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WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—This is a warning against unapproved use of Fox Forks from Fox Racing Shox.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has issued a voluntary recall of the seatpost bolt on full-size 2007 models. The seatpost bolt can break under use and may pose a potential safety hazard. The bolt should be replaced immediately.

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN)—Several dozen U.S. apparel suppliers are currently evaluating a new chamois design for women based on research done by CyTech with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Padua.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of some of the company's bicycle helmets.

Roughly 3,000 helmets were made.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Ryan Beers sure hopes swinging isn't dead. A swing bike that is.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bike manufacturers could feel the backlash from a recent spate of recalls that have raised a cry for stricter product regulation from federal legislators.

PAYSON, UT (BRAIN)—CNET staff writer Michael Kanellos picked up on the technology behind the Delta 7 Arentix mountain bike in his latest online report.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Chanel is doing its part in fighting global warming by launching a specially designed bicycle as part of its latest collection.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—This fall REI and Smith Optics will join forces to bring Smith’s premium Rx sunglass services to REI customers.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)—SOMA Cycle (Zigo) has filed for patent protection covering numerous aspects of the Zigo Leader. The patents were filed prior to the launch of the product at Interbike in September.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reynolds, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of Reynolds UL forks.

Roughly 330 of these forks were sold.

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN))—Hawaii’s Ironman brings out the statisticians in the industry, particularly among the major bicycle companies.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Huffy, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of the 2007 Huffy Howler and Highland Bicycles

Roughly 22,000 of these bicycles were sold.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Formula Brake USA, yesterday announced a voluntary recall on its Oro Disc Brakes.

Roughly 5,700 of these brakes were sold.

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN)—Slowtwitch.com tallied the bikes athletes were on at the Kona Ironman, and it looks as though Cervelo dominated with 344.

Tied for second were Kuota and Trek. Rounding out the top ten were Scott, Cannondale, Orbea, Felt (T7), Kestrel (T7), Specialized (T9) and Litespeed (T9).

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)--Monday's Los Angeles Times featured a prominent, full-color story examining how some bike companies are trying to win over non-cyclists with low-maintenance bikes. The story featured five different models, including three Coasting bikes.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)--Pacific Cycle, owner of the Schwinn Bicycles brand, is providing Team Rwanda with Schwinn Peloton full-carbon road race bikes for the team's training and racing needs.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Chris King Precision Components will announce and release for sale a 150-millimter rear ISO hub model at this weekend’s Downieville Classic in Downieville, California.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has issued a recall on a number of its discontinued hitch-style bicycle racks.

TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has issued a voluntary recall on its Second Wind MTB and Wrench Force Two Shot inflators.

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