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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — While some dynamo hubs are factory sealed and difficult to service, the KASAI FS (Field Serviceable) fix the problem. The hub bearings and coils can be replaced by consumers or shop employees, not requiring shipment to the factory. 

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Hammerhead has added Strava Live Segments for its Karoo head unit. Strava Live Segments became available on May 7, allowing riders to enjoy real-time Strava segment insights with live data for segment QOMs/KOMs, the rider's previous best time, and that of the rider's closest rivals.

Could a “Check Engine” light be coming to bikes? Shimano is thinking that way, and has filed a patent application for using artificial intelligence processing paired with sensors to monitor wear and maintenance of bicycle components.

FONTANIVA, Italy (BRAIN) — Elite Cycling's new JET water bottles are made with a biodegrable plastic material treated with a special additive that lowers the time it takes for the bottle to decompose when entering the regular industrial composting cycles.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne is updating its GPS devices to include integration with the Komoot adventure-planning platform and Relive, an activity sharing platform. Lezyne devices already have third-party compatibility with Strava, TrainingPeaks and Today's Plan.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo has updated its TICKR family of heart rate monitors. Both the TICKR and TICKR X models have been redesigned with a new look and updated firmware that enhance their connectivity, power, and comfort.

Muc-Off is releasing a new antibacterial hand sanitizer.

POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Muc-Off has developed a new antibacterial hand sanitizer that's designed in the United Kingdom but made in the U.S.

It will be released into Muc-Off's distribution network across the states this week and available in retail soon after.

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is offering a new edition of its eeWings titanium cranks, painted in deep black and called the eeWings Raven.

Hypercraft Sport Performance sunglasses now feature carbon-infused frames.
100%'s first Sport Performance sunglasses feature UltraCarbon technology.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — 100% has released the first Sport Performance sunglasses featuring UltraCarbon technology, weaving carbon fiber into the nylon to create a lightweight and durable frame.

VP Components is recalling its Harrier and Giant Pinner DH bicycle pedals.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — VP Components is recalling its Harrier and Giant Pinner DH bicycle pedals because of concerns the body can separate from the spindle, posing a rider fall and injury hazard.

The pedals are red, silver, or black in color with Harrier or Giant printed on the pedal body.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks, best known for its lightweight wrenches that were launched with the help of crowdfunding campaigns, is launching a new tool designed for professional and home mechanics. The company says its new Ratcheting T-Way Wrench will replace mechanics' 3-way wrench in their apron pockets.

Fox Racing's Speedframe Pro helmet.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A fairly unusual helmet from Fox Racing, marketed for enduro and e-bike use, was the top-scoring helmet in Virginia Tech's latest bicycle helmet ratings. The university has been working with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to test helmets using its own protocol.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bikes' new Class-3 Gazelle Ultimate T10+ brings together the newest generation Bosch Performance Line Speed motor with integrated PowerTube 500 battery, Shimano XT components, and a Suntour suspension fork.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has released two hydraulic brake bleed kits, the BKD-1 (for DOT fluid) and BKM-1 (for Mineral Oil). These kits are designed for home and commercial use and include everything needed to bleed most common disc brake systems on the market.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs' newest flavor for its Sport Hydration Mix is Strawberry Lemonade. The mix is now available in 8 flavors.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Spurcycle, which launched its U.S.-made Spurcycle bell following a 2013 Kickstarter campaign, has launched its new Compact Bell as a follow up. The Compact Bell is optimized for use on flat bars and has a 50% slimmer mount.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dib Sports' new Dib bottle is a hydration and storage system that fits into standard bottle cages. It consists of five pieces: a hydration cap, hydration bottle, silicone band, storage bottle, and storage cap.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Boulder Denim's new version of its Denim mountain bike jean will be available for pre-order on March 1. The Denim 3.0 pants feature sustainable organic cotton blended with recycled Coolmax polyester for breathability and Cordura for durability.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has added the CCC, a gravel-specific alloy wheelset that complements Boyd's current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b models at $700 retail.

Chrome Industries is producing a 25th anniversary Citizen messenger bag.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Streetwear brand Chrome Industries turns 25 this year, and it's launching a special-edition Citizen messenger bag to celebrate. 

Recalling its roots, Chrome has given the anniversary edition Citizen four fabric patterns from the past.

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