Roval Components adds Lifetime Warranty and 2 year no-fault crash replacement in USA

first_imgWith 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 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.comlast_img read more

Dorel sees a sluggish Q4 but a record year for 2010

first_img Related Leisure industry giant Dorel Industries Inc, which owns brands such as Cannondale and Sugoi, has unveiled its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 30 December 2010.Revenue for the fourth quarter decreased 1.1% year on year to US$539.5 million. Net income rose 4.2% to US$25.2million, or US$0.76 per diluted share.Taking 2010 overall, revenue for the full year rose 8.1% to US$2.3 billion. Net income was up 19.2% to US$127.9 million, or US$3.85 per diluted share.”The fourth quarter was difficult, but we are pleased with Dorel’s full year performance,” commented Dorel CEO and President, Martin Schwartz.“Our divisions effectively managed challenging economic conditions with value-oriented product offerings, a strong commitment to new product development and strategic brand support. In an environment of reduced consumer discretionary spending and rising input costs, Dorel was able to deliver revenue growth of over 8% and improved earnings over the prior year.“If there was ever a test of the acceptance of Dorel’s brands and products, the past two years have provided it. The fact that we have done well through this period speaks volumes to our strong position in the many global markets in which we operate.“Our bicycle business did well in 2010 and we foresee continued growth through 2011. The Recreational / Leisure Segment has had a good start to the year and are on track to improve their year-over-year performance. While a small part of the Recreational/Leisure Segment, we are focused on correcting issues at the Apparel Footwear Group.”In the fourth quarter Recreational/Leisure revenues increased by US$30.2 million or 17.2%. Organic sales were higher by almost 19% when the impact of varying rates of exchange rates relative to the US dollar is excluded.Sales increased in the mass market category by almost 20%, supported by the successful Schwinn brand marketing campaign initiated earlier in the year and repeated in November to coincide with the holiday shopping period.Sales to IBD customers also grew by approximately 20% as successful new model introductions were met with enthusiasm in both Europe and North America. Importantly, Dorel notes that the gains are in the majority of the brands sold to IBD customers and are not limited only to Cannondale.Earnings improved from last year based on increased sales and higher margins, but results at the Apparel Footwear Group (AFG) were disappointing and were a drag on the segment’s earnings.Despite its small size relative to the total Recreational/Leisure segment, quarter-over-quarter earnings decreased by over US$2 million at AFG. Going into 2011, renewed focus on this business and earnings improvement initiatives are expected to help the segment’s performance this year.For the full year, Recreational/Leisure revenues were up 13.7% to US$775.0 million, compared to US$681.4 million a year ago. Organic sales growth was approximately 11%. All divisions contributed to the increase, with the exception of AFG whose sales were flat.There were several reasons for the improvement. In North America, the successful Schwinn advertising campaign increased sales, particularly at mass merchants, contributing to single digit sales growth. The advertising spent for this initiative exceeded US$5 million for the year.Sales to large customers in Canada were up over 25% from the prior year and have more than doubled since 2008.Cycling Sports Group (CSG) sales to IBD customers in both the US and Europe increased by over 20%, with new product innovation driving sales of new models introduced in the year. Sell through at retail was reported to be strong and market penetration increased.www.dorel.comlast_img read more

Parker fit as Fulham injury problems ease

first_imgFulham captain Scott Parker has recovered fully from an ankle injury and several other long-term absentees are edging closer to full fitness, boss Kit Symons has revealed.Parker missed last weekend’s FA Cup draw at Sunderland with an ankle injury but will be available for the league trip to Blackburn on Saturday.Sean Kavanagh, who needed stitches in his knee after the FA Cup third-round replay win at Wolves two weeks ago, is on the road to recovery, while defenders Fernando Amorebieta and Tim Hoogland will resume full training next week after almost three months on the sidelines.AdChoices广告Larnell Cole and Liam Donnelly, who have missed the entire season through injury, are also back in full training.Symons said: “I’m really pleased with the way it’s all looking at the minute.“Scotty did modified training on Monday, had a good hit on Tuesday, and trained very well again today [Thursday] so he’s back fully fit and in contention.“Fernando and Tim Hoogland are both doing modified training at the moment, so they’re in for the start of the session, they do the warm-up, passing, some possession.“As from next week they’ll both be in full training, with a view then to the week after.“We’ll probably look to arrange some sort of friendly game to start getting them game time.“Sean Kavanagh was running this morning as he’s had his stitches taken out now. They were in for 10 days I think but there’s no underlying damage, so he won’t be too far away either.”Meanwhile, defender Josh Passley has joined Portsmouth on a month’s loan, while Stephen Arthurworrey’s deal with Yeovil has been extended until the end of the season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

FA Cup Review: Chelsea, Southampton Secure Last Four Spots

first_imgPremier League champions Chelsea and Southampton have completed the semifinal lineup for the FA Cup after they secured wins over Leicester City and Wigan Athletic respectively.Chelsea needed an extra time goal from substitute Pedro Rodriguez to beat their hosts Leicester City 2-1 in their last eight tie on Sunday.The Blues had taken the lead through underfire Spanish striker Alvaro Morata who ended a 13-game scoreless run before Jamie Vardy scored late for Leicester to take the game into extra time thus paving the way for Pedro to win the game for Antonio Conte’s men on the stroke of 1st half extra time.In the earlier FA Cup game played on Sunday, Danish midfielder Pierre Hoejbjerg and Cedric Soares scored in the second half to give Southampton a 2-0 win at giantkillers Wigan Athletic in their quarterfinal tie.Until the loss to Southampton, English League One outfit Wigan had knocked out three Premier League sides namely Bournemouth, West Ham United and Manchester City.Chelsea and Southampton have now joined Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the semis.RelatedFA Cup Review: Chelsea Scrape Past Stubborn Norwich Via Penalties; Premier League Sides Swansea And Bournemouth Experience Contrasting FortunesJanuary 18, 2018In “England”Wigan Stun 10-Man City Out Of The FA Cup As Lightning Strikes AgainFebruary 19, 2018In “England”FA Cup 5th Round Draw: Big Guns Kept ApartJanuary 29, 2018In “England”last_img read more