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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Castelli's new Premio Black bib line is the brand's top-of-the-line collection, using a new stretch woven fabric that Castelli said is lighter, drier and more breathable than knitted fabrics.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bike accessory company Po Campo will debut its City Lights Collection of commuter bags constructed from sustainable and reflective fabric.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is releasing a redesigned 120mm JET 9 RDO frame, with five full-carbon builds.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (BRAIN) — Lizard Skins has expanded its line of DSP V2 tape to four thicknesses, now adding a new 4.6mm version in four colors: Jet Black, Graphite, Crimson Red, and Electric Blue.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs' Sport Vegan Recovery Drink Mix is a plant-based version of their popular milk-based Sport Recovery Drink Mix.

Sport Vegan Recovery Drink Mix is designed for vegan athletes.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — KOM Cycling has launched its Indoor Cycling Rocker Plate RPV2, which allows a bike to move more naturally during stationary riding. 

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Allied Cycle Works, the manufacturer of carbon fiber gravel and road frames, is launching GRAX, a new chain lubricant and drive train cleaner system. GRAX is formulated to shed moisture, mud, slop, and goo in extreme conditions of endurance gravel races.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth is adding to its B-Rad on-bike storage system with two roll-top bags made with lightweight TekLite material.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Archer Components designed a push-button e-shifting conversion kit that works with any speed mechanical rear derailleur.

Diamondback Division 2.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has added commuter, upright road, and hardtail mountain bikes to its spring lineup.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Stromer has redesigned its ST2 S-Pedelec model, enhancing its commuter qualities.
A Gates carbon belt drive is utilized for the first time by Stromer for quiet operation, driving hub gears and a rear-wheel motor.

Tagged Electric bike
CORRECTS fundraising goal to $1M.
Smith explains the system at the 2018 Eurobike. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CeramicSpeed, known for its low-friction derailleur pulleys and chains, is hoping to raise $1 million in private investment to develop its chainless, low-friction drivetrain, called Driven. CeramicSpeed has formed a new spinoff called Driven Technologies Inc. to develop the system.

Tagged Eurobike

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Roval Control Carbon wheelset offers many of the same features as the team-issued Control SL wheelset at half the price.

(BRAIN) — Tubolito is launching some new mountain bike tubes that have an NFC chip inside, allowing riders to check their tire pressure with a smartphone app.

Lizard Skins Chocolate Brown DSP Bar Tape V2.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (BRAIN) — Lizard Skins has expanded its line of Dura Soft Polymer bar tape colors to include earth tones for gravel bikes.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has reintroduced the WFO enduro bike with 180mm suspension up front and 170mm in back.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — E-bike manufacturer VanMoof has developed a removable power source that nearly doubles the energy capacity of its S3 and X3 models.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Brompton, which in March announced a recall independently, is now working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a recall of 600 bikes sold in the U.S. 

Celebrating cycling and music.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. and the Grateful Dead announced a partnership Tuesday to produce a line of bicycles, apparel, and accessories.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Endura has addressed women's saddle discomfort with a new bib short featuring a pad developed with a group of women road riders and also tested by professional cyclists Lucy Charles-Barclay and Denise Schindler.

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