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MILLBORO, Va. (BRAIN) — New for 2019, the Proviz fleece-lined Nightrider waterproof jacket for children gives fluorescent visibility during the day and employs the same retro-reflective material utilized in the brand's REFLECT360 range.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is offering a new cable-activated dropper post trigger. The U.S.-made trigger uses dual stacked sealed cartridge bearings in the pivot for zero slop and long, serviceable, life.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Lazer Bullet 2.0 helmet is designed to balance ventilation and aerodynamics. It boasts a narrow shape and closed shell for aerodynamic performance, while Lazer's Airslide system turns it into a helmet with sufficient ventilation to tackle short climbs on warmer days.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works will donate 10 percent of profits from the new Very Good Dog Cage to animal advocacy organizations that help very good dogs in need. The VGD Cage comes in white or black.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine's new GRCX TRA and TR270 TRA wheels have the widest rim the company has ever offered for drop-bar bikes. The alloy rims have a 24.5mm innner width and 28.5mm outer width. They are available in 700c and 650b.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Aventon will launch its newest e-bike, the $999.99 Pace 350, at the CABDA West show in Del Mar, California, this week.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC's new Ventral Air helmet will be raced for the first time by riders from EF Education First at the Tour Down Under, beginning Tuesday. It will be available to consumers at www.pocsports.com and retailers later this spring.

While progressive geometry like slacker head angles, steeper seat tube angles, longer toptubes and shorter stems has made modern mountain bikes more comfortable and confidence-inspiring to ride, fitting riders to these frames isn't as straightforward as it used to be.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Utopia aero road helmet was developed with Team Sky and saves up to a claimed 6 watts when riding at 50 kph (31 mph).

(BRAIN) — Klimatt is an app that can sync with Strava accounts so that weather conditions appear on the Strava activity feed.

The app has free and premium modes; a premium membership is $5 per year and offers more detail and customization options. 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Handup Gloves' Flextop Flannel embodies the "ride in what you work in" mindset — designed for on- and off-the-bike comfort.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation has expanded its Sparta carbon fork lineup with the new Sparta FCR (Full Carbon Race) and Sparta QR (Quick Release) models. The new models open up the Sparta fork to a much larger audience, Fyxation stated in a release.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 450 Rambler Electrical Vehicle Option ( E.V.O.) recumbent trikes with an electric-assist wheel because the torque sensor in the hub motor can activate unexpectedly and cause the trike to power forward, posing crash and injury hazards.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) – Chamois Butt’r expands its collection skin lubricants and chamois creams with Chamois Butt’r Coconut anti-chafe cream – the brand’s first product made with organic coconut oil.

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.

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