Specialized is recalling about 1,000 S-Works road bicycles because the rear wheel can come out of the dropout causing fractures in the rear triangle.
This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. They were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black, and green and blue color combinations. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube.
The firm has received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle, including one report of a rider suffering a minor injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized retailer for free installation of a new rear derailleur hanger and a safety inspection.
The bicycles were sold at authorized Specialized retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 and $12,900. They were made in China.
Consumer contact: Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com.