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Posted June 22, 2011

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Cannondale unveiled a line of new helmets for 2012 at PressCamp that will give its dealers another choice when deciding which helmet brands to stock for the season. The new line will range in price from $109 for its top-of-the line road helmet to $39.95 for entry-level riders.

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Posted June 20, 2011

NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—What was reserved only for Shimano Dura-Ace, Di2 electronic shifting technology can now be found on Ultegra, bringing it to a wider group of consumers.

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Posted June 16, 2011

TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Niner Bikes' CVA (Constantly Varying Arc) Suspension Technology is now covered by U.S. Patent No.7,934,739.

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Posted June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Quality Bicycle Products, has issued a voluntary recall of about 100 Civia bicycle racks for mounting over the front bicycle wheel.

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Posted June 7, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's new rechargeable light line has more than doubled the light output over previous year's product offerings.

In addition to its high LED outputs, the company revealed a new entry-level series rounding out the entire line of commuter products.

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Posted June 6, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has created Whisky, a parts brand offering carbon forks, handlebars, seat posts and bottle cages. Whisky will roll out a series of unidirectional-carbon cross, mountain and road forks in late July and early August. The lineup will include disc-specific cyclocross forks.

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Posted June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bell Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 31,100 full-face bicycle helmets in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada.

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Posted May 25, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, KS (BRAIN)—Bollé is once again trying its hand at cycling-specific eyewear. The brand had cycling-specific gear for a short period in the late 1990s as well.

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Posted April 29, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products is now working with its dealers to recall its FrontLoader roof rack.

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Posted March 15, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The International Cycling Union (UCI) has approved the first models of frames and forks following requests submitted by their manufacturers.

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Posted March 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Procycle Group of Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Rocky Mountain bikes.

The front fork steering tube can break, posing a fall injury hazard.

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Posted February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with REI, have issued a voluntary recall of about 160 Novara Fusion bikes.

The alloy steerer tube could separate from the fork causing the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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Posted January 24, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The electric bike category has just gotten a little more competitive with the Stromer’s launch into the United States.

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Posted January 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Salsa Cycles—a subsidiary of distributor Quality Bicycle Products—issued a voluntary recall of about 6,500 Salsa handlebar stems.

The handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

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Posted December 21, 2010

OOLTEWAH, TN (BRAIN)—For the second year in a row, Quintana Roo (QR) will partner with Infinit Nutrition to give away a new 2011 CD0.1 frameset at midnight on January 1.

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Posted December 21, 2010

VERO BEACH, FL (BRAIN)—Ask Alex Allen how his rack business has fared in light of a down economy and you’ll sense a bit of hesitation. He timidly admits his company has “hung in there pretty well,” but he’s not one to boast, or let the competition in on the secrets of his success.

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Posted December 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 Redline D640 bikes.

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Posted November 23, 2010

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Trek Bicycle a patent on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system, #7,837,213.

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Posted November 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Full Speed Ahead, has issued a voluntary recall of about 9,300 Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer cranksets that are used by numerous bicycle manufacturers.

The manufacturer is TH Industries of Taiwan.

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Posted November 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, have issued a voluntary recall of about 370 Anthem X 29ers from the 2011 model year.

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