"It is just crazy here on the Champs Elysées, coming in the yellow again with an incredible team. We enjoyed today and now it’s time for celebration. We will have a good time and that counts as a celebration. The start of the stage was nice, taking it easy. We enjoyed chatting with each other. Then we came here on the cobbles and it was full-gas racing again, like every day. I cannot express my feelings of how happy I am. With the people I have around… it’s another level. I will remain motivated in the coming years, but what come next will come next… I’m not stressed about it. It’s quite different. Last year, I felt strong, incredible emotions. This year I’m again here, standing atop the podium, but the feelings are quite different. The new Cannibal? I don't like to compare myself to other riders. Each rider has his own style and personality. Every rider is unique. I don’t think there is anything left. I just enjoy life, I work hard, I love cycling - and those are the most important things."
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Academy Sports + Outdoors is recalling some Ozone 500 girls and boys Elevate 24-inch bikes because of a fall and injury hazard.
The hazard involves the rear shock spring, which can become stuck and create a pinch point between the spring and the seat, posing an injury risk, or causing the bicycles to stop unexpectedly and creating a fall hazard to the rider. The retailer has received one report of a person injuring their hand under the seat when the rear shock spring compressed.
The recall involves about 3,860 bikes that have "Ozone 500" printed on the frame. The girls bike is fuchsia with black script, and the boys bike is black with red script. The following style numbers are on the seat tube: 164538 (girls) and 164540 (boys). The bikes were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at www.academy.com from October 2020 through May 2021 for about $300.
Consumers immediately should stop using the bikes and bring them to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a free repair or full refund. Consumers also can contact any Academy Sports + Outdoors location for a replacement shock and repair instructions or to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the bike for a full refund.
SPANISH FORK, Utah (BRAIN) — Airless tire manufacturer Tannus enters the gravel tire insert market with an emphasis on flat prevention, rim protection, shock absorption, and sidewall support.
The Armour Tubeless Gravel insert weighs 70 grams, allowing riders to run lower pressures while still offering rim protection, increased bump compliance and increased traction.
While offering 20mm of rim protection, the inserts also allow riding while flat. The insert design provides sidewall stiffness to reduce the chance of rolling the tire.
MSRP is $49.99 for one insert. A rim with a minimum inner width of 19mm is required.
As you may have already heard, there has been a surge in Covid cases in Southeast Asia, which has prompted government officials to close businesses to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, our factories in Malaysia are not exempt from these closures. We support the local government’s efforts to help protect the health of the Malay people and Team Shimano members.
At this point, team SHIMANO’s Malaysian factory operations will be closed through June 28, per government orders. At that time, the government will review the status and determine if things can open back up or will need to remain closed. The primary product impacts will be to component series below 105/SLX, Pedals, and Wheels. Other product groups may also be affected.
In addition to this, we have seen closures and or severe restrictions in some ports in China. These closures will have direct impacts on some chains as well as Lazer helmet categories. In addition to causing additional strain on global logistics, which has been challenged for much of this year. Link to some insights on global effects here.
Unfortunately, this pause in factory production will delay future deliveries globally, including North America. At this time, it is difficult to determine the full impact of these delays. As we get more clarity, we will update our B2B to clarify when you may receive existing backorders and new orders.
Thank you for reading. The bike industry has been relatively fortunate and benefitted from more people getting outside but has by no means been easy to manage. Thank you for your business and continued efforts to support the new and existing cycling consumers.
AVP SHIMANO North America Bicycle, Inc.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — CamelBak is recalling about 60,000 of its Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles because the cap's silicone valve can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard.
The recall involves about 46,000 bottles sold in the U.S., and about 13,000 sold in Canada. The affected bottles have date codes of H19039, H19063, and H19175 on the underside of the cap. The bottles were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online from February 2019 through January 2021 for between $10 and $25, depending on the bottle.
They also were sold in a variety of colors in 17-, 21-, and 24-ounce sizes. CamelBak and Podium or Peak Fitness are written on the bottles. Consumers should stop using and contact CamelBak for a free replacement cap.
CamelBak has received 14 reports of valves loosening and detaching. No injuries have been reported.
More information: CPSC recall notice.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The new Elemnt Bolt from Wahoo Fitness features a color display and expanded navigation features while maintaining its previous interface and connectivity.
The Bolt has been upgraded with a 64-color high-contrast screen. The 2.2-inch screen is made of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. Now featuring Smart Navigation — previously available only on the Elemnt Roam — the Bolt automatically reroutes riders who stray from their planned route, lets riders change destinations, route back to the start, and retrace their rides from the computer, without having to use their phone.
An updated user interface offers customizable, color-highlighted fields. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the screen backlight. Quick view LEDs on the top of the screen provide turn-by-turn directions, signal approaching Strava Live segments, and provide notifications.
The Bolt has a 15-hour run time with onboard memory increased to 16GB. When paired with the Wahoo Elemnt app, riders can customize data screens, sync routes, and analyze data.
The new Bolt has an MSRP of $279.99 and is available for purchase at Wahoo dealers and at Wahoofitness.com.