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AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Switzerland's Open Cycles and its U.S. importer are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 270 gravel bikes and frames used with Campagnolo Ekar brakes. 

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hyena, based in Taichung, Taiwan, launched its newest system at the Taipei Cycle show. Its lightweird E-Road AIR is the company's first lightweight rear hub drive for road bikes.

Tagged Electric bike / Taipei Cycle Show

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 53,000 Jetson Rogue hoverboards that were sold for between $100 and $150.

SRAM had 39 patent applications published last year, including one for a linkage suspension fork.

If you want a sneak peek at where bicycle technology is headed, consider patent applications. Last year Shimano filed for 69 patents, more than any other bike component brand.

(BRAIN) — Monimoto, a motorcycle security company, is releasing a new smart anti-theft device for bicycles, called the Cycloop.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has started working with a titanium manufacturer that specializes in a recycled and low-carbon process to develop a more sustainable way to produce future components, including frames.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes introduced the RadRunner 3 Plus, a new model that can be outfitted with several cargo-focused accessories that the brand says will make it easier to choose an e-bike over an automobile.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) —5DEV is releasing new titanium chainrings for 3-bolt direct-mount mountain bike cranks.

CARBONDALE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Revel Bikes revealed what it's calling the world's first 3D-printed carbon fiber downhill mountain bike. The Rodeo is a concept bike for now, but the brand said it is a ready-to-ride fully functional bike designed and manufactured in the U.S.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles is launching its Globe line of cargo e-bikes with the debut of the Haul ST model. What the company calls filling the gap between a commuter e-bike and a car, the Globe line is designed with increased load capacity and equipped with an accessory mounting system.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Hedkayse announced it will integrate twlCEme smart technology into its foldable helmets.

CPSC is telling cyclists to stop using and destroy the helmets.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to immediately stop using and destroy TureClos bike helmets, sold on Walmart.com last year, because they do not meet federal safety standards.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Ouwoer Direct multipurpose kids bike helmets sold exclusively on Amazon because they don't comply with the positional stability and impact requirements.

STUTTGART, Germany (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has updated the smart system it introduced in 2021, adding more customizable riding modes and new navigation features to its eBike Flow mobile app.

Tagged Electric bike

UTRECHT, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Dahon debuted its first foldable e-cargo bike at the E-Bike Xperience here last week. Designed for stress-free mobility, it has a low center of gravity and folds quickly and compactly — reducing its size by 35% — making it an easy fit for tight spaces like elevators, according to Dahon.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Mission Workshop developed the On-Bike Storage System for road, trail, and commuter use. The system consists of handlebar, saddle, and frame bags, which are made in the U.S. and from Dimension Polyant X fabrics.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Lectric eBikes has manufactured its first cargo bike designed to haul up to 450 pounds of payload while offering an automobile alternative, according to the brand.

Tagged Electric bike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Linus Bikes is recalling some Cesta 500 and Ero 500 e-bikes because the fork can crack.

The company has had no reports of incidents or injuries as a result of the issue. 

Tagged Electric bike

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing has entered the mountain bike footwear market with the introduction of the Union shoe series.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Bell Sports/Giro is voluntarily recalling its Merit helmets because the straps on some models manufactured before January might disengage when pulled with relatively little force.

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