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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components will be showing off a new titanium crankset at the Sea Otter Classic expo this week. The company says the eeWings crankset weighs 400 grams, about the same as carbon cranks, but is stiffer and more durable.

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The Woom 2 14-inch-wheel model sells for $339.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The big news in kids' bikes at this year's Sea Otter Classic is a host of new bikes with 26- and 27.5-inch wheels that allow kids beginning to outgrow their 24-inch bikes to have a slight step up in size but still keep kid geometry, kid-size components and kid-friendly light weight.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products worked with fellow Oregon-based company Poler Stuff to offer its new limited edition version of the SkyRise rooftop tent.

The Yakima X Poler SkyRise is a new take on Yakima's tent, featuring Poler's signature "fuzzy camo" pattern.

New for 2018, Vittoria’s Velar road shoe.

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca.

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Terrene Tires has added the Chunk 2.6 to its lineup. The trail tire will be available in 27.5-inch and 29-inch sizes in two different constructions.

The 2.6-inch size complements Terrene's existing 2.3-inch Chunk model.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components will begin producing bicycle grips made from molded liquid silicone rubber (LSR) in a new production facility focused on applying the material both in and out of the bicycle industry, the company announced Wednesday.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spurcycle, best known for its Spurcycle bell, has released a new saddle bag that will bring you back to carrying PB&J sandwiches to school. But instead of brown paper, the brand's new bad is made of high-tech sail cloth. 

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — At the Sea Otter Classic later this month, Bosch eBike Systems will be offering consumers test rides on e-bikes with the company's new PowerTube 500 integrated battery.

The new battery design can be integrated into the frame for a clean look. 

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PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Gore Wear has combined its Shakedry lightweight waterproof breathable material with panels made of a new stretchy Gore-Tex fabric to create a snugger-fitting version of its Shakedry cycling jacket.

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. 

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