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.
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.
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:
|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 B2 Pro|
|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|