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Unparallel’s Up Link men’s clipless MTB shoe

FULLERTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bikers who know their sneaker-style MTB shoes will see a few familiar features in the Up Link clipless model from new footwear brand Unparallel Sports. Start with the outsole: That's similar to Teva's Pivot clipless shoes from the brand's brief foray into the MTB market, right? Actually, it is the Teva outsole design.

The Aventon Kijote chromoly adventure bike retails for $599.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Avant Sports' Justin Christopher views the fixed-gear market much like the BMX market: It's hot for a couple years, then cold. Then hot again, and cold again. That's one reason why Avant's Aventon brand expanded beyond track and other fixed-gear bikes this year to offer its first geared bikes: a drop-bar adventure model and a commuter e-bike.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Cycling's new gravel tire is called the EMP, in honor of Emporia, Kansas, the home of the Dirty Kanza race.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — In addition to the standard training functions of Sigma's ROX series of GPS computers, the ROX 12.0 has a new map-based navigation system that creates optimal routing for every sport profile both on and off road.

BREDBURY, England (BRAIN) — In response to demand from cross-country and trail riders for zero-rise handlebars, Renthal has introduced the Fatbar Lite Zero Rise and Fatbar Lite Carbon Zero Rise.

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — The Artica R5 shoe is designed for road riding through cold and rain, providing warmth, comfort, protection and performance in harsh winter conditions while still being lightweight and stiff.

ANDOVER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow has released new Power Wool Performance Knicker, Tight, Arm Warmer and Knee Warmer, all of which are made in the U.S. using a new compression version of Polartec's Power Wool fabric.

(BRAIN) — Continental is replacing its popular GP4000 road tire line with the Grand Prix 5000, which is said to be lighter, faster and more puncture resistant. The tire also comes in a tubeless option — Conti's first tubeless road tire.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — The Amok is the latest addition to the Tifosi Optics family of sunglasses for the road, gravel or trail.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Öhlins and Specialized are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 6,000 Öhlins suspension forks that were included on some Specialized mountain bikes and sold in the aftermarket. 

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has released two new modern carbon hardtail framesets with retro color schemes, paying tributes to the brand's team bikes from decades past.

The new F-Si Hi-MOD framesets, with matching Lefty Ocho forks, are available in Viper Red or Team Blue Gloss.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne’s Mega XL GPS is now available in five new limited-edition colors for riders seeking that matchy-match look on the road or trail.

(BRAIN) — When the 27.5-inch wheel took the mountain bike market by storm about five years ago, many hailed it as a magic bullet that would all but replace the other sizes because it combined the best characteristics of 26-inch and 29-inch wheels.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A family need inspired outdoor industry veteran Brandon Dodd to launch Ride Concepts, a new player in mountain bike shoes. Two years ago his son, age 8 at the time and to this day an avid downhill mountain biker, was damaging his feet on big jumps.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BRAIN) — Revelate Designs' 10-Year Anniversary Campaign includes the launch of various new and/or improved products. The first is the Mag-Tank 2000, a toptube bag for bikepacking.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Enviolo has redesigned its cargo stepless shifting system for the 2020 model year. The new heavy-duty groupset will be only available in a single piece axle version at a 10x135 dropout variant, which the company said will simplify the mounting process for bicycle manufacturers.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has launched a new M Series carbon wheelset and Fat Fork designed for fat bikes.

The M685 is the latest addition to Enve M Series and features an 85-millimeter internal rim width in both 26- and 27.5-inch diameters.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — "To Make Riders Faster" is a new book by Anna Dopico, examining the launch of Cervélo.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bkool plans to start shipping its new direct drive trainer, the Smart Air, in January.  

WALL, N.J. (BRAIN) — BIO-key International, which has sold fingerprint-controlled locks through hardware stores and other outlets for several years, has now launched its first bike lock.

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