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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes has issued two safety notices instructing bike owners to stop riding some of its RadWagon 4 e-bikes because of a misaligned rim strip and a tire quality issue.

The MT-2 is Mosaic's latest mountain bike model.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom frame maker Mosaic Cycles is adding a stock frame program, offering pre-built frames in stock sizes with custom component builds and frame finishes, with a 2-4 week turnaround.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The city recently took short-term measures in response to a 233% rise in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes in the past three years while it works to present a longer-term solution to the City Council on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a free virtual forum for small businesses to improve their cybersecurity infrastructure.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — For the first time, Eurobike is offering exhibitors the option to attend only the event's three trade days and not the event's final two-day consumer bike festival.

Technology is said to be more green and to offer more tunable cushioning.

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Saddle maker Velo has a new padding material its rolling out for its own branded saddles and for OEM brands. Velo’s AtmosFoam uses nitrogen in the fluid-foaming process, which the company said reduces the use of chemical additives and helps reduce CO2 emissions. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (BRAIN) — Private equity firm MiddleGround Capital announced Tuesday that it acquired HLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ray Keener offers some quick tips for quick bike fits for everyday riders.

As consumer demand tapered off (how could it not?) and pandemic back-orders came trickling (or flooding) onto shop floors, some discounting became inevitable.

Trek obtained a design patent in 2021 for a front triangle e-bike frame.

Leading bike and accessory companies are increasingly using the U.S. patent system to protect the appearance of their new products. In the U.S., patents come in two flavors: utility patents, and design patents — with the latter gaining popularity as a form of intellectual property in many industries, including our pedal-based one.

Recalled ST31 LT Stem in Black.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cervélo recalled its 2022 R5 and Caledonia-5 bikes and its ST31 LT replacement stems because the handlebars can slip in the stem, posing a fall hazard.

TACHERTING, Germany (BRAIN) — PIERER Industrie AG has acquired a majority stake in the component brand Syntace and its bike brand, Liteville.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The industry expressed disappointment that the Inflation Reduction Act leaves out an e-bike tax credit and other initiatives that were part of more ambitious but failed climate-change legislation earlier this year. But proponents won't stop advocating for federal subsidies and expanding those on the state level.

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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — PNW Components' new multi-tool features an integrated Dynaplug tubeless tire repair device in addition to four hex sizes and a Torx T25.