Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

SRAM recalls 25,000 hydraulic brake systems for road bicycles

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A limited product recall of SRAM hydraulic brakes for road bicycles announced last fall has been expanded to include all of the Chicago-based company’s hydraulic brake systems for road bikes.

SRAM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommended that consumers immediately stop riding bikes with those brake systems and contact a local SRAM dealer. SRAM …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/14/sram-recalls-25000-hydraulic-brake-systems-for-road-bicycles/

Specialized recalls Source 11 and Source Expert Disc bicycles

Hub on recalled Specialized bikes

Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling 173 Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc bicycles with Supernova Switchable Dynamo Front Hubs after a problem with the front hub cropped up.

The Morgan Hill, California-based company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging owners to stop riding the bicycles and to return them to a Specialized dealer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/30/specialized-recalls-source-11-and-source-expert-disc-bicycles/

Trek recalls 2013 Madone bicycles

2013 Trek Madrone recall

Trek is recalling 6,800 Madone bicycles because of a faulty bolt on the front brake quick release. The bolt can come loose, causing the cable clamp to come off and make the brake inoperable.

The Waterloo, Wisconsin-based company received 5 reports of loose brake bolts, but no injuries from falls.

The company and US Consumer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/12/trek-recalls-2013-madone-bicycles/

Seattle bicycle shops featured in industry newsletter

Seattle bike shops featured in Bicycle Retailer

Editors for the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News publication came away greatly impressed with the Emerald City during their recent Seattle dealer tour.

I know that the bicycling is great here in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s always good to hear praise from those who don’t spend a lot of time here.

As the magazine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/05/seattle-bicycle-shops-featured-in-industry-newsletter/

SRAM recalls 1,700 derailleurs

SRAM Red recalled

Chicago-based bicycle component maker SRAM is recalling 1,700 derailleurs because of a fall hazard. SRAM asks owners to stop riding bikes with that equipment and return them for free replacement.

According to SRAM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a pivot pin can come loose on the SRAM RED WiFLi Rear Derailleur and cause it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/04/sram-recalls-1700-derailleurs/

Best bicycle shops in America; 3 lists name 250 bike stores

Bike Gallery in Portland made all 3 lists

Let’s make this the local bicycle shop award season. After stumbling across a recently published list of top 50 bicycle shops, I discovered two other lists of best local bike shops that totaled more than 200 names. They’re all listed below.

ActiveTimes.com chose its top 50 bicycle shops based on input from readers. The original …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/06/best-bicycle-shops-in-america-3-lists-name-250-bike-stores/

Interbike opens bicycle trade show to some ‘select’ customers

Select consumers can attend Interbike

Have you received your invitation to the Interbike industry trade show that begins today in Las Vegas?

Me neither. But, for the first time in its 31-year history, the organizers of the trade-only bike show will open the doors to some consumers on Friday, the final day.

Throughout its history, the crowded floor of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/18/interbike-to-open-its-bike-show-to-selected-consumers/

Bicycling visitors considered ‘major source’ of revenue for Arizona

Out-of-state cyclists visiting Arizona for bicycling events contribute the equivalent of a tall drink of water to the economy of this arid region.

A report just published by the Arizona Department of Transportation concludes that out-of-state bicyclists bring in $88 million annually in economic benefits to Arizona.

The influx of cyclists led to the creation of more than 700 jobs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/22/bicycling-visitors-considered-major-source-of-revenue-for-arizona/

Salsa recalling faulty bike forks

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Salsa Cycles issued a recall for 1,700 black La Cruz bicycle forks because they have a history of bending above the disc brake mount.

The bike forks were sold individually and on Salsa Vaya brand bicycles and framesets.

The company and the Consumer Protection Safety Commission recommends that owners stop riding the bicycles immediately and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/12/salsa-recalling-faulty-bike-forks/

Surly recalls faulty Pugsley forks

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Surly Bikes is recalling about 975 Pugsley bicycle forks because they can bend right above the mount for the disc  brake.

There has been one report of a faulty tubular cromoly steel fork bending above the brake mount; no injuries were reported.

Users should stop riding bicycles with those forks installed and contact a Surly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/05/08/surly-recalls-faulty-pugsley-forks/

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