SRAM Recalls Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

SRAM Recalls Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: JANUARY 14, 2014
Recall number: 14-079
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

SRAM Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes and Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes for bicycles

Hazard:

The brake systems can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

Consumer Contact:

SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CT or visit the firm’s website atwww.sram.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 25,350

Description

The recalled bicycle brake models include SB Red Hydraulic Road Disc, SB Red Hydraulic Road Rim, SB 700 Hydraulic Road Disc and SB 700 Hydraulic Road Rim, used as   either front or rear brakes. The SB RED brake lever is labeled “RED” on the body of the lever assembly.  The SB 700 brake lever is labeled “S-Series” on the body of the lever assembly.  The serial numbers for the recalled brakes have the digit “3” as the fourth digit of the serial number.  The serial number can be found on the bottom of the caliper body. The brakes were sold as aftermarket products and as original equipment on the following bicycle brands and models:

 

Brand Name Model Name
ASI Fuji Altamira CX 1.1
Cannondale Super X Hi-Mod Black Inc.
Diamondback Steilacoom RCX Carbon Pro Disc
Felt Bicycles F2xZ2 Red

Z3 Red

Jamis Supernova Team
Kona Super Jake
Norco Threshold C1Threshold SL
Orbea Avan M-LTD
Specialized Bicycles Crux Elite Carbon Disc RivalCrux Elite Evo Carbon Disc

Crux Expert Carbon Disc Red

Crux Pro Race Carbon Disc Red

Crux Sport E5 Disc Apex

Roubaix SL4 Elite Rival HRR C2

Roubaix SL4 Sport Disc SRAM C2

Ruby Elite Rival HRR

S-works Crux Carbon Disc Red

S-works Roubaix SL4 Disc Red

S-works Tarmac SL4 Red HRR X2

S-works Venge Red HRR X2

Tarmac SL4 Elite Rival HRR M2

Venge Elite Rival HRR M2

Volagi Liscio 2
Giant Bicycles Revolt 0TCX ADV 0

TCX ADV 1

TCX SLR 1

BRAVA SLR 0

Trek Bicycles Crockett 7
Incidents/Injuries

The firm received 95 reports of brakes failing in the U.S. One minor injury was reported in the U.S. and another in Australia

Remedy

:  Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled SRAM brake systems and contact any SRAM dealer to arrange for a free replacement product to be installed and to receive a $200 product voucher or cash per customer.

Sold at

Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from May 2013 to December 2013 for between $285 and $581 for the disc or rim brakes. Bicycles sold with the SRAM disc or rim range from $2,500 to $7,500.

Manufacturer

SRAM, LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

 

Gerrans, Australia and Orica-GreenEDGE take command of UCI WorldTour

Gerrans, Australia and Orica-GreenEDGE take command of UCI WorldTour

Gerrans, Australia and Orica-GreenEDGE take command of UCI WorldTour

Gerrans, Australia and Orica-GreenEDGE take command of UCI WorldTour

Already a winner in 2006 and 2012 in Australia’s top stage race, Gerrans, 33, clinched the six-day Santos Tour Down Under for a third time by just one second over fellow Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), whilst Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) claimed third, five seconds back.

And just like in 2006, Gerrans had captured the lead on day one – this time when he upped the pace on Menglers HIll, the final climb of the stage from Nuriootpa to Angaston, and then outpowered the sprinters for his first victory.

His National Road-Race victory earlier this month indicated Gerrans was in strong form, but former Tour de France winner Evans made it plain he was not going to give his fellow-Australian an easy run when he took off late on stage three to Campeltown. Winning by 15 seconds on a pack of 12 riders, Evans clinched his first stage in the Santos Tour Down Under since 2002 – and the lead to boot.

However, on Saturday at the race’s one summit finish at Willunga Hill, whilst Richie Porte (Team Sky) secured Australia’s third stage victory, Gerrans zipped away to re-take the overall by the bare minimum – one second. Not much, but just enough to keep Evans at bay on Sunday’s city centre stage in Adelaide, and for Gerrans to claim the outright victory and the UCI WorldTour lead as well.

Describing the last day, a triumphant Gerrans recognised that Sunday had been a “very nervous stage, the race could still be won by a number of different riders so we had to make sure we stayed at the front and out of trouble. I’m really thrilled to get through it unscathed.” “I’ve got my third Tour Down Under win thanks to an outstanding team,” added the 33-year-old. “This is an Australian team, on Australia Day, in a WorldTour event, what else could I ask for?”

