Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

BMC recalls Stromer electric bicycles

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Bicycle-distributor BMC warns owners of its Stromer electric bicycles to stop riding them immediately because the fork can break, causing an injury.

The company is recalling 1,300 of the electric bicycles sold in the U.S. between January 2012 and December 2013; 11 bicycles were sold in Canada. It received one report of a fork breaking, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/13/bmc-recalls-stromer-electric-bicycles/

Disc brake recall from Tektro USA/TRP

Spyre recall

Some 2,000 Spyre and Spyre SLC brand dual piston mechanical disc brake calipers are the target of a recall by Utah-based Tektro USA/TRP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Riders who own bicycles equipped with the faulty calipers are warned to stop using their bikes and contact the shop where they purchased them or Tektro …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/07/disc-brake-recall-from-tektro-usatrp/

Faulty handlebars prompts Cervelo time trial bike recall

Cervelo P5

A Hong Kong-based bike component maker is recalling 1,300 Cervelo P5 bicycles mounted with faulty 3T Aduro aero handlebars.

3T Design Ltd. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the forward extension mounts can break away from the base bar during a ride. They urge owners to stop riding the bikes immediately and contact …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/05/faulty-handlebars-prompts-cervelo-time-trial-bike-recall/

SRAM recalls 25,000 hydraulic brake systems for road bicycles

Serial number location

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/

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