posted by Tyler Benedict - December 28, 2012 - 11am EDT
Giro has bought back more than 1,000 helmets from Costco after an unauthorized dealer sold them into about 18 stores in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Roughly 1,500 snow helmets were sold to the stores, which are not an authorized dealer. Giro took the action to protect its authorized dealers and maintain pricing, part of their dealer plan that keeps minimum pricing in effect to protect dealer margins.
Norco is recalling about 90 2011-model Havoc 24- and 26-inch bikes with serial numbers beginning with K10DQ, K10FQ, K10IQ, K10KQ P10K, P10F or P11B. The top tube can separate from the downtube. Details on Norco’s website here.
Wilier is also recalling bikes sold between January and October 2012. About 200 Izoard XP bicycles with carbon alloy forks and serial numbers between LH0001 and LH4000 are on the notice because the forks’ aluminum steerer tubes can break while in use. Visit Wilier-USA.com for details.
LA Weekly reports about the sad state of affairs regarding hit-and-runs – and how one cyclist found the man who hit him and left him for dead. Current laws penalize drunk drivers who hit someone and stop to help MORE than those who hit someone and run from the scene of the accident - essentially encouraging this inhumane behavior.
IMBA is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2013, and you can help them celebrate (and continue to enjoy increased trail access by joining or renewing your membership here. Join at $35 or more per year and you’ll get the calendar shown above or another gift (or forgo the gift and let all of your membership monies further the cause).