In the UCI WorldTour rankings, Gerrans opens up his 2014 account with 114 points over fellow-Australian Evans, who has 88, whilst Ulissi is just five points further off the pace, with 83.

Australia’s impressive all-round showing in their home race also gives the nations lead in the UCI WorldTour by a huge margin: 334 points, almost four times the total of second placed Italy, who have 86. The Netherlands are third, with 43 points.

In the teams classification, Australia have yet another reason to celebrate as their top home squad Orica-GreenEDGE open up the 2014 season with 145 points and in the number one spot. Just like Australia in the nations classifications, Orica-GreenEDGE have a clear advantage, given the next three ranked teams – BMC Racing Team, Team Sky and Lampre-Merida – have 88, 86 and 83 points respectively.

The next round of the UCI WorldTour will be Paris-Nice, running from March 9th – 16th. But with Gerrans’ strong lead and his proven track record in week-long stage racing, it will be no easy matter ousting the Orica-GreenEDGE rider from his overall lead in the UCI WorldTour classification.

Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide

Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide

ACC-Velo-City-2014-Logo-FINAL-1g-Colour-RGB-JPG-High-Res-smallThe ECF established the Velo-city Global conference series in 2010 to answer the growing global demand for expertise in cycling. Today, Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide is the ultimate platform for policy-makers, experts and cycling advocates working for a world where more people cycle more often.

The world’s top experts in active mobility, sustainable transport, city planning, industry and cycling advocacy come together and exchange knowledge, experiences and visions. It is quite simple: With over 800 international delegates from Australasia, Europe, Asia, North America and South America, Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide is where the future of cycling takes shape and form.

Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide encompasses some of the hottest topics in cycling today such as the evolution of cycling infrastructure and parking, drawing experiences from the biggest cycling cities of the world. An impressive variety of cities spanning from Copenhagen to Rio de Janeiro and from Singapore to San Francisco build an unmatched opportunity for networking and keeping up to date with the latest global trends in cycling policy and research.

Find out about the preliminary programme of Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide.

The dialogue is enriched by experiences of world cycling leading countries, such as the Netherlands. Overall, more than forty countries will be represented in this massive celebration of cycling. Parallel side-events aim to bring together dedicated networks such as academics and city officials.

Some of the main keynote speakers include world-renowned city planner Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, Niels Hoe from the Danish Consulting HOE360, Mikael Colville-Anderson, CEO of Copenhagenize and Timothy Papandreou from SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency.

Learn more about the speakers!

You can win your conference accommodation at one of the conference hotels or win one of the two international return economy airfare tickets (including tax) flying Emirates to Adelaide.

To enter the draw, register and pay in full before the earlybird registration deadline!

More information on Velo-city? Go here or contact Velo-city Series Assistant, Zita Gácsér.

Key dates

Now Registration open
15 October 2013 Abstract submission closed
17 February 2014 Earlybird registration deadline
21 April 2014 Standard registration deadline
21 April 2014 Accommodation bookings close
22 April 2014 Late registration begins
27-30 May 2014 Adelaide Velo-city Global 2014

 

 

 

– See more at: http://www.ecf.com/projects/velo-city-2/velo-city-2014/#sthash.BLEXDeAW.dpuf

 

UWCT Final: record-breaking participation in Trento

UWCT Final: record-breaking participation in Trento

uwctfSome 1600 amateur cyclists from all over the world are gathered in the Italian city of Trento for the Final of the UCI World Cycling Tour.

After Stavelot (Belgium) in 2011 and Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) in 2012, the Trento edition is set to break new participation records. Of the 1600 participants, 500 will compete in the individual time trials on Friday and 1200 in the road races on Sunday.

Racing action will be broadcast live on Italian television RAI.

The finalists have earned the right to compete for the rainbow jersey in their respective age groups by finishing in the top 25% of one of the 11 qualifying events held throughout the world. The winners of each age group in Trento will become World Champions in their own right.

A new feature of the 2013 final is the team relay, a test event that this year will not result in official World Titles. Twelve teams of four riders, each mixed men and women, will participate in the relay before the official Opening Ceremony at the Piazza Duomo on Thursday evening.

