(CYCLINGTIPS) — Shimano's mountain bike groupsets have long offered teasers of emerging concepts that eventually find their way over to the dropbar world. And so while the company's latest announcement of fresh product is aimed at the e-bike market, the features teased could prove to be far more widely applicable.

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Classified released its second gravel wheelset. The G19 is a low-profile hookless 19mm-high carbon fiber rim and optimal for 35-61mm tubeless-ready tires.

(BRAIN) — Shimano trickled down features from its new Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups to the new semi-wireless 105 group, R7100 Di2. The groupset brings the 12-speed shifting and semi-wireless setup from its top-tier groupsets to a lower price point.

(BRAIN) — Tern's new NBD model has a step-thru frame for smaller riders and those with mobility or balance issues that make riding a regular frame difficult. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. released its first e-bike this week, the 6061 eBike Commuter. The Class 1 e-bike features a single-speed drivetrain and an LG-powered motor with up to 100 miles of range per charge.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Serial 1 released the SWITCH/MTN 27.5 e-MTB, featuring a SR Suntour 120mm fork, mid-mounted Brose S Mag motor, and SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask is producing a limited edition Valegro helmet for next month's Tour de France.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC created its first sustainable helmet constructed from 50% recycled material, with each component designed to be recycled at end of life.

The TLC Light retails for about the same as floor pumps with boost chambers


IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — ViAir, a 25-year-old company that makes portable air compressors for the automobile, RV and overlanding markets, has a new line designed specifically for bike use.

Co-op Cycles' Generation e1.1.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op has developed a line of "lifestyle e-bikes," and the two Co-op Cycles models will be available to members exclusively until Sept. 1.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles is recalling some 16-inch models because the front mudguard is positioned too close to the wheel.

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(BRAIN) — Shimano's REVO shorts, which are made of upcycled airbag material, won an iF Design Award in the Sport/Bicycle product category. The shorts were entered by Shimano Europe in the Netherlands.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris' new eBike Charging Station is a public-use, universal e-bike battery charging system that also provides the user with a secure means of parking their bike. The stations can be set up inside or outside in a covered location.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has made a major upgrade to its flagship GPS bike computer. The new Edge 1040 Solar features solar charging and multi-band GNSS technology to improve location accuracy.

The Power Glass solar charging lens provides for battery life of up to 100 hours in battery saver mode.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — E-bike company Bird developed a new alarm system for its owners in the U.S. The Over-the-Air anti-theft system is now available to current and new Bird e-bike owners.

(PINKBIKE) — Walking around the pits at the Enduro World Series, there was one bike that we caught several fleeting glimpses of, but it was always quickly hidden away. Eventually, I did manage to grab a couple of shots as it stood outside the SRAM pits. It looks like a Nukeproof Megawatt E-MTB with a prototype SRAM motor.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r used the Garmin Unbound Gravel event here this week to announce its new Ultra balm, an anti-chafe balm that the company said is made for the most demanding conditions and the most extreme athletic endeavors.

(BRAIN) — Tern's new Short Haul compact cargo bike is a sister platform to the recently launched Quick Haul e-cargo bikes.

(BRAIN) — Restrap's Bumper Bar is an accessory that serves multiple functions; as a hard point for mounting lights, while also acting as a spacer for any front bags, pushing them upwards and away from the front wheel.

SUZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Bafang's new M410 motor is a makeover of the M400 mid-mount motor, designed for eMTBs, e-trekking and e-cargo bikes

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