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Felt Issues Voluntary Recall of 2015 F65X And F85X Cross Bikes

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Felt Bicycles Announced a voluntary recall today in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on a small amount of 2015 cross bikes where they found the frames could break.

FROM FELT BICYCLES -

Approximately 150 Total Models Affected—Majority Already Located and Remedied

Irvine, CA (Nov 7, 2014)—Felt Bicycles in conjunction with the CPSC today announce a voluntary recall of a limited number of 2015 cyclo-cross bikes. The models affected are the 2015 F65X and F85X. The recall is being issued due to a potential frame problem. There were approximately 150 affected bikes in total and of that, 127 have already been located and remedied.

These bikes were sold in bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through September 2014 for between $1,200 and $1,500.

No injuries or incidents have been reported, although as a precaution consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement.

Any consumers or shops who own one of these two bikes and think they might be affected can call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.feltbicycles.com and click on “Notices” for more information.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Cool time-lapse video, above, of one year of commuting to work by Ben Rennert owner of Winnebago Bicycle in Oshkosh, WI.
  • The Kaw Valley Bicycle Club of Topeka, Kansas, is hosting the Bruce Whaley Spirit Ride on Saturday, September 20th.
  • Registration is open for the 2014 North Carolina Bike Summit in Greensboro, NC, October 10, 11, & 12.
  • Take Road Holland’s survey and get a code towards $30 off your next purchase of $50 or more.
  • Bike Pure today launches Bike Pure Cycle Tours, bicycle tours aimed at cyclists of all capabilities. Tours are available in Europe and Australia and coincide with major races, such as 2015′s Tour Down Under and the Spring Classics.
  • The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) announced at Interbike that Idaho and Nevada are the two newest states in its growing interscholastic cycling program.
  • As a special promotion for the 10th Anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California, fans will be able to enter a Sweepstakes Series with prizes, such as a SRAM Force CX1 groupset, awarded on the 10th of each month leading up to the 2015 Amgen Tour of California through June 2015.
  • Light & Motion is promoting the launch of their commuter light, the Urban 2.0, by giving away weekly commuter prize packages. Enter to win here.
  • A month ago we showed you the upcoming Zero race bike from UK’s Genesis. The Madison Genesis Team has been racing it at the Tour of Britain this week, and have some good behind-the-scenes video reports up on Vimeo
  • The Sufferfest’s newest training video is The Elements of Style - Efficiency & Awareness, six drills to improve form, posture, and efficiency. Developed with Wade Wallace of CyclingTips.
  • Orbea is recalling their Avant bike models equipped with hydraulic disc brake forks as a crack can develop in the forks. They request that anyone with these bikes to stop using them immediately and contact them, or your closest Orbea dealer, for a replacement fork. Check their dedicated page to see if your bike is effected and how to proceed.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Maxxis is taking applications for sponsorship for the 2015 season. Individuals, teams, and events are welcome to apply. Open to US and Canada, although Canadians must have a US shipping address. Application is live on their website until Oct. 31st, 2014.
  • ODI is also opening it’s 2015 sponsorship application process. US athletes only. Apply here, or send your resume via email before November 30th, 2014.
  • Orbea is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 715 Avant bikes and framesets, because of concerns over cracking forks.
  • A2B e-bikes has announced an app for use with their electric bicycles: eSocialBike has features such as route planning and GPS, as well as essential diagnostics and maintenance information gathered directly from a chip housed in the bike’s battery compartment.
  • The inaugural Team Jamis – Hagens Berman Gran Fondo will be held September 28, 2014, as part of the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival in New York.
  • Billed as the “Holy Week” of Cyclocross, two huge CX races are coming up within one week of each other and both in New England: the Rapha Super Cross, Gloucester, MA, September 27-28th, and the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival, Providence, RI, October 3-5th.
  • We enjoyed reading about this Lands End to John O’Groats journey so much that we’ve often thought of cycling the popular UK route. Now there’s an online website dedicated to planning and preparing for cycling it properly by Royston Wood.