Turning back the clock in Italy’s cycling history, three teams of cycling legends will race in a separate relay. Participants will include great names such as Felice Gimondi, Francesco Moser, Marino Basso and Gilberto Simoni.

“We are without doubt about to witness an exceptional few days of racing,” commented UCI Event Coordinator Andrea Marcellini Mendonça. “The level of the athletes is exceptional, and the road race course extremely demanding, finishing atop the mythical Monte Bondone. The athletes who competed in the qualifier here in Trento have already had a taste of what is to come!”

Ms Marcellini also commented on her satisfaction at the number of women behind the organisation of this World Championships event: The President of the Organising Committee, the Chief Commissaire’s Panel, the Doping Control Officer, the UCI Board Member representative, the Event Coordinator and the Official Speaker are all women!

Photo: Amy’s Gran Fondo in Australia is one of the qualifying events

UCI Track World Cup – Double for Roswell and Vogel

UCI Track World Cup – Double for Roswell and Vogel

PICTURE BY SIMON WILKINSON/SWPIX.COM - Cycling - UCI Track Cycling World Cup Manchester - Day 2 - National Cycling Centre, Manchester, England - 02/11/12 - Kristina Vogel of Germany celebrates victory in the Women's Sprint Final.After twice beating the pursuit world record with her Britain team-mates on Friday, Joanna Roswell was afraid she might struggle to find sleep. The 2008-2009 World Cup winner was rested enough anyway to take the individual honours on the Manchester track in 3:30.904. At 24, Roswell avenged a dreadful season so far: “I had a tonsil problem in July and I broke my collarbone in August. It was a nightmare. I was in endless trouble. I had planned to work really hard in the summer and it all fell apart. I came back faster than I expected but I hope to peak at the world championships. I’m 90 pc right now. Two top spots in two days is huge. The crowd was phenomenal as usual!” she said.
Australia’s Rebecca Wiasak was second in 3:36.830 while another home rider, Kate Archibald, took third place in 3:37.093.

Men’s Omnium – De Buyst in spite of crashes
Jasper De Buyst is a robust young fellow. In spite of two crashes in two days, the 20-year-old Belgian won his biggest victory to date in the men’s Omnium in Manchester. Seventh last year in Minsk and under-23 European champion, he won on the British track thanks to his exceptional consistency. He took third in the flying lap, second in the points race, 7th in the individual pursuit, third in the Scratch before winning the kilometre. “It’s my first Omnium podium,” the Belgian said. But probably not the last. Dutchman Tim Veldt was second while Australian Luke Davison was third.

Men’s points race – Irvine the best finisher
Ireland’s scratch world champion Martyn Irvine saved strength to win the last three sprints of the points race and take the honours on 20 points. The Irishman beat Omnium Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark by three points while European champion Elia Viviani of Italy was third on 13.

Men’s keirin – Pervis had crossed the Channel just for it
Before crossing the Channel, Francois Pervis had made his intentions clear: “My goal in Manchester? To win! If I don’t, I’ll be very disappointed.” The kilometre world champion held his promise, beating European champion Maximilian Levy while Venezuela’s Hersony Canelon was third. Pervis, familiar with keirin tours in Japan, confirmed his knowledge of the event was peerless. His last World Cup victory dated from the 2011-2012 season in Beijing.

Men’s individual pursuit – Glory day for Marco Coledan
It only took Marco Coledan 4:22.641 to experience the most thrilling moment in his career to date. The 25-year-old Italian is the first leader of the pursuit World Cup after his victory on the Manchester ring. Since Mauro Trentini’s second place in1999, no Italian has made it on the final podium of the individual pursuit World Cup. Coledan might be the man to bridge the gap. In Manchester, he upstaged Russia’s Alexander Serov (4:23.956) and Spain’s Sebastian Mora Vedri (4:25.022).

Women’s sprint – Vogel takes it all
Winner a day earlier in the team sprint, Kristina Vogel swept the floor in the individual event on Saturday. The German, crowned European champion in Apeldoorn two weeks ago, beat Hong Kong’s Sze Lee Wai in the final. World champion Rebecca James salvaged third place ahead of Australia’s Anna Meares.

Last day’s events to be watched live on youtube.com/ucichannel