Trek Recalls Superfly Bicycles Due to Defective Seatpost
A major bicycle manufacturer is recalling a line of its products due to stability concerns.
Trek, a Waterloo, WI manufacturer, is issuing the recall for Trek 9.8 Superfly bicycles. This includes the FS SL, X1, and XT models. The seatpost on these bikes can crack and break, which will pose a fall hazard to the rider. About 330 bicycles are included in the recall.
The recalled bikes are equipped with Bontrager Approved Carbon seatposts. Recalled bicycles have a serial number ending in J or K. The serial number is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame. Superfly FS, X1 or XT is printed on the bicycle's top tube. Trek is printed on the frame downtube. "Bontrager Carbon" is printed on the seatpost.
Trek has received two incidents report involving the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported.
Superfly bikes were sold at Bicycle stores nationwide from September 2014 through July 2015 for about $5,300 for the FS SL and about $3,500 for the X1 and XT bicycles.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Trek retailer for a free replacement seatpost plus a $20 coupon toward any Bontrager merchandise. The coupon can be used through Dec. 31, 2015.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact the company toll-free at (800) 373-4594.