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DENVER (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycles said it's making "major headway" in the U.S. retail channel, and is taking the next step by offering lower prices on complete bikes.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Populo Bicycles' new Lift V2 e-bike is a Class II that has both throttle and pedal assist operation with a step-through frame. It is powered by a 250 watt motor and Samsung 313Wh battery, allowing an estimated range of 28 miles.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixation by Saris has launched a new modular Stair Access Ramp, allowing cyclists to easily roll their bikes up or down stairs. 

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Evoking one of the Tour de France’s most storied ascents, Time Sport’s new Alpe d’Huez range is designed to tackle epic climbs and maintain a stable, predictable ride on long, challenging descents.

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pure Cycles has introduced two new gravel bike models, retailing for $700 and $800. Both have chromoly frames and forks. The $700 Gravel Adventure model has 8-speed Shimano Claris derailleurs and shifters, while the $800 Gravel Adventure Pro comes with 9-speed Shimano Sora shifting. 

Screenshot showing the availability calendar.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Reczip has released a new version of its SAAS (software as a service) rental management system.

New features include alternative item recommendations and a rental availability calendar. Both features help retain customers whose first choice in dates or rental item is unavailable.

GUILFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thomson Bike Tours ia offering its first-ever gravel road bike trip, a seven-day ride along the Mediterranean coast from Barcelona to Girona, Spain. The tour is Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

It follows a route that includes a variety of gravel, trail and pavement.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — BikeYoke's new Revive Max dropper was designed from the ground up for bikes that use 34.9-millimeter seatposts. The Revive Max has a 28-millimeter stanchion, compared with the 25-millimeter stanchion on the standard Revive and on most other dropper posts. 

DENVER (BRAIN) — Stefan Ytterborn, the founder of the Swedish protective gear brand POC, has launched an electric off-road motorcycle at the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, which opened here Thursday.

CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — A Colorado-based distributor is now offering North American dealers colored road bike brake hoods from Scagliarini.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Just over 25 years ago, Dr. Bill Vaughan formulated the first GU Energy Gel in a Berkeley kitchen. Vaughan was looking to make a more digestible fuel for his daughter, a top ultra-marathoner.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Velo Orange is now offering 11-speed compatible cassette hubs with the company's tool-free, field-serviceable format.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r is now shipping its products in new, more environmentally friendly Retail Ready Packaging that can be put straight onto the shelf or display hook with a limited amount of unpacking.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Race Face is now selling its Vault hubs in a new version that is compatible with J-bend spokes, for custom wheelbuilders.

The Vault hub was originally part of the brand's Rurbine R and Next R wheels, in a straight-pull spoke configuration.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has released a line of three carbon road wheelsets with U.S-made disc-brake hubs. The wheels feature new carbon rims in three depths. Each of the rims is tubeless ready and has a 21mm internal width and a blunt-nosed shape that I9 calls a "Wide Format Aero Design."

ADELAIDE, Australia (BRAIN) — Kask has unveiled its latest aero road helmet model, the Utopia, at the Santos Tour Down Under race here this week. The helmet is being used by Team Sky, which helped develop it.

The company said the Utopia offers the latest technology in aerodynamics and ventilation.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look has released its new Keo Blade Carbon and Keo Blade Carbon Ti road pedals.

The company said the new design "improves the experience associated with the use of blade technology in a clipless pedal."

TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer Cycle Sports has lowered retail prices on its dual-leg power meters.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now selling and shipping Stages Power LR, its first power meter that measures left and right side power.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Tunturi Fitness, which was founded in 1922 in Finland, is returning to the U.S. market with an agreement with wholesaler North America Cycles to distribute cardio equipment for both home and professional use.

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