Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

Origin8 folding bicycles recalled

Origin8 Folding Bicycles recalled

A bicycle importer is recalling 1,600 Origin8 folding bicycles after receiving reports that the frames break while in use.

Miami, Fla.-based J&B Importers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall after receiving 13 reports of frame failures at faulty welds on he China-made bicycles.

Owners are asked to return the bicycles to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/30/origin8-folding-bicycles-recalled/

Kona recalls Wo mountain bikes

Kona Wo recalled

Kona is recalling 530 Wo brand mountain bikes after a report that the front fork can break at the junction with the crown.

The Ferndale, WA-bike distributor and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop riding the bicycles until they return them to the dealer for free replacement and installation of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/20/kona-recalls-wo-mountain-bikes/

1.5 million bikes with front disc brakes recalled

Front wheel with disc brakes

In one of the biggest bicycle recalls ever, 1.5 million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.

As first noted by a Trek bicycle recall of 1 million bikes earlier this year, the problem stems from improperly closed front quick-release levers that come loose and can get caught up in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/29/1-5-million-bikes-with-front-disc-brakes-recalled/

Trek recalls Superfly mountain bikes

Trek Superfly S1 among bikes recalled

Waterloo, WI-based Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling 330 of its Superfly brand of cross country mountain bikes because the carbon seat posts can break.

Trek and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bikes and contact dealers for a free replacement seat post. Trek says there have been two reports …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/27/trek-recalls-superfly-mountain-bikes/

Breezer recalls “Downtown”-style bicycles

One style of Breezer bikes in recall

Advanced Sports International is recalling 1,700 Breezer Downtown bicycles after receiving a dozen reports of pedals disconnecting from the spindles.

Owners are urged to stop riding the bicycles because the dropped pedal can lead to a fall and injury. The pedals can be replaced for free at an authorized Breezer dealer.

The bikes, made in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/13/breezer-recalls-downtown-style-bicycles/

GT downhill mountain bikes recalled

Fury Elite and Fury Expert (not pictured) downhill mountain bikes recalled

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling its 2015 model GT Fury Elite and Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a faulty hub.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the front wheel hub can break, causing the disc brake to fail. Two such failures have been reported, with no injuries.

The company is urging …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/01/gt-downhill-mountain-bikes-recalled/

Trek recalls nearly 1 million bikes with front disc brakes for faulty quick-releases

Quick release lever caught in disc brake

Bike maker Trek is recalling quick-release levers that, when not secured, can get tangled in front disc brakes.

The faulty quick-release lever design has caused at least three injury accidents. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that one accident victim is now a quadriplegic.

The Waterloo, Wisc.-based bike maker¬†urges anyone who owns a bike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/21/trek-recalls-nearly-1-million-quick-release-levers-on-bikes-with-front-disk-brakes/

Vertical bicycle hooks recalled

Bike hanging from Husky bike hook

If you bought a vertical bike hook from Home Depot to hang your bicycle in your garage, then you should remove your ride from it immediately.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of 105,000 Husky Securelock Vertical Bike Hooks that are used in conjunction with the Husky Trackwall storage system. The items …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/16/vertical-bicycle-hooks-recalled/

Specialized recalls aero handlebars

Specialized recalled aerobars

Faulty mounting hardware on aero handlebars made for Specialized Bicycle Components has prompted a recall of 8,300 units.

The Morgan Hill-based bicycle maker says a bolt that attaches the aero handlebars to the bike can loosen, possibly causing a fall. The company said it has received four reports of bolts loosening, but no injuries.

Specialized and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/26/specialized-recalls-aero-handlebars/

Handmade bicycle show returns to California in 2016

The scene at NAHBS Louisville

The Sacramento Convention Center will be the site of the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

It’s the show’s second appearance at Sacramento, which hosted the event in 2012. NAHBS, which launched in Houston in 2005, is held in a different city every year.

Founder and president Don Walker said he was looking forward to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/18/handmade-bicycle-show-returns-to-california-in-2016/

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