Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

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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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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Salsa recalling faulty bike forks


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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Surly recalls faulty Pugsley forks


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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Yuba Mundo cargo bikes recalled

Yuba Mundo recalled

Sausalito, California-based Yuba Bicycles is recalling about 1,000 Mundo brand cargo bikes because passengers’ feet can get caught in the rear wheel.

The company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bicycle and to get them fitted with free wheel covers or wheel skirts installed at no charge.

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Specialized recalls 12,200 Tarmac, Crux and Secteur bicycles

Tarmac SL4

A faulty steering tube has prompted Specialized Bicycle Components to recall 12,200 complete bicycles and frame sets in the Tarmac, Crux and Seceur model lines.

The Morgan Hill, California-based company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop riding the bikes and bring them in to local dealers for a free inspection and …

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Bicycle horn gets motorists attention in a hurry

Loud Bicycle sounds like a car horn

Two brothers are developing a horn that enables cyclists to be heard, if not seen, on their bicycles.

Called Loud Bicycle, the small horn is activated by a button on the handlebars and blares with the same loudness and pitch of a car horn.

Says Loud Bicycle developer Jonathan Landsey:

“Drivers react to car horns …

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2 bicycle recalls: Wilier Triestina and Norco

Wilier Izoard XP

Faulty steering tubes on Wilier Triestina Izoard XP bikes and frames on Norco Havoc bikes are the subject of Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls announced today. Owners should stop using the bikes immediately.

Wilier Triestina USA recalled about 200 Izoard XP road bikes because the bike’s steering tube with carbon/alloy forks can break. The Atlanta-based …

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Shining some light on your next night bicycle ride

BikeZone pavement lights

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity shown by so-called “garage inventors” when it comes to bicycles. It seems that more people than ever are using their talents to develop useful components for bicycles.

Nowhere is that more true than with bicycle lighting systems. Here are a few that I’ve stumbled across lately.

One is Revolights, …

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Bike Friday recalls tikit folding bicycles

Bike Friday's "tikit" recalled

The maker of Bike Friday folding bicycles is recalling 3,800 tikit brand bikes because the handlebar stem can break, causing a fall and injury.

The Eugene, Oregon folding bike maker is urging all tikit owners to stop riding the bicycles and to contact dealers or the manufacturer to schedule a free repair.

Parent company Green …

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