Roughly 6,900 Specialised model bicycles bought within the U.S. have been recalled as a result of the bike’s body can crack, in line with a brand new announcement from the U.S. Client Product Security Fee.
The recall includes Specialised Tarmac SL7 bicycles and framesets, which might crack alongside the entrance steering tube after a “harsh impression occasion” akin to hitting a pothole, in line with the CPSC. Specialised has obtained two stories of the steering tube breaking on the Tarmac bikes after harsh impacts, although there haven’t been any stories of accidents.
“Shoppers ought to instantly cease utilizing the recalled bicycles and call Specialised Bicycle Parts for a free inspection and restore,” the USPSC mentioned in a press release posted on-line.
The bicycles have “Tarmac” written on the again of the bicycle’s seat tube and had been bought between July 2020 and August 2021. As Biking Information notes, this model of the Tarmac was solely simply issued in July 2020, which means they’ve solely been round for about 15 months. The bikes retailed for between $3,300 and $15,000, in line with the CPSC, and had been thought of a part of Specialised’s extra “budget-friendly” fashions.
Specialised notes that older variations of the Tarmac aren’t affected by this recall and may be distinguished by the newer fashions simply as a result of newer fashions higher conceal the brake traces via an built-in cable routing headset design.
“We will probably be asking riders to cease using their Tarmac SL7 and head to their native retailer and have these new elements put in,” Specialised mentioned in a assertion to Biking Information. “Retailers worldwide have the elements in inventory and set up will probably be a easy course of.”
“Solely Tarmac SL7 fashions already on the street will want this enchancment. Tarmac SL6 and former fashions don’t require any motion, and all Tarmac SL7 at the moment in retailer and sooner or later may have these new parts,” the assertion continued.