Specialized Bicycle Components announced it is recalling about 1,800 bicycles that use faulty Stout brand cranks after determining that the crank arm can separate from the drivetrain.
No injuries or accidents have been reported, but Specialized is urging cyclists to stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized dealer for a free replacement.
The faulty crank arms were installed on Specialized Fuse Comp and Fatboy SE bicycles. The bikes were sold throughout the US at authorized Specialized dealers for $1,400 to $1,500. Only 2017 cranks with “STOUT” written on either crank arm and equipped with a direct-mount chainring. The serial number for 2017 crank arms is located on the inside of either crank arm and starts with the number “17.”
The crank arms were made in Taiwan and imported for distribution by Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Specialized.