a lightweight soft shell material with a reflective map design.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components is manufacturing a new under-bar remote, the Digit, for 9point8 DropLoc seatposts like the 9point8 Fall Line. It is available now from 9point8. 

GOTEBORG, Sweden (BRAIN) — Ass Savers has updated its saddle mudguards with a feature that locks the minimalist guard to the saddle rails.

The patent-pending "FLIP-TIP" mechanism flips up like the brim of a cycling cap. 

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun is launching a new drink powder for extended activity, developed with exercise physiologist Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D. The new Performance mix will be sold through speciality retailers exclusively. 

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero is now offering a collection of street and trail signs to help bike riders find bike parking, repair stations and air pumps.

2016 Pine Mountain

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling about 470 bikes, in the U.S. and Canada, because the rigid forks can bend or break during use. The company has received four reports of forks bending, with no injuries reported.

The 2018 Trigger.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is introducing entirely new versions of its high-performance long-travel mountain bike models – Jekyll and Trigger.

The Jekyll is for enduro racers, while Trigger is for aggressive all-mountain riders. Both bikes feature new dual-ride-mode shock technology.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockShox has introduced a new shifter-style remote for its Reverb dropper post. The company said Reverb 1x Remote remote has a low-lever-force hydraulic design and redesigned ergonomics to make it easier for riders to use. 

Company is also introducing new pump-top bottle for team sharing.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r has unveiled updated packaging across its entire product collection, making use of the brand's updated logo. The brand also is introducing a new 32-ounce pump-top bottle for both its Original and Her' creams.

TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — INNO Advanced Car Racks has launched a new hitch-mount rack, the INH330, that differs from other hitch racks on the market because it's lightweight and folds easily so it can be stored in a corner of the garage or inside a vehicle when not in use.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Friday released some details of its fall/winter clothing collections, including items in its new high-end S-PHYRE line as well as its Explorer.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's new $1,000 road shoe, the Comete Ultimate, will be available in North America in late summer, the company said this week. 

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has released a completely redesigned Bad Boy, an urban commuter bike. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Look Cycle is recalling about 800 Look Cycle Aerostems sold separately or as original equipment on some road bikes from model year 2014 through 2017. The carbon fiber stems have stainless steel clamps that can corrode and break, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — WTB has added a 32mm tread pattern to its family of Exposure Road TCS tires. The family combines WTB's Road TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) technology with larger-than-usual volumes.

The Exposure 32 joins the 30 and 34mm Exposure tires. 

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star, John Degenkolb.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has a new website, at tifosioptics.com, that the company said features a new user-friendly interface that retailers and consumers will appreciate. The company also has released a new spring model, the Synapse.

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