- It is wrongly promoted as being directed only to children's bicycles;
- This will have an immediate, significant, adverse impact on:
a. New Jersey Bicycle consumers
b. New Jersey Bicycle dealers
None of the bicycles currently on the market could meet the standard in Assembly Bill 2686
- This would IMMEDIATELY shut down the bicycle retail business in New Jersey
- The Bill would require a quick release retention system on adult bikes that:
a. Works AUTOMATICALLY
b. ALWAYS retains the wheel
There is no commercially available system that meets this impossible standard.
-The Quick Release has been in use for over 50 years
-On today's commercial bicycles, bikes with Quick Releases also come with redundant retention.
-A properly used Quick Release is SAFER than a bicycle with a bolted axle.
Assembly Bill 2686 is ill advised because:
a. It is not directed only at Children's bikes;
b. It will shut down the New Jersey Bicycle business;
c. It will be pre-empted by Federal Law that already regulates bicycles quick releases. Action Plan:
NJ Cyclists should contact your State Senator and ask them not to support the Quick Release Bill ...find your representative(