Category: Bicycle Industry
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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/18/bike-importer-recalls-gt-downhill-mountain-bikes/
Bike makers Trek and Scott USA issued a recall on 26 different 2011 – 2013 bike models earlier this week after realizing the SR Suntour suspension forks can break.
Trek received 28 reports of broken forks, leading to five injuries such as broken bones and bruises. Scott received one report of a broken fork.
The two …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/27/trek-and-scott-recall-125000-bikes-with-faulty-suspension-forks/
The U.S. distributor of Tern Folding Bicycles is recalling 650 of them because the frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube.
Lakewood, Calif.-based Stiles Products and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend owners stop using the bicycles until they get the frames replaced. Although no accidents have been reported in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/25/recall-for-tern-folding-bikes/
Idaho-based SCOTT-USA is recalling about 2,000 bicycles after a report that a faulty steerer tube in the front fork can break. The 2014 SCOTT Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bikes are subject to the recall.
SCOTT and the US Consumer Protection Safety Commission are advising owners to stop riding the bikes. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/10/scott-recalls-some-road-bikes-for-faulty-forks/
BMC issued a recall notice for 160 Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge model bicycles with Aprebic forks this week.
The carbon fiber forks can crack or break above the brake mounts. No crashes or injuries have been reported.
BMC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop using the bicycles and to contact a local …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/16/fork-failure-sparks-bmc-bike-recall/
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, usually a destination for NASCAR fans.
While the bicycle fans at the Charlotte Convention Center were less interested in horsepower, they showed a keen interest in the precision craftsmanship represented by some 150 exhibitors at the show.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/17/winners-announced-at-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show/
Bicycle-distributor BMC warns owners of its Stromer electric bicycles to stop riding them immediately because the fork can break, causing an injury.
The company is recalling 1,300 of the electric bicycles sold in the U.S. between January 2012 and December 2013; 11 bicycles were sold in Canada. It received one report of a fork breaking, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/13/bmc-recalls-stromer-electric-bicycles/