Thursday, December 26, 2013

SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall - STOP USE

UPDATE: SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall – STOP USE IMMEDIATELY

On November 4th SRAM identified and announced a technical issue with respect to a narrow production range of its RED 22 and S-700 Hydraulic Road Brakes. At that time, it was described as a performance and safety concern with no reported failures in the field.
It has recently come to our attention that during last weekend’s Cyclocross racing in the US, in sub freezing temperatures, several failures were reported. In these conditions the master cylinder seals failed to hold pressure resulting in abrupt loss of brake power, and an inability to stop the bike. These failures are related to product that is outside the originally stated date code range and unrelated to the original failure mode. No injuries have been reported to date.

As a result of this new finding, SRAM requests that anyone who has a bike equipped with SRAM Hydraulic Disc or Hydraulic Rim Brakes stop using the bike immediately. All products shipped to date, and currently in the market or in inventory will be recalled.

Further, we are asking our Bike Brand customers, OE factories, Distributors and Dealers to cease all sales and shipments of SRAM RED 22 and S-700 Hydraulic Road Brakes. A total of approximately 19,000 brake systems have been shipped to date into the global market.
Quarantine efforts currently underway with Factories, Bike Brands, and Distributors will be broadened to include all Dealers with inventory on bikes, or as Aftermarket product. Additional information related to timing and replacement of product will be forthcoming.
As originally announced we have reported this issue to the US CPSC and will be cooperating with the agency to announce a Safety Recall. We will also be contacting and working closely with appropriate like agencies in Europe and globally.

SRAM engineering and manufacturing is committed to the highest Quality standards. On behalf of all employees at SRAM we apologize for the business disruption to our customers business and to the individuals who have placed their trust in our products.
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Video: Impressive Trials Riding on Old English Cruiser


Be prepared to chuckle at your computer monitor while watching this video.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Frames in Production













  Our painter has been very busy lately!  Head over to Ben's Cycle to start your own Milwaukee Bicycle Co. build.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Now in Stock: DZR Marco Bike Polo SPD Shoe

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  We now have the DZR Marco polo specific bike shoe in stock!  Head over to Benscycle.com to scoop up a pair.
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Friday, December 13, 2013

New Product In Stock: HED Belgium Road Rim 700c






















  The rim that changed the wheel industry is now in stock and available for single purchase or use it with our custom wheel builder.  Head over to our site and start building a new set wheels!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Publication: 101 Things to do in Milwaukee Parks - Barbara Ali



  Looking for something to do in Milwaukee's parks?  Pick up a copy of Barbara's new book featuring 101 things to do in one of our many parks.  One of the activities listed in Washington Park is bike polo!  Also, a great holiday gift idea.
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