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Posted October 26, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—As the manufacturer of Chariot products Thule has been notifying its customers in North America of a recall to select Chariot bicycle trailer kits.

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Posted October 18, 2011

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo announced plans this week to officially launch its long anticipated electronic groupset on Nov. 7.

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Posted September 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bridgeway International, has issued a voluntary recall of about 91,000 bikes.

The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.

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Posted September 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 14,200 bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks.

Specialized was unavailable for further comment.

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Posted September 19, 2011

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—Ford unveiled an e-bike for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

And although the automobile company admitted it has no plans to put the two-wheeler into production, the "E-Bike Concept is part of Ford's ongoing research into alternative transportation.

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Posted September 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Weehoo, have issued a voluntary recall of about 2,700 Weehoo iGo bicycle pedal trailers. Name of Product: Weehoo iGo Bicycle Pedal Trailers

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Posted September 1, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the insulated Polar Bottle, has added several new limited edition bottles to its online store.

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Posted September 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has launched a new brand called 45North, a brand specific to cold-weather conditions.

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Posted August 18, 2011

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd., has unveiled Vector–a pedal based power meter.

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Posted August 11, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nuvinci has introduced its answer to the next evolution in electric bike technology: the Harmony automatic shifting system.

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Posted August 2, 2011

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN)—Retailers hoping to spruce up their car-rack lines can add a new brand from Yakima that the company says will attract sophisticated consumers who are as interested in style as they are in performance.

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Posted July 21, 2011

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco unveiled its 2012 line in Whistler, British Columbia earlier this week, highlighting three new bikes, appealing to a wide variety of riders.

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Posted July 21, 2011

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross dealers and the fans they cater to may want to take a look at Shimano’s new cyclocross group—cantilever brakes, cranks and front derailleur.

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Posted July 15, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has created a lineup of Livestrong-themed bikes to support the fight against cancer.

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Posted July 15, 2011

By Jason Norman

As the popularity of 29ers continues to rise, engineers are drawing up new suspension platforms better tailored to fit their larger wheel size.

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Posted July 6, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The European Patent Office has notified Trek Bicycle that its patent application on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system (which is already patented in the United States #7,837,213) has been approved and will soon mature into a patent in Europe.

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Posted July 4, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Kirk Pacenti is aiming for a new industry-wide standard when it comes to cassette bodies for 10/11 speed systems.

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Posted June 29, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—The FlipSide bike carrier is being recalled, according to Yakima.

A small number of units shipped from April 2008 through June 2011 have malfunctioned. In these instances, the FlipSide’s upright mast has folded to the side while the vehicle is in motion.

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Posted June 26, 2011

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Lazer, best known for its helmets, is adding a line of eyewear next season to complement its helmets, said Lazer’s Brian Kee. Like the helmets, QBP will distribute the eyewear making them an add-on sale, said Kee, a former employee at Tifosi, a competing eyewear brand.

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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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