Trek Recalls Disc Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

10 incidents have been reported, including one injury involving a broken vertebra

Trek Recalls Disc Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
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January 24, 2017

Trek is recalling approximately 800 of its 720 Disc bicycles, along with 300 wheel sets. The front brake caliper can come into contact with a broken spoke, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

This recall involves model year 2015, 2016, and 2017 Trek model 720 Disc bicycles and Bontrager Approved TLR disc 700C 24H Front and Rear Wheels with silver spokes. Trek's model 720 Disc bikes have a lightweight aluminum frame and vibration-damping carbon fork. The bicycle models were sold in 49 cm through 61 cm frame sizes. Trek is printed across the bicycle frame. The model number can be found on the down tube. The aftermarket wheels are marked Bontrager TLR on the rim, and will have 24 silver spokes.

To date, Trek has received reports of 10 incidents where either the wheel spoke contacted the bike's brake caliper or the spokes broke at the hub, including one reported injury involving a broken vertebra.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and wheel sets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and free replacement wheels.

The recalled products were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2016 for between $1,500 and $1,900 for bikes and March 2015 through November 2016 for aftermarket wheels for between $80 and $90. In addition, about 160 bicycles and 40 wheels were sold in Canada.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns regarding this recall should contact Trek at (800) 373-4594.