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INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a direct-mount toptube bag, for use on bikes with toptube mounts.

The Speed Capsule TT has a PE board base that helps provide rigidity to the pack, allowing the rider to more easily open and close the bag while riding, the company said.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has released a new suspension seatpost for dropbar bikes, called the eeSilk Post. The post offers 20 millimeters of vertical compliance, weighs less than 300 grams and retails for $289.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has introduced new adjustable-width carbon mountain handlebars that can be run at 750 or 800 millimeters — or widths in between.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Civia's new Parkway e-bike models, available in step-thru and step-over models, "are designed with the mission of helping more people get out into their own cities and towns with confidence and style," according to the brand.

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has released the Alliant, a new style of sunglass designed to be lightweight and rugged, with an obstructed clear field of vision.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — CushCore has added a version of its foam tire inserts — the Oregon company calls them an “inner-tire suspension system” — for 27.5-plus wheels.

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — After launching its first e-bike, the Volta urban commuter, on Kickstarter last year, Pure Cycles is turning to crowdfunding again to bring its Capacita cargo e-bike to market via an Indiegogo campaign.

Tagged Electric bike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A collaboration between the Italian auto brand Maserati, the Dutch e-bike brand Diavelo, and the Chinese e-bike motor maker Bafang has resulted in a line of Maserati e-bikes on display at Eurobike here this week. 

Tagged Eurobike

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wend Bike, which has offered a rub-on wax chain lube since 2015, has introduced it in six new Day-Glo colors in its Spectrum line.

Wend's paraffin-based formula includes friction reducers including zinc and Teflon. 

First day Eurobike report: New stuff from Wike, CeramicSpeed, Oakley, Saris, Gates, Bryton, and more.
Wike's Bob Bell with the Salamander in stroller mode.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The July timing might be a change, but Eurobike remains a key product introduction opportunity for many suppliers. Here's a look at some of the introductions BRAIN spied on the event's opening day.

Tagged Eurobike

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is launching an updated and expanded line of KICKR smart trainers at Eurobike. It's also adding a new fan, called the KICKR Headwind, that can adjust its power depending on the rider's simulated speed.

Lezyne's Mega C GPS

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne goes bigger in GPS, GT tunes up its suspension for trail and all-mountain, and Magura pulls the lever on a grip of new offerings in BRAIN’s latest roundup of new products.

Brose's lightweight Drive S Mag e-MTB drive

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Product introductions continue in earnest this week heading into the start of Eurobike on Sunday, July 8.

Tagged Eurobike
MIPS B-series Boa

DENVER — Boa Technology and MIPS have collaborated on a new integrated helmet system that the companies say will provide improved fit and protection for cyclists and snowsports athletes.

Tagged Eurobike

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — 100% on Thursday introduced a new collection of Peter Sagan Limited Edition sunglasses, which will debut this Saturday at the Tour de France. 

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Watteam has updated its Powerbeat power meter, introduced last year. Among the new features: a $600 kit that lets consumers easily switch a powermeter between two bikes.

With Eurobike and the Tour de France coming up, expect a flow of new product introductions this week.
BMC's Richie Porte in the new Giro Aether.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Early July this year is prime season for new product introductions, when even buttoned-down trade sites have an excuse to feature photos of pro riders in scenic locations.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Racer, a French glove and protection manufacturer, plans to introduce a battery-powered heated shoe cover for cyclists at Eurobike, which opens here on Sunday, July 8.

Racer has offered heated gloves for cyclists for several seasons.

Tagged Eurobike

LAGUNA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is offering limited edition red, white, and blue versions of its Candy 7, Mallet E LS, and Stamp 7 pedals this month. The USA Collection pedals are being sold through the company's website and via dealers. 

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — LEM, a brand that started in Italy in 1972 making motorcycle helmets, has launched a line of bicycle helmets in North America, with launches planned for the EU and Asia soon.

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