Category: Bicycle Industry

Business is booming for many bicycle shops during coronavirus lockdown

Are you thinking of getting your bike tuned up for the summer season?

Well, get in line. The community bicycle shop is one business that’s been booming during the Covid-19 pandemic, not the best thing for those who suddenly want to buy a new bike or get an old one repaired.

The scene outside Gregg’s …

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Bicycling event calendars wiped clean by COVID-19 pandemic this spring

Here we are halfway through March, and the spring bicycling season has been wiped clean. Most organized rides in March and April have been postponed and many have been cancelled until next year.

The camaraderie offered at sag stops on big bike rides now presents an unnecessary health risk during the COVID-19 crisis.

That doesn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/03/19/bicycling-event-calendars-wiped-clean-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Front suspension fork recall

A Swedish front air suspension fork importer is recalling 5,400 forks used on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.

The company, Öhlins Racing AB, reports four injuries, including a broken rib, after the air cartridge abruptly sprung out of the stanchion tube. Mountain bikers who have the forks mounted on their bikes can …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/front-suspension-fork-recall/

Specialized recalls bicycles outfitted with Stout brand cranks

Specialized Bicycle Components announced it is recalling about 1,800 bicycles that use faulty Stout brand cranks after determining that the crank arm can separate from the drivetrain.

No injuries or accidents have been reported, but Specialized is urging cyclists to stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized dealer for a free replacement.

The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/09/specialized-recalls-bicycles-outfitted-with-stout-brand-cranks/

Abandoned dockless vehicles: cars vs. bicycles

You’ve undoubtedly seen the fear-and-loathing photographs of thousands of unused dockless bicycles strewn about in huge piles in China.

A number of bike-share companies received investor funding for bike rental systems and installed them in cities throughout China. There’s been more supply than demand, creating  a huge problem of unused dockless bikes.

Some of those …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/24/abandoned-dockless-vehicles-cars-vs-bicycles/

Garneau recalls non-compliant bicycle helmets

Helmet-maker Louis Garneau is recalling 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the US and Canada after discovering that the Course-style helmets in matte colors degrade over time and don’t comply with the impact requirements set by those countries’ safety standards.

Owners should stop using the helmets, which pose a risk for injury, and contact Louis Garneau …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/16/garneau-recalls-non-compliant-bicycle-helmets/

Gun maker’s cycling products are targets of boycott

Bicycling advocates are calling for a boycott of popular Bell, Giro, Blackburn,  CamelBak, and CoPilot products after discovering that they’re made by the same company — Vista Outdoor — that also makes assault rifles and ammunition. At least one retailer, MEC of Canada, has announced it would stop selling Vista products.

The Utah-based Vista Outdoor …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/01/gun-makers-cycling-products-are-targets-of-boycott/

Specialized Bicycle recalls 5,500 Allez model bikes

Morgan Hill, CA-based Specialized Bicycle Components is delivering the first of its replacement forks for 5,500 Allez model bicycles that were recalled after a report of a cracked fork.

The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends owners stop riding the bicycles and contact their dealer to learn how to get free installation of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/16/specialized-bicycle-recalls-5500-allez-model-bikes/

Sub-freezing weather doesn’t derail promotional bike tour to CES

The year’s first publicity stunt using a bicycle is currently underway.

A long-distance cyclist is burning rubber across the US  to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to promote an electric-assist bicycle wheel that is controlled by Google Assistant. You can follow at RidetoCES.com.

Completing the 2,826-mile ride from New York City in 10 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/08/sub-freezing-weather-bike-tour-ces/

Big recall for Brompton bikes — 144,000 folding bikes

A part that fails in 1 out of 5,000 bikes prompted the British bike maker Brompton Bicycle Ltd. to recall all of its bicycles – some 144,000 – made between April 2014 and May 2017.

Bromptons are popular folding bicycles that are used in cities around the world. The folding design and 16-inch wheels enables …

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