An Open Letter On Disc Brakes From Fran Ventoso of Team Movistar

13 April 2016 I’ve spent thirteen years in the pro cycling peloton and another thirteen moving up the ladder in youth categories. That makes it 26 years on my bike, training every day, enjoying what I like most, my passion. Since I was six, I’ve enjoyed racing, and I continue to do so. I’m so happy to have turned my vocation into a dream job. Just like in any other sport, cycling has … [Read more...]

Colnago Recalls Bicycles and Frame Kits Due to Crash Hazard

Recall Summary Name of Product: Bicycles and bicycle frame kits Hazard: The front brakes can detach from fork during use, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and bicycle frame kits and contact Colnago America for a free inspection. If the hole in the front fork for the brake mounting bolt is not at least 12 mm in depth, the front … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Almost 1 Million Bicycles After Rider Becomes Paralyzed

Trek Bicycles has issued a recall of of almost 1 million bikes after a series of accidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed. The recall includes all Trek models equipped with front disc brakes and a quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees on the front wheel. This lever can get caught in the disc brake, causing the wheel to come to a sudden stop or completely separate from the bike … [Read more...]

Tektro USA and TRP Recall Disc Brake Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers Hazard: The brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the brake calipers to fail. Lack of brakes … [Read more...]

SRAM Recalls Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Due To Crash

SRAM Recalls Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Due to Crash and Injury Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SRAM-Recalls-Hydraulic-Bicycle-Brakes/ ***************************************************************************************** Recall Date: January 14, 2014 Recall Number: 14-079 SRAM Recalls Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Due to Crash and Injury Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard

Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles Hazard: The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: … [Read more...]

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bike Brake Levers Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Bicycle Brake Levers Units: About … [Read more...]