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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.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Diaz Suspension Design has released The Runt, an air fork upgrade that the company said brings coil spring performance to air forks, without sacrificing weight.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Bike Fixation's Deluxe Public Workstand is a step up from the brand's Public Workstand, with the addition including retractable tool cables and a large surface area that can be used for branding of a shop or of an organization or business that donates the stand.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Midway Bicycle Supply is now offering a studded tire that fits classic road bikes with 27x1-3/8-inch tires.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen's new S/S is a faster-rolling alternative to the brand's TSR and LG1 All-terrain tire models. 

The company said the S/S trade is more maneuverable and still offers strong braking traction and hard-cornering bite when need.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the upcoming release of both 1x and 2x crank spiders for 110 BCD chainrings. The spiders are optimized to fit Cane Creek's eeWings cranks, adding more options for riders on the titanium cranks.

MILAN (BRAIN) — At its 2019 model year presentation this weekend, Italian motorcycle maker Ducati will launch its first e-bike, an enduro model developed with the Italian e-bike brand Thok. The presentation in Milan will be streamed live on premiere.ducati.com.

Tagged Electric bike

ANDOVER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Alpha Vest and updated Alpha Jacket are made with Polartec Alpha active insulation. The new pieces are now available through a limited number of Kitsbow retail dealers as well as the brand's website.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Taipei Cycle show on Tuesday announced winners of its annual d&i (design and innovation) awards.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

BONNER, Mont. (BRAIN) — Coaster Cycles, a Montana-based manufacturer of pedicabs and other pedal-powered utility vehicles, is now making a pedal-powered mobile repair trike for Motivate, the U.S.'s largest bike share operator.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Ishbel Rose Holmes is lost and alone when she sets out to cycle the world. A former track cyclist with the Iranian National Women's Team, Ishbel takes to the road, both seeking adventure and hoping to escape the ghosts of a troubled past.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 17,600 Schwinn mountain bikes because the bikes' frames can crack. 

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