Failures spark recall of Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs

Bicycle component maker SRAM is recalling 12,000 Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs after two reports that the aluminum front hubs had failed, causing injuries to the rider when the front wheel collapsed.

Recalled front hub; 1st generation Zipp 88

Recalled front hub; 1st generation Zipp 88

SRAM learned that the retaining ring on its first generation Zipp 88 front hubs could fail, resulting “in the ejection of all the wheel’s spokes.”

SRAM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges anyone with Zipp 88 hubs on their bike to stop riding them and contact SRAM for a free replacement.

The hubs were sold separately and mounted on several models of bicycles made by Specialized, Giant, Felt, Orbea and Cannondale. They were sold or installed on bicycles between October 2008 and December 2010.

The faulty hubs have a “Z” logo on the flange ring; Zipp hubs without the “Z” logo are not included in the recall.

Recalled hub showing "Z" on ring

Recalled hub showing “Z” on ring

Owners with the faulty hub, or who think they have a faulty hub, can contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

More information on the CPSC website.

Bicycles sold with 1st generation Zipp 88 hubs:

 

Brand Models
Specialized 2010 TARMAC SWorks Super Light
2010 SWorks Transition
2011 SWorks Tarmac SL3 Limited
Giant 2009 TCR Advance SL 0
2009 Trinity Advance SL 0
2010 TCR Advance SL 0
2010 Trinity Advance SL 0
Felt 2009 AR Team Issue
2009 DA
2009  B2 Pro
2010 DA
2010  DA Di2
2010  B2 Pro
Orbea 2010 Orca  RED
2010 Orca  Di2
2011 Orca GRD
2011 Ordu GDi2
2011 Ordu GLT
Cannondale 2010 Super Six Hi Mod Di2
2010 Slice Hi Mod Ultimate

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