Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

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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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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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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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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Handbuilt bicycle makers win awards

Ron Sutphin

Bike lovers attending the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show must think that Mars Cycles are out of this world.

That’s because the small Oakland, CA-based builder received the People’s Choice Award at this weekend’s show held in Louisville.

NAHBS has been visiting different venues across the US annually since the first show in Houston in 2005. More than …

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Failures spark recall of Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs

Recalled front hub; 1st generation Zipp 88

Bicycle component maker SRAM is recalling 12,000 Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs after two reports that the aluminum front hubs had failed, causing injuries to the rider when the front wheel collapsed.

SRAM learned that the retaining ring on its first generation Zipp 88 front hubs could fail, resulting “in the ejection of all the …

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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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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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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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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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