Quick-Release Lever Issue Prompts Recall from Rocky Mountain Bicycles

The recall applies to 2003-2016 models equipped with a black of silver quick-release lever

Quick-Release Lever Issue Prompts Recall from Rocky Mountain Bicycles
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May 20, 2016

Rocky Mountain Bicycles has announced a recall for bikes due to a potentially dangerous defective part.

The manufacturer is recalling all 2003 through 2016 models of Rocky Mountain bicycles that are equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. The QR lever can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

To assess whether your bike is potentially defective, open the front QR and measure the distance between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel (see image). If it measures less than 6 millimeters (about the width of a #2 pencil), the bicycle is included in the recall.

About 17,300 of the affected bicycles are in circulation in the United States, while 61,000 were sold in Canada. The company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

The bikes were available for purchase through Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide and several online bicycle vendors from May 2002 through April 2016 from between $250 and $15,000.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Rocky Mountain Bicycles by phone at (800) 663-2512 or by email at info@bikes.com.