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Posted June 9, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has identified that a limited number of Bike Beams have been released to the market that don't close properly as the detent button doesn't engage.

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Posted June 8, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched a new clothing and accessory brand called Cutter.

Named in recognition of the gritty, underdog spirit of the Cutters team in the movie "Breaking Away," Cutter will appeal to the urban rider.

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Posted June 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with REI, has announced a voluntary recall of about 260 Novara Triofo 2005 bikes.

The fork can separate from the steerer tube which can cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard.

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Posted June 1, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Enthusiasts shopping for that new Dura-Ace 7900/Di2 or XTR M970 group can enjoy an extra bonus if they purchase their new kit between now and July 31—a free pair of Dura-Ace PD-7810 or XTR PD-M970 pedals.

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Posted May 27, 2009

VICTORIA, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Schwalbe is issuing a notice on some of its Ultremo R tires due to bulging. Due to a mistake in the manufacturing process, the affected tires' carcass layer haven't been sufficiently rubberized.

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Posted May 25, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Dealers who hear customers complain about knee or spine problems when riding may be able to provide some relief. The solution may be found in their pedals.

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Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 bicycles with JD suspension forks.

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Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Norco, has issued a voluntary recall on about 3,600 frames.

The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.

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Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Trek, has issued a voluntary recall of about 16,000 bikes with JD suspension forks.

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Posted May 19, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has rounded out its family of 11-speed groupsets with the introduction of the all-aluminum Athena 11S, a lower pricepoint option designed to reach more consumers.

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Posted May 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dahon and REI, issued a voluntary recall of about 11,500 of the 2008 model year Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles.

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Posted May 11, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Performance Products has launched a 'For Her' women's line as part of its 2009 Spring/Summer collection.

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Posted May 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In conjunction with their Bike to Work Week, City Channel 4 and CoralVision Channel 5 in Coralville, Iowa, will be broadcasting the video content from Growth Cycle's new Ready to Pedal DVD for the next two weeks.

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Posted April 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Roubaix Comp and Roubaix Pro bikes from 2004.

The cable stop on the bicycle can loosen, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the bike.

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Posted April 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 14,000 mountain bikes from the 2009 model year.

The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

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Posted April 21, 2009

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thule is voluntarily recalling Fit Kit numbers 3068 and 3069 used in conjunction with the 460 and 460R Podium Foot Packs.

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Posted April 2, 2009

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Jango, an all-new brand of multi-activity bicycles powered by Topeak, launched in the U.S. and are available this month at 20 dealers nationwide in time for early spring commuting and touring.

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Posted April 1, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano Ultegra 6700 is entirely new for 2010 and borrows the look and many features of the Dura Ace 7900 series to drop 150 grams of weight compared to Ultegra 6600.

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Posted March 29, 2009

HARELBEKE, Belgium (BRAIN)—Professional cycling team Saxo Bank is changing its racing componentry from Shimano to SRAM Red.

Team director Bjarne Riis, renowned for his selectiveness, has asked SRAM to assist in swapping Saxo Bank's entire fleet of bikes to Red.

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Posted March 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of roughly 1,300 road bicycles from the 2009 model year.

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