Trek bike recall

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by KCvale, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Trek recalls nearly 1 million bikes after rider paralyzed

    Trek Bicycle has recalled nearly 1 million bikes in the United States and Canada after a rider was paralyzed and two others were injured.
    The recall, issued Tuesday, affects 900,000 bicycles in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada from model years 2000 through 2015.
    The bikes' front wheels can "come to a sudden stop" or separate from the bicycle if the open quick release lever on the front wheel hub comes into contact with the front disc brake assembly, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

    One person was left quadriplegic from the defect, the commission said. Another rider sustained injuries to the face, and another incident resulted in a fractured wrist.

    Trek is offering free replacement quick-releases and a $20 coupon for cyclists who bring their bikes in for inspection and tune-ups.
    The process takes less than five minutes, the Wisconsin-based company said.
    "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you," Trek said in its recall notice. "We value you as a customer and want you to safely enjoy cycling on your Trek bicycle."


    It wouldn't hurt to check your bike regardless of make if you have quick release wheels.

  2. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    No surprise there...I can't see why anyone would trust a quick release on a disc wheel.
  3. coyote888

    coyote888 Member

    every company makes mistakes. at least no one died. this is a ripple to a wave compared to some of the automotive recalls. *cough* toyota gas pedal getting stuck down*cough*
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I'd rather carry around the appropriate wrenches than have some crack addict make off with my $300 wheelset.
  5. jayneedshelp

    jayneedshelp New Member

    or you could just use lockout levers ijs