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The Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Lorimer hybrid.

NEW YORK —Brooklyn Bicycle Co. has expanded its lineup with the introduction of two hybrid models, the recreational bike brand's first hybrids — the Roebling and Lorimer. Brooklyn's lineup now covers 12 models.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM one-ups the 1-by market with its newly announced Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, boasting a 10-50T cassette.

The new BOS tread is for Boston-style mud.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Clement has introduced the most new tire models in the brand's recent history, with five new tubeless versions and new cyclocross, gravel and road tires.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba's new Boda Boda Macho is designed for carrying cargo, including kids, on rugged trails. 

Scottish company works with aero expert Simon Smart on the design.

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura's new QDC (Quick Dry Cool) Drag2Zero triathlon clothing line is said to include "market leading aero concepts, cutting edge fabrics and exclusive pad technologies to live up to its ambitious label.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is introducing a new bottle cap that it offers a higher volume flow, is leak proof, and is dishwasher safe. The valve is removable for easy cleaning. 

YECLA, Spain (BRAIN) — Olula is the new Catlike road helmet, conceived for amateur cyclists.

The Spanish-made helmet features a system that allows removal of the adjustment straps for washing or replacement. The model also includes an anti-insect net.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — RacerMate is recalling about 25,000 stationary trainer flywheels, used on ComputTrainers the company sold before 2008.

The Bopworx Rear Derailleur Guard.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bopworx is a new brand, launched on Kickstarter, that offers resusable bike protection products for shipping, traveling with, or storing bikes. The company offers padded, easily attached protectors specifically made for the rear derailleur, forks, and more.

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Australian cycling accessory brand Knog has launched a new style of bicycle bell with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

The Oi bell wraps around the handlebar and does away with the typical dome shape used on most bells.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Abus Brooklyn Chain is designed for urban areas where bike theft is rampant. With a security rating of 12/15, it's nearly impossible to cut.

"This lock is super burly, but sits nicely on the hips," the company said.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has announced its first all-carbon clincher wheelsets — the aero 40-millimeter-deep Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C and lightweight 25-millimeter Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo's latest road group includes features previously introduced in its top of the line Record and Super Record parts, trickled down — often with less expensive materials — to a lower price.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is recalling nearly 57,000 Zipp front hubs sold in the U.S. and Canada because a flange can fail. Separately, the company is recalling about 6,400 quick release levers because they can fail to engage in the closed position.

Reverb Stealth

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — RockShox has re-engineered its Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper seatposts to improve performance and reliability.

The posts have fully redesigned internals with a new SKF internal floating piston, increased bushing overlap, and new dedicated post length per travel length.

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Swagman’s new Chinook hitch-mount rack was designed for durability, light weight (35 pounds) and ease of use at an attractive price point.

SMETHWICK, England, UK (BRAIN) — Brooks England is offering a new LED headlight designed to be easily attached to a bike's frame, handlebars or seatpost, and small enough to be stowed in a pocket to prevent theft from a parked bike. The light was designed in collaboration with Lezyne.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works introduced its new Lyft carbon mountain bike crank at the Taipei International Cycle Expo last week. The company will show the new crank to the public at next month's Sea Otter Classic and plans to begin delivering it on June 1.

The group has drop bar and flat bar options.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM"S new Apex 1 group is an affordable single-chainring road group with drop bar and flat bar shifter options. The group also features hydraulic disc brakes.

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Polar is announcing a new Strava Bundle promotion for customers who purchase its Polar V650 GPS cycling computer between Wednesday March 9 and April 30.

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