MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano released a wide array of updates to its popular Deore XT group on Wednesday, prior to the opening of the Sea Otter Classic.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB is releasing a new tire at the Sea Otter Classic on Wednesday. The Riddler 2.4, named for WTB-sponsored rider Nathan Riddle, combines a fast-rolling center tread with larger outside knobs. It is intended primarily for rear tire use.

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BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Component brand 3T is branching out with a new handlebar-mounted device that mirrors smartphone apps.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Goggle and casual sunglass brand 100% has expanded into performance sunglasses with the introduction of the Speedcraft and more compact Speedcraft SL.

OXNARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nalini's new summer Black Label road cycling clothing collection has features and materials identical to what the brand provides its sponsored pro racing teams.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin released details of the next generation of its Virb action cameras on Monday. The two new camera models will be available this summer.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System, best known for its custom road cycling kits, is now offering a new customizable Trail Baggie short and upgraded Trail Jerseys. 

Together the Wicknasty Trail Baggie and Trail Jersey make up Champion System's Dirt Kit. The pieces are available individually or as a combo.

SURFSIDE, Fla. (BRAIN) — MCipollini showed a special new RB1000 Luxury Edition bike at the recent Like Bike expo in Monte Carlo.

The 2015.5 Ultralight with Dura-Ace build retails for $4,799.
The BH Ultralight Dura-Ace.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Building on its 695-gram Ultralight EVO high-end road frameset (MSRP: $3,999), Spain's BH Bikes has added two midseason complete bikes to the Ultralight line.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Several years in development, Speedplay Inc.'s Syzer pedals are now shipping to retailers.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley's new Jawbreaker sunglasses, available at retail April 15, features a design inspired by pro cyclist Mark Cavendish.

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.


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