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Posted January 6, 2023

EL PASO, Texas (BRAIN) — Helen of Troy's third quarter net sales fell 10.6% year-over-year for the period that ended Nov. 30.

Posted January 5, 2023

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — State Farm Insurance Company's lawsuit against Rad Power Bikes could be settled later this month after Judge Chad F. Kenney referred the case to another judge to conduct a pre-trial settlement conference on Jan. 17.

Posted January 5, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 8,740 carbon dropbars in the U.S. and another 350 in Canada because they can crack where brake/shift levers are installed. The bars were sold under the Salsa and Whisky brands and included on three Salsa bike models.

Posted January 5, 2023

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At this week's consumer electronics show, CES, CAKE is showing its first e-bike, a $6,500 Class 2 e-cargo bike aimed at "working professionals."

Posted January 5, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton Interactive have agreed to a $19 million civil penalty settlement over CPSC's charges that Peloton failed to report a defective treadmill that created a risk of serious injury to consumers.

Posted January 3, 2023

Insurance expert Scott Chapin advises retailers that their risks are much greater than 15 years ago, due to e-bikes.

Posted January 3, 2023

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — CES, the giant consumer electronics trade show, kicked off Tuesday with media preview events. The show opens officially Thursday and runs through Sunday, while news is starting to come out about the many bike, e-bike, and fitness-related products expected to be launched.

Posted December 30, 2022
Company takes Ranger Trek's owner to federal appeals court.
A version of this article was in the January edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Without objection, “trek” is a lovely word, whetherr a noun or a verb. TREK™, though, is something else entirely.

Posted December 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A Los Angeles judge has approved a $1.5 million settlement between the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died following an e-bike crash and the parents of the 11-year-old girl who was piloting the bike.

Posted December 29, 2022

In Part 2 on how to educate and supply e-bikes and services to public safety agencies, here are the questions to ask your public safety customers.

Posted December 29, 2022
Lawsuit over right-front brake lever is provisionally settled.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Of the more than 600 articles posted on this site this year, one about a lawsuit against an e-bike brand garnered the most views. 

Posted December 28, 2022

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton started a refurbished bike program Monday in the continental U.S. and Canada. Peloton Certified Refurbished Peloton Bike/Bike+ models are available online or in showrooms with delivery and setup included.

Posted December 27, 2022
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For at least one social media news cycle last summer, e-bike fans took to their keyboards in disgust when TheAtlantic.com published “The E-bike Is a Monstrosity” by Ian Bogost.

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