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TAURANGA, New Zealand (BRAIN) — New Zealand's Shotgun Kids MTB Seat is now available for U.S. bike retailers.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new title from VeloPress, "Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart. Be Healthy. Get on Top of Your Game," unpacks the most important nutrition and hydration concepts so that any athlete can easily make sense of their nutrition needs.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif.

500 XT 'priority packs' were sold in the US.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In what may be a first for the company, Shimano is making a major new group of components available for retail purchase soon after a public launch, both as original equipment and in the aftermarket.

Emporia bike shops were also doing a hopping business this week.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — The Dirty Kanza "All Things Gravel" expo has quickly become the place to launch new gravel gear for the upcoming season, and even show new products that will be raced at Saturday's Dirty Kanza 200 race. The expo opened Thursday and runs through Friday.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Silca’s new Maratona Minimo is a compact, compartmentalized bag for riders and racers. With customizable internal dividers, like a camera pack for your kit, you can create a place for every essential item.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern's new BYB is 30% smaller than typical 20-inch wheel folding bikes, making it the smallest Tern ever. The model name stands for "bring your bike."

MUNICH (BRAIN) — Blubrake, an Italian company that is part of the e-Novia group, showed a new anti-lock braking system for e-bikes at the E-Bike Days consumer event held here this weekend.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Revelate Designs is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,250 Terrapin System 14L seat bags.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form, a pioneer in soft-shell protection, unveiled its all-new Pro-X2 elbow and knee pads.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has launched a redesign of its carbon wheels in collaboration with Stan's NoTubes.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — After years of making parts exclusively for use on Engin bicycles, Engin Cycles is now offering its first part for purchase as a stand-alone product.

LEAMINGTON SPA, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Hiplok SPIN, a keyless wearable bike lock, is now available to U.S. retailers.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — For heavy-use e-bikes with Bosch II motors, Connex introduces a 3.1mm replacement sprocket.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Company has classically shifted focus with its latest creation. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Newbaum's, which offers American-made traditional cotton handlebar tape created with eco-friendly dyes, has launched a new product aimed at the gravel and touring market. 

SUZHOU, China (BRAIN) — E-bike drive system company Bafang said it's taking the lead in e-bike racing. The company has teamed up with Dutch mountain bike brand American Eagle, and with Bart Brentjens, the brand's product manager and the first male Olympic mountain bike gold medalist. 

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has created a new type of bar tape it claims has improved comfort, grip and durability.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is now offering U.S.-made mounts that convert SRAM bar-end shifters into thumbshifters. The Thumbies have hinged clamps for easy installation and are compatible with 10- and 11-speed SRAM bar-end shifters, but not SRAM R2C (Return to Center) shifters.

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — For 2019, Xtracycle introduces the RFA, which the company calls the world's first "future-proof" electric-assist utility bike.

"It's many things: a speedy city commuter, a practical utility bike, or a mid-tail cargo bike capable of carrying two children," the company said.

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