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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SEDONA, AZ (BRAIN)—In an effort to help Titus dealers during this time of transition, Form Cycles is offering their services to dealers to help keep customers riding.

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Responding to the chaos unleashed on headsets by tapered steerers, Cane Creek developed a headset identification code that is being adopted by other manufacturers.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles will voluntarily recall forks on select 2011 F-series model bikes.

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—In light of recent news reports on the release of Campagnolo’s 11-speed electric group, company officials issued a statement emphasizing that its electric drivetrain is still a prototype.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easton Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 bikes with EC90 Zero seatposts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Perigeum Development Inc. (dba The Hive), issued a voluntary recall of about 500 Revl carbon bicycle brakes.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has launched a full-line of service kits available to dealers needed to properly field service of Tricon wheels.

BROSSARD, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kuota’s first task going into 2011 was to make a great bike better.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)— Zigo has been granted U.S. Patent # 7,780,184 covering key aspects of the LeaderLink technology used in the Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle system.

SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—Küat Racks has issued a voluntary recall on select Küat NV 2 Bike Carriers (N101, N102).

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles held its press launch yesterday at its company headquarters in Irvine, California, touting several new platforms—four to be exact.

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