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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Mark Peterman, a veteran of Cycling Sports Group and GT Bicycle, has launched a new company in Taiwan that will provide airless tire inserts that replace innertubes.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles says it has rounded out its 2019 bike line with the addition of the SB130, which slots in between its SB100 and the recently introduced SB150. 

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components is working with King Cage to bring out a new bottle cage with a mounting plate allowing a wide range of vertical positioning. The cages allow positioning to clear a frame bag, fit a larger bottle, or accommodate an upgraded rear shock.

The Gates 22-tooth rear sprocket.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive and Enviolo have collaborated on a drivetrain for high-speed e-bikes, also called speed pedelecs, which require taller gearing to achieve speeds of up to 28 mph.

Tagged Electric bike

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools' Chain Tool spent two years designing and testing its new chain tool, which will begin shipping next month. But the company likes to say that Abbey founder Jason Quade spent 10 years working as a pro mechanic, breaking three chains a day, in developing the new tool.

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott's new Ransom model is a carbon enduro bike that can be used with 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels, with a suspension linkage chip that can be flipped for optimum performance with either wheel size. 

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankrbothers is now offering two versions of easy-release cleats, designed for those who are new to using clipless pedals. 

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch will launch its new Kiox e-bike computer to the U.S. market at Interbike. The Kiox has a color display and remote handlebar control; provides data including speed, cadence and battery state; and is compatible with an optional heart rate monitor.

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes' new Electric Supermarché builds off the brand's front-loading cargo bike, the Supermarché, with an electric pedal-assist option.

Limited numbers of bikes with the new $2,000 upgrade are hitting the market, allowing Fox and bike brands to educate retailers on it.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — "The system is complex, but what you get is simple," Fox says in its marketing. But how hard is it for dealers to set-up, tune and service the complex system?

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale's new Topstone bike line includes three gravel bikes with aluminum frames, starting at $1,000 retail.

The bikes are named after a favorite dirt road section near Cannondale's global headquarters in Connecticut.

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN) — Bombtrack's new Hook ADV bike model was inspired by 1990s-era cross-country mountain bikes, but with gravel bike handling, a 40-millimeter travel suspension fork and a dropper post. 

The company said it will offer the Hook ADV in limited quantities this fall. 

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos new UMA GT Half Tights are lightweight, highly breathable summer tighs to provide more protection against the sun on hot days and as an option for chilly summer morning rides.

Lighter, discrete drive units are tuned for sporty road use. "You just maybe use (the motor) for 20 minutes."
Maserati Trofeo e-road bike, with Bafang's motor, was a Eurobike hit.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It was a hard-to-miss trend at Eurobike this year. Electric drive systems are now appearing on the holiest of holy bikes: the high-end performance road bike.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
The Maya 2.0.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has released its new Maya 2.0 enduro helmet and Alpine full face helmet, both of which feature the brand's Low Density Layer (LDL) padding system.

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Unior USA has announced that its Bicycle Mechanics Handbook, Volume 1, is now in stock. The handbook was written by Denise Belzil, owner of and instructor at Techno Cycle in Montreal.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design's new Coho XC trailer is designed for everything from single-track bikepacking to long distance touring. The trailer is designed to be compatible with hubs with axles 126-197 millimeters.

BRISTOL, U.K. (BRAIN) — Tailfin has launched a new rear bag for mountain bikes on Kickstarter.

GT Fury Team

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles has introduced a new version of its Fury downhill model that can be set up for 190 millimeters of travel with 29-inch wheels or 200 millimeters in 27.5-inch mode.

The New Tifosi Alliant

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics new releases for summer 2018 include the Alliant, Swick and Smoove models. 

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