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ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has announced a new GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT ROAM. The new model features a 2.7-inch screen, the same as the ELEMNT model, but an aero mounting system similar to that on its BOLT model. The ROAM also has a color screen and enhanced navigation features.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass launched its first water-resistant short at the Sea Otter Classic. The DWR Cross Country Short is the latest addition to their popular mountain biking short line, and the first to be built with a DWR (durable water repellent) coated fabric.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has acquired the intellectual property and remaining inventory of the Bushnell Eccentric Bottom Bracket, which had been owned by Seattle's R&E Cycles.

BRAIN interviews the founder of a company making an unusual saddle that bike shops say fills a niche.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, the parent of the Quintana Roo, Litespeed, and Remot bike brands, has announced "a strategic alliance" with HED Cycling to co-develop a HED wheelset specific for Quintana Roo's disc brake bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stromer's new ST3 promises speed, style, and efficiency — and silence.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has announced a relaunch of its longest-standing unchanged product - the Bontrager Bat Cage, an injection-molded water bottle cage first introduced in 1997. The newest version is made from discarded and end-of-life fishing nets that could otherwise pollute the oceans.

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Morpher helmet is now available online and will be available for wholesale purchase next month, with delivery from a U.S. warehouse to U.S. retailers. 

The Berd spokes work with hubs designed for J-bend or straight-pull metal spokes.

MINNEAPOLIS — Polyethylene spokes from Berd LLC can shave up to 200 grams from a wheel while offering an improved fatigue life compared to metal spokes. The company's technology has caught the eye of weight weenies and the National Science Foundation, which awarded Berd a $225,000 grant last year.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — 7mesh's new shorts and bib feature a new body fabric that the company said is noticeably more compressive without sacrificing moisture wicking, ventilation, or breathability.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — E*thirteen's new XCX bring the brand to the gravel and cross-country markets. The company claims its XCX Race Cranks are the lightest production cranks on the market, and says its XCX Plus Cassettes offer the largest range in their class along with competitive pricing.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — ZOIC, celebrating its 25th annicversary this year, is launched a new mountain bike short, the men's Ether One.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the first day of Sea Otter, WTB will unveil two new aggressive TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) tires for enduro and gravity riding.

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — RaceFace's new Turbine SL wheelset features a welded 6069 alloy tubeless-ready rim with a 25mm internal width, laced to the brand's Vault hub.

The company said the wheelset is suitable for XC or trail use.

HUB FEATURES

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Otso's new Waheela C is a carbon version of its original, steel Waheela S.

As SRAM launches Force AXS eTap, a look at how the company made its new 12-speed wireless groups available at retail the same day they went public.
SRAM held a camp in January in Tucson to show the media the new parts — on embargo basis.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next week at Sea Otter, most consumers will get their first look at SRAM's new Force AXS eTap parts, lower priced versions of the Red AXS eTap parts launched in February. But the new parts became available this week, the same day SRAM publicly unveiled them.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,900 Salsa Warbird Carbon and Salsa Vaya bikes and framesets because the fork legs can break. The distributor has received reports of two breakages, one of which resulted in minor injuries to the rider.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — MODe Sports Nutrition has introduced new, single serve Energy Blocks in a branded display box.

Some quick hits from the Taipei Cycle show in Taiwan this week.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components' new B-RAD Strap Base is a versatile mount that allows riders to add a bottle cage to frame tubes, seatposts or other locations. It attaches with silicone-backed hook and loop straps.

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