Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

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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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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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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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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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. said he …

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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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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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Recall for Tern folding bikes

Tern folding bikes recalled

The U.S. distributor of Tern Folding Bicycles is recalling 650 of them because the frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube.

Lakewood, Calif.-based Stiles Products and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend owners stop using the bicycles until they get the frames replaced. Although no accidents have been reported in the …

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SCOTT recalls some road bikes for faulty forks

SCOTT announces recall

Idaho-based SCOTT-USA is recalling about 2,000 bicycles after a report that a faulty steerer tube in the front fork can break. The 2014 SCOTT Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bikes are subject to the recall.

SCOTT and the US Consumer Protection Safety Commission are advising owners to stop riding the bikes. …

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Fork failure sparks BMC bike recall

BMC's Aprebic forks recalled

BMC issued a recall notice for 160 Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge model bicycles with Aprebic forks this week.

The carbon fiber forks can crack or break above the brake mounts. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

BMC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop using the bicycles and to contact a local …

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