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Knight's TLA 35 wheelset retails for $2,299

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has released a new line of tubeless-ready aero road wheels that the Oregon-based brand hopes will introduce tubeless to riders who believe the technology is too complicated or requires special equipment.

Marzocchi positioned as 'high-value' aftermarket line, while Fox expands with forks for gravel and e-MTB use.
The 2019 Fox 36 fork.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has gone public with its 2019 model year offerings, unveiling a wide range of updated Fox-branded suspension as well as the first Fox-built line of Marzocchi products since Fox bought the Italian brand in 2015.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of a 29/27.5+ version of its HELM suspension fork, previously available only in the 27.5-inch size. 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing 12-speed Super Record and Record groups in rim-brake and disc-brake configurations.

Goodyear introduced its bike tires at its air ship facility in California.

CARSON, Calif. (BRAIN) —In its 120 years of existence, Goodyear has manufactured tires for everything from Henry Ford’s Model T to Formula 1 racecars and NASA’s Mars rover. But the company’s very first product was a bicycle tire back in 1898.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun's new Immunity drink tablets are intended to support the body's natural immune defense systems. The effervescent tablets contain a anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and vitamins, and also includes electrolytes optimized for daily hydration.

The Bushwacker II MIPS Womens model.

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of its spring mountain bike line for men and women. The Norwegian brand said highlights of the spring line include the updated Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MTB helmet and Dissenter helmet.

The Yamaha UrbanRush.

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has released details of its Class 1 e-bike line, which will be available in the U.S. this summer. 

The new Ultegra RD-RX805

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has trickled down technology, including hydraulic disc brakes, from the Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups to the 2019 model year 105 R7000 road group, which it announced publicly Tuesday.

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Swagman's E-Spec hitch rack for electric bikes is reinforced to safely transport two bikes up to 70 pounds each.

The Gregory Avos 10L.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Gregory Mountain Products, best known for its technical backpacks, is getting deeper the mountain bike hydration pack market. The company offered its first mountain bike-specific models last year and has added more models for the 2018 season, for a total of 10 packs. 

Leviathan Tandem wheelset

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rim maker Astral Cycling — which launched last year as the second brand of Rolf Prima, offering rims for traditionally laced wheels — has expanded to offer complete wheelsets.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Sync.bike is taking preorders for a Bluetooth LE-enabled device that attaches to bikes and, among other things, can communicate with the user's phone to track how often each bike is used.

RANDOLPH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle's new Bkin is a compact LED light with a flash pattern inspired by aircraft safety beacons. It is intended for use by cyclists, runners and walkers.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive U.S. and Canada distributor of Freetown Gear & Gravel bike helmets. The distributor said the moderately priced helmet line allows retailers to make high margins on a top quality product.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is offering a new line of carbon-rim mountain bike wheels that retail for $1,299. 

The new TR line of wheels features the same rim design as the company's TR S family and have a lifetime warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee. 

Ibis' new Ripmo 29er gets 160 millimeters of front and 145 millimeters of rear travel.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles founder Scot Nicol has heard a chorus of pleas from the brand's devotees for a while now: "Please make a longer-travel Ripley!"

"The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France," will be published in hardcover in June. 

SYDNEY (BRAIN) — Bont Cycling's new Helix road shoe has a new cable closure system that wraps around the shoe, through the carbon chassis and back around the other side of the upper. The system uses a single BOA dial for closure and adjustment. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts, Inc. is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 565 of its auto bike racks because a weld can fail, causing the rack to separate from the vehicle. 

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