With more wheel options than ever, it seems like it’s no longer enough to just offer a killer product. Riders are looking for reassurance that they won’t be out a huge chunk of change if their pricey carbon rims meet an untimely demise. That’s led to a number of wheel manufacturers adding better warranties and impressive crash replacement programs. Now, you can add Roval Components to that list of companies as well.Starting with a Lifetime Warranty to the original owner, Roval will cover the wheels against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser has the wheels. More impressive, is that this warranty will even extend to the subsequent owners for a period of two years.Fabio Wibmer putting Roval wheels to the test. Photo c. HarookzMore importantly, Roval is introducing a “**it Happens” no-fault crash replacement. That means if you go a little too hard through that rock garden and smash your rim within the first two years of ownership, Roval will repair or replace it for free. This covers both stock Roval components on a Specialized bike, or Roval components that were purchased aftermarket.Of course there are terms and conditions that you must comply with for the replacement to be valid. Most importantly, the components must have been purchased after 9/1/19, they have to be registered, and it doesn’t cover wear and tear items, cosmetic damages, or damage that didn’t occur while riding (smashed into the garage, etc.). For complete details check out the fine print below.Important Terms for the “**it Happens” No Fault Crash Replacement PolicyFor your Roval products to be covered under the “**It Happens Policy”, they need to be purchased in the United States after 1 September 2019. The policy applies only to the original retail purchaser. The products also need to be registered on rovalcomponents.com/register within 30 days of purchase. That way, we know you’ve purchased an eligible product and can better service you. Follow the link for more information on the registration process.In all cases, the policy applies to damage that happened during riding. It does not apply to wear and tear items or cosmetic damage. Overshot a jump and broke your wheel while tomahawking down the mountain? That’s covered; well, at least the wheel. Damaged your carbon wheel from an exhaust pipe or drove into your garage with your bike on the roof? While that **it happens, it’s not covered.To take advantage of this policy, you must go to an Authorized Roval Retailer. Depending on the damage, we’ll determine in our discretion whether to replace or repair the product. Your old product must be returned to your Roval Retailer. We do not keep inventory forever. If your product needs to be replaced and we no longer have it in stock, we’ll try our best to find you the most similar product then available.† Shipping to and from the Roval Service Center is never included and your Roval Retailer may charge you a small service fee.rovalcomponents.com
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Douglas Battery recently named William Spears to the position of vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s automotive division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Spears, a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry, began his career in auto parts with Mid-American Industries (Green Light Auto). Since that time, he has developed comprehensive sales programs for some of the world’s top battery manufacturers. Spears will operate from Douglas Battery’s Winston-Salem, NC, corporate headquarters. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
McCarthy: “Always have emergency provisions in your vehicle; food, water, extra winter gear. In the winter time when the temperatures plummet getting stuck on the side of the road can turn into a life or death situation.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As temperatures continue to swing between high thirties and the teens, roadways on the Kenai Peninsula have the potential to ice over quickly. Over the weekend a high volume of single-vehicle rollover accidents occurred due to icy conditions on the roads leading to and from the Kenai Peninsula. A basic winter survival kit in your vehicle should include; flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, and first-aid kit. Load your car with winter travel gear like; tire chains, ice scraper/snow brush, jumper cables, and road flares. If you must travel during winter weather, preparing your car in advance, and knowing the forecast are key ways to help you drive more safely. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation says side roads and less traveled fairways are usually the slickest but highways can often be slippery also. McCarthy: “We’re entering the time of year were we can have slick roads at a moments notice. Especially in the early morning, there might be some moisture in the air it can actually stick to the pavement and create black ice situations.”
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TUSCALOOSA – A challenge was laid down and accepted.Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his player to respond to last Saturday’s loss the right away.That means with a renewed vigor when it comes to the details of practice and preparing for Saturday’s SEC road game at Arkansas.“I thought it was pretty good,” offensive tackle Austin Shepherd said. “The leaders tried to bring more energy, motivate more people, just try to have more of a presence at practice.”Players got back to basics on how to play and accepted it won’t be a perfect season, but it can still end well.“We bounced back fine,” cornerback Cyrus Jones said. “We understand that we missed a great opportunity on Saturday, but it’s not time to dwell on it. We understand what happened, and we just got to focus on getting better and preparing for our upcoming opponent.”Saban liked what he saw in practice and believes his players can shake off the loss and finish strong in the last seven regular season games.The seventh-ranked Crimson Tide (4-1, 1-1) can still win a West Division title, conference tile and reach the College Football Playoff.“Our players have really responded well this week,” Saban said. “Players worked their way through it and focused on what we needed to do to respond the right way to the adversity we’ve created for ourselves based on how we’ve played and our focus is on fixing the things that will help us play better.”Bigger rolesAlabama spent the week working on backup players to step into bigger roles this week, but Saban wouldn’t give any insight into their progress.Redshirt freshman center Bradley Bozeman takes over for Ryan Kelly (knee) for at least two weeks, sophomore Altee Tenpenny moves up to the No. 3 running back the rest of the year and Denzel Devall (ankle) will be replaced by Ryan Anderson and Dillon Lee for a month.“Obviously there’s some players that are going to get new opportunities,” Saban said. ” We’re doing everything we can to help those players be able to take advantage of those opportunities as they get a chance to play this weekend against a very good Arkansas team. How you respond to a loss is kind of like adversity tolerance. You’ve got to overcome a lot of things.”Previously injured players such as safety Jarrick Williams, cornerback Eddie Jackson and receiver DeAndrew White came out of positions with developed depth.Alabama doesn’t have many reserve game-ready offensive linemen and is now down two running backs.Important roleThe interior defensive linemen have been relatively quiet this season because Alabama has faced so many spread offenses that use the perimeter.Arkansas plans to use its power running game, so the likes of A’Shawn Robinson, Brandon Ivory and Dalvin Tomlinson will be called upon to make more plays other than taking up blockers for the linebackers.“I think when you play against Arkansas, you’ve got to have some physical people on the line of scrimmage because that’s what they’ve done to most people is they dominate the line of scrimmage,” Saban said. “It opens up the passing game, it keeps them in the right down and distance to be a good third-down team.”Quick gameGiven the way both Alabama and Arkansas likes to play, this could be a quick game. Both teams like to control the clock on offense, which means keep it running. Alabama averages 34 minutes, 42 seconds of time of possession to ranks sixth nationally. That’s 11 minutes more than its opponent on average. Arkansas possesses the ball 33:05 a game to rank 17th in the nation.