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PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — At the Big Gear Show here on Tuesday, Küat launches its new Piston SR Bike Rack, which features hydro-pneumatic tire arms that secure the bike without touching the frame.

Tagged The Big Gear Show

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — OKAI, a company best known for making bikes and scooters for share programs, is entering the consumer market with a line designed for IBD and direct sales. The company is attending the Big Gear Show, which opens Tuesday.

Tagged Electric bike / The Big Gear Show

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Hydration is the latest drink mix from Tailwind Nutrition, and unlike its signature product Endurance Fuel, it's designed for shorter and less intense workouts.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's only been a matter of months since SRAM and Fox ended their six-year legal battle over chainring and axle patents, but the two industry giants are at it again.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal
Women's EcoLyte Elite Jacket.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass introduced what it's calling its most eco-friendly cycling jacket, the EcoLyte Elite. The jacket features 100% recycled polyester fabrics and vent and pocket zippers.

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has announced an exclusive U.S. distributor for its Perseverance Adventure handlebars: KHS Bicycles, Inc.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sakar International has recalled Tony Hawk Silver Metallic Multi-Purpose Helmets because they can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Oakley's upcoming 2023 spring helmet launch will include smart technology, allowing users to store personal safety information.

A Powershift hub with Mavic Cosmic SL 45 rim.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Classified, the Belgian brand that makes the Powershift two-speed hubs, is now working with seven well-known upscale wheel brands to offer complete wheel options. The company also is starting to sell its hubs separately.

Tagged Eurobike

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Prior to the Eurobike trade show both Shimano and Bosch announced new anti-lock brake systems for e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Cycling and snowsports helmet brand POC said it has teamed with automotive safety systems company Autoliv Inc. to study and develop airbag technology for bike helmets.

(CYCLINGTIPS) — Shimano's mountain bike groupsets have long offered teasers of emerging concepts that eventually find their way over to the dropbar world. And so while the company's latest announcement of fresh product is aimed at the e-bike market, the features teased could prove to be far more widely applicable.

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Classified released its second gravel wheelset. The G19 is a low-profile hookless 19mm-high carbon fiber rim and optimal for 35-61mm tubeless-ready tires.

(BRAIN) — Shimano trickled down features from its new Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups to the new semi-wireless 105 group, R7100 Di2. The groupset brings the 12-speed shifting and semi-wireless setup from its top-tier groupsets to a lower price point.

(BRAIN) — Tern's new NBD model has a step-thru frame for smaller riders and those with mobility or balance issues that make riding a regular frame difficult. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. released its first e-bike this week, the 6061 eBike Commuter. The Class 1 e-bike features a single-speed drivetrain and an LG-powered motor with up to 100 miles of range per charge.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Serial 1 released the SWITCH/MTN 27.5 e-MTB, featuring a SR Suntour 120mm fork, mid-mounted Brose S Mag motor, and SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask is producing a limited edition Valegro helmet for next month's Tour de France.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC created its first sustainable helmet constructed from 50% recycled material, with each component designed to be recycled at end of life.

The TLC Light retails for about the same as floor pumps with boost chambers

 

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — ViAir, a 25-year-old company that makes portable air compressors for the automobile, RV and overlanding markets, has a new line designed specifically for bike use.

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