Category: Bicycle Industry
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/12/failures-spark-recall-of-zipp-88-bicycle-wheel-hubs/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/12/uvex-recalls-46000-bicycle-helmets/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/03/felt-recalls-aluminum-cyclo-cross-bicycle/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/30/instructions-on-mountain-bike-rear-shock-absorbers-spark-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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/12/louis-garneau-recalls-1100-aero-helmets/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/07/dealers-association-names-its-best-bicycle-shops/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/04/fork-failures-prompt-orbeas-recall-of-avant-bicycles/
[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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/29/vote-for-your-favorite-urban-utility-bicycle-design-entries-from-seattle-portland-chicago-sf-and-nyc-you-can-vote/
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. KTIV.com said he …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/23/custom-bike-frame-builder-dies-during-ragbrai/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/18/bike-importer-recalls-gt-downhill-mountain-bikes/