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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has signed a licensing agreement with Shimano to offer Micro Spline-compatible freehubs for use with the new XTR M9100 12-speed mountain group. All the freehubs will be produced at I9’s facility in Asheville, and will be available by the end of the year.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — ProViz's new Reflect360 Dry Bag features 360-degree reflectivity and a durable, waterproof construction of 500D PVC material. It includes padded shoulder straps with a breathable mesh lining, plus waist and chest straps.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic has announced a new line of Kinetic Control interactive smart trainers with hardware and technology updates, including dual ANT+ and Bluetooth wireless communication protocols.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering is now offering its Klamper cable-pull disc brake calipers in a flat mount version.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works' new bike storage hook, the Hooptie Hook, is made from sturdy hardened steel with a powder-coated finish and durable rubber coating for a sleek and modern design.

Hans and Lili Heim with a DV9 prototype.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles co-owner and CEO Hans Heim said he was inspired by his daughter, a high school league mountain bike racer, to develop the brand's new 29-inch carbon hardtail, the DV9.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based business development firm Lucidity unveiled a new quick release thru axle design that can be easily retrofit to most current thru axle frames and forks. It offers quick wheel removal and installation as well as improved safety, the company said.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has been granted a utility patent on the technology behind its IsoSpeed feature, an adjustable compliance system incorporated into some of the company's road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike frames.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The new VOLT 1700 light delivers 1,700 lumens on its highest setting with a two-hour run time and up to 15 hours on its lowest setting.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Boulder Salt contains a mixture of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, in a ratio that mirrors what occurs naturally in the body. The company says Boulder Salt offers superior hydration due to its unique ratio of electrolytes.

Knee Guard 3DF 5.0 Zip

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — For 2019, Leatt has updated the look of its limb protection products and is now including more moisture-wicking material.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of the eeWings All-Road – a new version of their titanium eeWings cranks designed to fit road, gravel and cyclocross bottom bracket standards.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Terrene Tires has introduced the Johnny 5, an extreme soft conditions tire.

The Johnny 5 is a 5-inch wide large-paddle tire created to float well and give the most traction possible on soft surfaces. 

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Catrike is launching the entirely new Eola model at Interbike this week.

Pioneer's new head unit boasts a full-color 2.2" screen.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — At Interbike Pioneer is announcing many changes across its line of power meters, including the launch of its own headunit, a mobile app, and the addition of its advanced pedaling metrics to Wahoo's GPS units.

Pioneer and Wahoo unveiled the changes at a preshow event Tuesday morning.

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Merlin will make just eight of the Newsboy frames, priced at $5,000 each.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Merlin Bikes is back, and just like in the 1990s, the brand has brought a crowd-pleaser to Interbike: the Newsboy.

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The BX-2.2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced two new tool boxes that add space, convenience and tool access to help mechanics when they are traveling.

The San Diego brand launched its latest Peter Sagan editions of its sunglasses just before the Tour de France this summer.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — This summer 100% released its latest Peter Sagan special edition sunglasses — the brand has worked with the ProTour superstar since December 2016 — just before the opening stage of the Tour de France.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — Norway's Sweet Protection has released its 2019 model year collection, which includes the brand's long-awaited convertible full-face helmet, the Arbitrator MIPS.

Allite's parent, UWHK Ltd., also owns Huffy Bicycles and recently built a factory in China to manufacture the alloys, which are said to be light, recyclable and less expensive than carbon.
Allite's new Super Magnesium is lightweight, recyclable and less expensive than carbon.

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Allite Inc., a new materials sciences company that manufactures metal alloys, has announced that its proprietary Super Magnesium alloy is now available to the cycling industry.

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