July was a dream for the French, but nightmares were lurking in the shadows( Photos: 6 )
Cannondale has issued a recall notice for more than 10,000 CAADX cyclocross bikes produced between 2013 to 2016 following a series of reported fork failures. Recalls and important safety notices from the bike industry Cannondale bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice The recall, issued on 25 July 2019, only relates to models of the CAADX equipped with disc brakes. The affected 2013 to 2016 model-year bikes were sold between August 2012 and August 2017. The notice follows several reports of fork fractures, including one where the rider suffered injuries that resulted in his death. Cannondale’s subsequent investigation has failed to identify a defect in the CAADX fork but the voluntary recall has been issued to offer riders a replacement model. The recall has been issued in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Approximately 9,700 of the affected bikes were sold in the USA and a further 1,900 were sold in Canada. It is not clear whether the recall affects other territories, but we have contacted our UK-based representative at Cannondale for clarification. Owners are urged to stop riding the recalled bikes and to take them to their nearest Cannondale dealer to have a free replacement fork installed. The full recall notice runs below; At Cannondale, we know that our riders demand the highest levels of performance, quality, and safety, under the most challenging riding conditions, and we hold ourselves and Cannondale products to that standard. Following several reports of fork fractures on Cannondale Cyclocross CAADX Model Year 2013–2016 bicycles, including one tragic incident in which the rider fell and suffered injuries that ultimately led to his death, we launched an in-depth inquiry. We, and several other independent parties, conducted extensive testing on the issue and did not identify a defect in the forks. However, given the circumstances, we decided the best course of action was to inform riders of these incidents and make a free upgraded replacement fork available through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary recall process. Affected bikes have a prominent CAADX logo on the top tube Cannondale To check if your CAADX is affected by this recall, inspect your bicycle to confirm it has all of the following features (as shown in the picture): A prominent CAADX marking on the top tube or other tube Disc brakes A large “ULTRAX” marking on the inside of the fork leg A black plastic cable running to the front disc brake that is outside of the fork blade (not internally routed within the fork blade) If your CAADX bicycle meets the criteria above, please contact your local Cannondale dealer to arrange for a free upgraded replacement fork. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and are offering riders a free upgraded replacement fork that is a full carbon fork, providing increased performance at a lower weight than the original fork. Additionally, we encourage all riders to read and consider all warnings included in the owner’s manual for the CAADX, including but not limited to the BPSA industry-standard warning that “A crash or other impact can put extraordinary stress on bicycle components, causing them to fatigue prematurely. Components suffering from stress fatigue can fail suddenly and catastrophically, causing loss of control, serious injury or death.”
Rob Warner heads Down Under to chat with Jack Moir about racing and past injuries.
Bernstein was left on the side of the road with life-threatening injuries. There's a search underway for the vehicle that hit him and you might be able to help.( Photos: 3 )
The event that more than any other represents the term “going huge” is LooseFest XL in Malmedy, Belgium, home of the rider and creator of the event, the crazy and brilliant Nico Vink. Here are some data and images that tell the LooseFest XL story in 2019: The numbers • Gap length up to 30 meters • Jump lengths up to 67 meters • Certified maximum speed of 75km / h The awards • Best Line: Andreu Lacondeguy • Best Whip: Kade Edwards • Best style: Bas van Steenbergen • Loose King and Long Mark: Remy Morton • Best Trick: Connor Macfarlane Injuries • Adolf Silva: fracture of the femur • Damon Iwanaga: fracture of the clavicle • Szymon Godziek: dislocated shoulder
“After Aaron’s injuries last weekend in Vallnord, I think it let the air out of sails for a bit.  But once we sent Aaron home to get assessed and recover, our team refocused on the task at hand, and it was off to Les Gets.  Everyone was looking forward to the return of Les Gets Read More The post Video: Intense Factory Racing at the Les Gets World Cup appeared first on BIKE Magazine.
Les Gets, the famous French resort in the Portes du Soleil district, returns to host a UCI DH World Cup competition after a 15 years hiatus since its last spectacular World Cup event in 2004. For the occasion, an almost entirely new track was created – it is mostly fast, on open spaces and littered with jumps, and a couple of sections in the forest, one of which is particularly technical and demanding. On this track there is very much an old school vibe and in full alpine style it was the six athletes leading the circuit to take the first six positions in the qualifying heat. Amaury Pierron set the benchmark time for tomorrow’s final, followed by Loic Bruni and Troy Brosnan. Training buddies Bernard Kerr and Connor Fearon had good results in 7th and 8th accordingly. Luca Shaw and Dak Norton held it down for Team USA in 12 and 13th. The female category has fallen victim to numerous important absences including Rachel Atherton injured yesterday and both Tahnée Seagrave and Miriam Nicole still in recovery phase from prior injuries. Therefore, Tracey Hannah did not have too many obstacles in getting the best time in qualifying. Marine Cabirou and Mariana Salazar follow her in second place on her return. Thibaut Daprela continues his series of first places among the Junior category. Valentina Höll, continues to dominate chased by Anne Newkirk who is increasingly reducing the gap. Complete results Qualifications Les Gets – Elite Men Complete results Les Gets Qualifications – Elite Women Complete results Les Gets Qualifications – Junior Men Complete results Les Gets Qualifications – Junior Women Tomorrow the final round will be played with on live stream via Red Bull TV.
A crash in the final practice session in Andorra has sidelined Gwin for the next World Cup.( Comments: 3 )
Due to series of injuries, Robin Wallner was the last member of the Ibis EWS Team left racing at Val Di Fassa[( Photos: 6 )
Revisit the highs and lows of one action packed month.( Photos: 6 )