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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.

Tagged Electric bike
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.

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.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Echo Lock-On Grips are made for mountain biking with a rubber grip material and anodized aluminum collars.

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. 

OXFORD, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tire sealant company Black Ox has released a wax-based chain lube, consisting of a nanoparticle-sized carnauba wax emulsion that contains no Teflon- or petroleum-based ingredients.

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

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.

Tagged From the Magazine
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.

The JetBlack Volt smart trainer.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Australian trainer brand JetBlack has lowered the retail price of its Volt trainer to $499 to match the new Zwift Hub trainer, which JetBlack manufactures.

Saris unveils the H4 trainer.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris released its latest direct-drive trainer on Wednesday — the H4 — while also announcing the H3 direct-drive trainer’s retail price has dropped $400.

The direct-drive Hub retails for $499 and will be available only through Zwift.com for now.

CORRECTS that the JetBlack Volt trainer was priced at $899 in U.S. dollars (AU$1,200). JetBlack later lowered the Volt price to $499 to match Zwift.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components expanded its battery pack recall from last year for first-generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo mountain bikes manufactured between 2017-20

Tagged Electric bike

(BRAIN) — Unior's new free, web-based app for use with its spoke tension meter allows wheelbuilders to record tension readings and save a record of wheel builds for quality control.

QINGDAO, China (BRAIN) — Magene joins Garmin to offer a rear-facing radar light for cyclists. Magene's L508 will be available soon for consumer purchase on Amazon and the company told BRAIN it is actively seeking wholesale distributors in the U.S.

Also involved: bikes that spec'd the handlebars/stems.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling all 2022 Speed Concept SLR models, 2021-2022 Emonda SLR models, and Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems sold as an aftermarket product.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Outbound Lighting developed a bike light that features "automotive-grade cutoff beam technology." The Detour is designed for road and gravel riding, in addition to commuting, and is USB-C rechargeable. The horizontal cutoff beam is similar to car headlights and prevents blinding oncoming pedestrians, fellow bikers, and drivers.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat's new Piston SR (single rail) bike rack features OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms with no contact on the frame.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — At the Big Gear Show here on Tuesday, Küat launches its new Piston SR Bike Rack, which features hydro-pneumatic tire arms that secure the bike without touching the frame.

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PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — OKAI, a company best known for making bikes and scooters for share programs, is entering the consumer market with a line designed for IBD and direct sales. The company is attending the Big Gear Show, which opens Tuesday.

Tagged Electric bike / The Big Gear Show

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