Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

UVEX recalls 46,000 bicycle helmets

UVEX helmets recalled

Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/12/uvex-recalls-46000-bicycle-helmets/

Felt recalls aluminum cyclo-cross bicycles

Recalled Felt cyclocross bike

Bicycle distributor Felt is urging owners of F65X and F85X model cyclo-cross bikes to have the aluminum frames checked for possible replacement.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company says the aluminum frames could potentially break, although no incident or injuries have been reported. About 150 bicycles are recalled, the company says it already has located 127 of them.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/03/felt-recalls-aluminum-cyclo-cross-bicycle/

Instructions on mountain bike rear shock-absorbers spark recall

Cane Creek shocksLARGE

Incorrectly worded instructions has prompted Fletcher, N.C.-based Cane Creek Cycling Components to recall 5,000 of its DBINLINE rear bicycle shock absorbers.

The shock absorbers are marked with graphics that mislabel the adjustments for “high speed rebound” damping — the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols are switched. Following the instructions could cause the bike to respond …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/30/instructions-on-mountain-bike-rear-shock-absorbers-spark-recall/

Louis Garneau recalls 1,100 aero helmets

Helmet recall

Bicycle helmet importer Louis Garneau is recalling 1,180 aerodynamic styled bicycle helmets because they don’t protect the user in cold temperatures.

Users are urged to stop using the helmets immediately and return them to Garneau USA for a refund or replacement.

The recall is for Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets with model number 1405362. The helmets …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/12/louis-garneau-recalls-1100-aero-helmets/

Dealers’ association names its best bicycle shops

Montlake Bicycle Shop, one of 300 winners nationwide

More than 300 independent bicycle stores in the US — basically your “lbs’s” — received “American’s Best Bike Shops” recognition from the National Bicycle Dealers Association this year.

Forty-eight of those bike shops are located in the Pacific Coast states — California, Oregon and Washington.

To win recognition, the owner or manager had to fill out a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/07/dealers-association-names-its-best-bicycle-shops/

Fork failures prompt Orbea’s recall of Avant bicycles

Avant recall

Little Rock, Arkansas-based Orbea is recalling 715 Avant road bikes after determining that the carbon front fork can break.

Users should stop riding them and go to an Orbea dealer for a free replacement fork.

Although no incident or injuries have been reported, Orbea issued the recall for the carbon framesets sold with hydraulic disc brakes or capable of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/04/fork-failures-prompt-orbeas-recall-of-avant-bicycles/

Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC (Update: Seattle wins)

Seattle entry: The Denny

[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 — The Seattle-based entry – Denny – won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.]

July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/29/vote-for-your-favorite-urban-utility-bicycle-design-entries-from-seattle-portland-chicago-sf-and-nyc-you-can-vote/

Custom bike-frame builder and cycling advocate die during RAGBRAI

Old photo of Tom Teesdale at his TET Cycles website

A bicyclist remembered as a renowned Iowa custom bike-frame builder collapsed during Monday’s stage of RAGBRAI and later was pronounced dead at a hospital. [Update: Later in the week, on Wednesday, a Sioux City man died of a heart attack in his tent. George “Frank” Brinkerhoff, 74, was president of the Siouxland Cyclists bike club. KTIV.com said he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/23/custom-bike-frame-builder-dies-during-ragbrai/

Bike importer recalls GT downhill mountain bikes

Recalled GT downhill mountain bike

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling two brands of GT downhill mountain bikes because the faulty wheel hubs can break and cause the break systems to fail.

The importer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports five cases of broken hubs. Consumers are urged to stop riding the bikes and to return them to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/18/bike-importer-recalls-gt-downhill-mountain-bikes/

Trek and Scott recall 125,000 bikes with faulty suspension forks

Trek Marlin among those recalled

Bike makers Trek and Scott USA issued a recall on 26 different 2011 – 2013 bike models earlier this week after realizing the SR Suntour suspension forks can break.

Trek received 28 reports of broken forks, leading to five injuries such as broken bones and bruises. Scott received one report of a broken fork.

The two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/27/trek-and-scott-recall-125000-bikes-with-faulty-suspension-forks/

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