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March 18/16 11:23 am - SRAM Issues Recall for Zipp Front Wheel Hubs

Posted by Editor on 03/18/16

Component manufacturer SRAM has issued a recall in Canada and the U.S. for three models of Zipp-branded front wheel hubs. The hub flange can fail, posing a hazard that could cause falls or crashes. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries.

The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. It can be identified by the Z logo printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 3.71 centimetres (1.46 inches). Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles, while others could have been sold as individual wheels or as part of wheelsets. Approximately 2900 of the affected hubs were sold in Canada (54,000 in the U.S.). The recalled hubs were sold between May 2010 and January 2015 through speciality bike shops.

The affected brands and models are:

Brand Year Models
Cannondale 2010 Slice Hi-Mod SuperX SRAM Red
Cannondale 2011 SuperX SRAM Red
Cannondale 2013 Slice RS Black Edition
Jamis 2010 Xenith T2
Jamis 2011 Xenith SL
Xenith T2
Felt 2009 AR Team
Felt 2010 AR1 Team
DA Di2
B2 Pro
Specialized 2012 S-Works Shiv Di2 X2
S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM New Red X2
S-Works Venge McLaren X2
S-Works Venge Di2 X2
Specialized 2013 S-Works Venge S-Record EPS X2
S-Works Tarmac SL4 Di2 X2

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp front hubs and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.

For more information, consumers can contact SRAM toll free at 1-800-346-2928 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday. Consumers can also visit the SRAM or Zipp websites for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Read the Canadian Recall notice Here.




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