Category: Bicycle Industry

Check those bike pedals: Trek recalls Bontrager Satellite City pedals

Trek Bicycles is recalling 316,500 bicycle pedals that — if incorrectly installed during bike assembly — could fall off the crank arm and cause a crash.

The Bontrager Satellite City bicycle pedals are installed on Trek “Allant+,” “Dual Sport+,” “FX 2,” “FX 3,” “Verve 2,” “Verve 3,” and “Verve+” model bicycles. The pedals are stamped …

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Salsa Cutthroat bicycle recall

Seven reports of cracked forks on 2020 Salsa Cutthroat bicycles have prompted a recall by Bloomington, Minn.-based Quality Bicycle Products. No injuries have been reported, although a break could cause a fall.

One style of 2020 Salsa Cutthroat

The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges bike owners to stop riding the bicycles in …

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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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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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