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Posted March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T Cycling, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Ventus Ltd and Ventus Team Bicycle Aerobars.

The aerobars were manufactured in Taiwan.

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Posted March 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Do It Best Corp, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1,000 bicycle bells made by Botou Baite Bike Co.

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Posted March 4, 2010

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Citing the need for a headset solution that would facilitate the use of a tapered steerer fork (1.5 inch to 1-1/8 inch) in a standard ZeroStack headtube, Sean Chaney, owner of Vertigo Cycles, a custom frame builder from Portland, Oregon, approached Cane Creek with a brilliant, simple headset ide

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Posted March 3, 2010

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—The rider turns the hub forward on the right side while the electric motor turns the hub backwards on the left side. It’s not some alternative reality, it's Currie’s new $3,499 Izip Express using Evo Drive.

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Posted February 21, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has introduced Apex, a new entry-level road group that can be mixed and matched with its other road groups, and Shimano has upgraded its 105, lowering group weight and increasing the adjustability of the levers.

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Posted January 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, have issued a voluntary recall of about 350 Redline Conquest Pro bicycles and framesets from 2010.

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Posted December 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has joined the ranks of iconic brands like Apple, Converse and Dell with the creation of its Product Red special edition classic messenger bag.

Timbuk2 will contribute 5 percent of the profits from Product Red bags to the Global Fund to help fight against AIDS in Africa.

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Posted December 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Todson, has issued a voluntary recall of about 24,000 CO2 bicycle tire inflators sold at Walmart.

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Posted December 7, 2009

RIVERTON, UT (BRAIN)—Ibert Inc. (iBert) has earned the BS EN 14344 safety certification for its front-mounted child bicycle seat, meeting the British Standard for "child seats for cycles."

The certification confirms that the iBert safe-T-seat:

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Posted November 16, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Brev M., a new urban cycling component company produced by Masi, has launched its new Web site (click on link) as well as a Facebook page and new Twitter stream.

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Posted November 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easton Sports, has announced a voluntary recall on about 6,400 bikes with EA30 stems.

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Posted October 28, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing a new line of high-performance carbon components for road bikes under its Forté brand.

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Posted October 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Canada's Moser Enterprises, has issued a voluntary recall of about 5,000 Schwalbe Ultremo R Bicycle Tires. The manufacturer is Ralf Bohle GmbH of Germany.

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Posted October 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electra Bicycle Company, have announced a voluntary recall of about 6,400 Electra bicycles with front trays or baskets from 2009 (3,000 units were previously recalled in March 2009).

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 29, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—In the quest for lighter, stiffer and stronger framesets many manufacturers are incorporating tapered steering configurations into their frame designs. With the performance benefits comes added complexity in identifying headset requirements and managing parts inventory at the shop level.

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Posted September 21, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Tomac has introduced the Vanish 160 for 2010—an all-day pedaling bike for the roughest of terrain.

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Posted September 21, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Bicycles is going where no manufacturer has gone before—a carbon fiber 29er called the Tallboy.

According to Santa Cruz marketing project manager Mike Ferrentino, the company has been experiencing a growing demand for a 29er over the last couple of years.

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Posted September 7, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Osprey launched a line of hydration packs to the European bike market at Eurobike, where it exhibited for the first time.

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Posted September 7, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek introduces the World Bicycle Relief Reserve headset. Cut from high-grade stainless steel, serialized to commemorate the limited run of 500 pieces and packaged in a Western Cedar wooden box; this is one unique headset with a very special purpose.

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Posted September 1, 2009

ARGENBUHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Saris introduced the Joule, a cycling computer it designed specifically for cyclists who train with power, to international media at Eurobike’s Demo Day yesterday.

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