Category: Bicycle Industry

Seattle bicycle shops featured in industry newsletter

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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SRAM recalls 1,700 derailleurs

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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Best bicycle shops in America; 3 lists name 250 bike stores

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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Interbike opens bicycle trade show to some ‘select’ customers

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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Bicycling visitors considered ‘major source’ of revenue for Arizona

Out-of-state cyclists visiting Arizona for bicycling events contribute the equivalent of a tall drink of water to the economy of this arid region.

A report just published by the Arizona Department of Transportation concludes that out-of-state bicyclists bring in $88 million annually in economic benefits to Arizona.

The influx of cyclists led to the creation of more than 700 jobs …

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Salsa recalling faulty bike forks

Salsa Cycles issued a recall for 1,700 black La Cruz bicycle forks because they have a history of bending above the disc brake mount. The bike forks were sold individually and on Salsa Vaya brand bicycles and framesets. The company and the Consumer Protection Safety Commission recommends that owners stop riding the bicycles immediately and …

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Surly recalls faulty Pugsley forks

Surly Bikes is recalling about 975 Pugsley bicycle forks because they can bend right above the mount for the disc  brake. There has been one report of a faulty tubular cromoly steel fork bending above the brake mount; no injuries were reported. Users should stop riding bicycles with those forks installed and contact a Surly …

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Yuba Mundo cargo bikes recalled

Sausalito, California-based Yuba Bicycles is recalling about 1,000 Mundo brand cargo bikes because passengers’ feet can get caught in the rear wheel. The company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bicycle and to get them fitted with free wheel covers or wheel skirts installed at no charge. …

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Specialized recalls 12,200 Tarmac, Crux and Secteur bicycles

A faulty steering tube has prompted Specialized Bicycle Components to recall 12,200 complete bicycles and frame sets in the Tarmac, Crux and Seceur model lines. The Morgan Hill, California-based company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop riding the bikes and bring them in to local dealers for a free inspection and …

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Bicycle horn gets motorists attention in a hurry

Two brothers are developing a horn that enables cyclists to be heard, if not seen, on their bicycles. Called Loud Bicycle, the small horn is activated by a button on the handlebars and blares with the same loudness and pitch of a car horn. Says Loud Bicycle developer Jonathan Landsey: “Drivers react to car horns …

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