Category: Bicycle Industry

1.5 million bikes with front disc brakes recalled

In one of the biggest bicycle recalls ever, 1.5 million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled. As first noted by a Trek bicycle recall of 1 million bikes earlier this year, the problem stems from improperly closed front quick-release levers that come loose and can get caught up in …

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Trek recalls Superfly mountain bikes

Waterloo, WI-based Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling 330 of its Superfly brand of cross country mountain bikes because the carbon seat posts can break. Trek and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bikes and contact dealers for a free replacement seat post. Trek says there have been two reports …

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Breezer recalls “Downtown”-style bicycles

Advanced Sports International is recalling 1,700 Breezer Downtown bicycles after receiving a dozen reports of pedals disconnecting from the spindles. Owners are urged to stop riding the bicycles because the dropped pedal can lead to a fall and injury. The pedals can be replaced for free at an authorized Breezer dealer. The bikes, made in …

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GT downhill mountain bikes recalled

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling its 2015 model GT Fury Elite and Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a faulty hub. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the front wheel hub can break, causing the disc brake to fail. Two such failures have been reported, with no injuries. The company is urging …

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Trek recalls nearly 1 million bikes with front disc brakes for faulty quick-releases

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

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

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 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

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

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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