SRAM Hydraulic Recall Full Story Explained, Consumer Brakesets Available

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There is no denying the fact that the Hydraulic Road recall was a major set back for SRAM. Having to issue a massive recall for such a new and exciting product is never easy, but under the direction of president Stan Day, SRAM stepped up to the challenge and now has most consumers sorted and new brakes well in production. Since the recall was first issued, the recovery process has been the number one priority with Stan leading meetings constantly to drive progress. Essentially completely redesigning a product in record time, SRAM had to pull resources from future development to get it done.

The brakes are in, and the full details are after the break…

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2015 SRAM Hydro-R Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes – New Video, More Updates

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Continuing the slow trickle of new information, SRAM is shedding more light on what’s new for their hydraulic road brakes for 2015. Today, SRAM released a new video that covers most of what’s to come and also offers a bit of foreshadowing with the mention of 4 road groupsets that will offer hydraulic brakes for both rim and disc brake bikes. In addition to RED’s hydraulic offerings, it sounds as if road hydraulic brakes may be offered down to even the entry level Apex group in 2015.

All we have is speculation regarding the groups for now, but you can check out SRAM’s new video update after the jump…

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Update: More on the New SRAM RED Hydraulic Levers

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As the details slowly trickle out, it seems that SRAM is very close to putting the RED hydraulic recall behind them. Clearly a major inconvenience for both consumers and dealers alike, SRAM has done a commendable job in handling the recall and seems to be continuing that trend by getting the new product out to the dealers first. Most dealer began receiving replacement product as of last week which is why Art’s Cyclery was able to bring us initial coverage of what’s changed. As it should be, SRAM is focusing on those who have already purchased the product to make sure anyone who is waiting on warranty replacements is sorted.

For an overview on what’s changed, read on…

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Sram Road Hydraulic Recall Update: Previous Model Failure Explained, New Model Improvements Announced

Over the past few months SRAM President Stan Day has personally delivered updates regarding the recall and re-release of the new road hydraulic brakes. In this latest installment, Stan has explained what caused the original brakes to fail, and what improvements have been made to the new model which is set to launch in late April. READ MORE ->

SRAM HYDRAULIC ROAD BRAKES RECALL UPDATES

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Here’s the latest from SRAM’s road disc brake recall:

Can I ride my hydraulic brakes in warm weather?

No, the recall affects all SRAM road hydraulic brakes regardless of weather conditions. To ensure safety and operation, we ask that you stop riding immediately and register at www.sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com.

When will MY15 brakes be available?

We are targeting for new MY15 hydraulic product to begin being available the second half of April 2014. Our first priority shipments will be going to the market to support consumers who already have a bike awaiting replacement hydraulics.

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Cervelo and 3T Recall 2012 and 2013 P5 Tri Bikes Equipped with 3T Aduro Aero Bars

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Due to an issue affecting the 3T Aduro aero bar used as standard equipment, 2012 and 2013 Cervelo P5s are part of a voluntary safety recall between Cervelo, 3T, and the CPSC. Specifically, the issue seems to involve the base bar and the ultra low mount and the potential for the threaded inserts in the carbon to come loose which can result in the aero extensions to separate from the base bar. Riders are urged to not ride their bikes until they have been checked and repaired as necessary. As part of the recall the aero bars will be replaced free of charge and customer who purchased the ultra low mount will have the option for a full refund of the ultra low mount (meaning they will have to use the low mount instead) or the option of replacing the aero bars with the 3T Mistral  bars with a low position mount that results in a similar riding position to the Aduros with the ultra low mount. The recall affects about 1,300 bikes in the US and 225 bikes in Canada. So far there have been 28 reports of incidents with one broken collar bone. Bikes that have already been inspected and are safe to ride will have a green sticker with a red é on the bottom of the base bar.

UPDATE: Official 3T recall site here.

More info after the jump…

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