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Bicycle Trailer Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

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November 17, 2011 - Voluntary standard ASTM F2917, Specification for Bicycle Trailer Cycles Designed for Human Passengers, includes trailer cycle test for manufacturers to use, warnings to be placed on product, and content to be added to owner manuals. Approved standard helps manufacturers test trailer cycles intended to be pulled behind bicycles. Steve Nagode, ASTM task group chairman, stated "We were thrilled to help develop a standard for products that will continue to be used by families for years to come."

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Sports Equipment Committee Approves Bicycle Trailer Standard

Press release date: November 16, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A new voluntary ASTM International bicycle standard, developed to assist manufacturers in testing trailer cycles, intended to be pulled behind bicycles, has been approved by ASTM International. The new standard, ASTM F2917, Specification for Bicycle Trailer Cycles Designed for Human Passengers, includes a trailer cycle test for manufacturers to use, new warnings to be placed on the product, and updated content to be added to owner manuals. The ASTM task group that developed the new standard is part of Subcommittee F08.10 on Bicycles, within ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. The group comprises representatives of leading bicycle manufacturers, laboratories, engineering design companies, universities, consumers and regulatory agencies. They collaborated to develop the consensus-based standard to help streamline safety tests for bicycle trailer cycle development within the industry. "We were looking for a standard to apply to our trailer cycle designs and realized there was not already one in place," said Steve Nagode, ASTM task group chairman and senior research and test engineer for REI and Novara. "We were thrilled to help develop a standard for products that will continue to be used by families for years to come." To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation number, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. Technical Contact: Steve Nagode, Recreational Equipment Inc., Kent, Wash., Phone: 253-437-7466; snagode@rei.com

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