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OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Db Equipment has entered the bike travel bag market with two models, a road bike bag endorsed by Team Sky and a mountain bike bag endorsed by the Atherton team.

IRC's display at Taipei.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a "must have" back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP's new Ribbon fork is named for a well known trail near the company's headquarters here. The company says the Ribbon Trail offers a variety of terrain from slow, techy moves and near-vertical rollers to slickrock slabs where speeds can reach in excess of 50 mph.

Mmmmmmm, doughnuts.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. has launched a product range featuring "The Simpsons." The line includes three limited-edition collections of complete bikes and framesets featuring one of the three iconic designs: the Bart & Crossbone, the Springfield Character Wrap, and the Color Block.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Lifetrak's Zoom HRV is a wearable that tracks heart rate variability as well as more typical fitness wearable metrics, including heart rate, steps, ambient light and sleep quality.  HRV measures the time interval between heartbeats.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — SMG (Shape My Grip) grips are made from a custom blend of materials to reduce road vibration and hand numbness and provide a safe, ergonomic grip.

New facility houses carbon rim manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service for Enve and sister brand Mavic as the headquarters for Amer Sports' global cycling group.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve moved into its new building last October, but the wheel brand recently held its grand opening in conjunction with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — RockShox has brought back the Judy suspension fork model, now with modern features including room for up to 2.8-inch tires (in 29-inch and 27.5-inch models), Boost and Torque Cap compatibility and a new chassis.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components' new quick releases seat collar uses Paul internal cam QR design just like the company's hub skewers. 

The collar is made in the U.S. from aluminum and stainless steel, available in 20.0, 31.8 and 35.0 diameters in black, silver, blue, or purple.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has introduced the John Day, an adventure/gravel bike with a lightweight hollow wooden frame that the company said is engineered to deliver exceptional vibration damping for a smooth ride.

TURIN, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T is now offering a specially painted version of the Lauf Grit suspension fork as an option for its Exploro Team aero gravel bike frame.

Spēd's hubs.

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a year and a half of development, Spēd Precision says its wheel production has ramped up and the brand is now shipping globally.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation is looking to the international share bike and industrial/commercial bike market for sales growth of its belt drive systems.

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SAN LUIS OBSIPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slime is now offering a sealant developed specifically for tubeless ready tires. 

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is introducing an updated line of one of its most popular products, the aluminum Open Pro road rim. First introduced in 1986, the Open Pro has been a standby product for many wheelbuilders.

CUPERTINO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Apple Inc. has applied for a patent that would allow for an indirect measurement of a cyclist's power output, by calculating wind resistance, road surface smoothness, rider position, heart rate and accelleration.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now offering carbon fiber Stages Power left crankarms for Campagnolo Super Record, Record, and Chorus.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling about 650 road bikes because the bikes' freehubs can slip while the rider is pedaling. The company is replacing the freehub bodies on the bikes. 

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released its second GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT Bolt. 

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — Amidst the often negative news about consumer drones — ranging from Peeping Tom incidents to aircraft interference — drone maker DJI announced Tuesday that its devices have saved at least 59 people from life threatening conditions. 

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