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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing a new line of high-performance carbon components for road bikes under its Forté brand.
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.
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).
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.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Tomac has introduced the Vanish 160 for 2010—an all-day pedaling bike for the roughest of terrain.
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.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Osprey launched a line of hydration packs to the European bike market at Eurobike, where it exhibited for the first time.
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.
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.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled its 2009 d’lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 120 Cannibal bicycles.
The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 Felt F1X cyclocross bicycles from 2007/2008.
The manufacturer is Aprebic/EVO Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek has introduced a new freeride bike and XC and trail-oriented full-suspension 29ers under its Gary Fisher brand.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a voluntary recall on its 10 speed PowerLock chain connector. SRAM has determined there is a potential for the PowerLock connector link outer plate to fail.