Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

Handmade bicycle show returns to California in 2016

The scene at NAHBS Louisville

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

Ron Sutphin

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

Recalled front hub; 1st generation Zipp 88

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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UVEX recalls 46,000 bicycle helmets

UVEX helmets recalled

Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The …

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Felt recalls aluminum cyclo-cross bicycles

Recalled Felt cyclocross bike

Bicycle distributor Felt is urging owners of F65X and F85X model cyclo-cross bikes to have the aluminum frames checked for possible replacement.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company says the aluminum frames could potentially break, although no incident or injuries have been reported. About 150 bicycles are recalled, the company says it already has located 127 of them.

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Instructions on mountain bike rear shock-absorbers spark recall

Cane Creek shocksLARGE

Incorrectly worded instructions has prompted Fletcher, N.C.-based Cane Creek Cycling Components to recall 5,000 of its DBINLINE rear bicycle shock absorbers.

The shock absorbers are marked with graphics that mislabel the adjustments for “high speed rebound” damping — the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols are switched. Following the instructions could cause the bike to respond …

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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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