SRAM LLC of Chicago, Ill., is recalling about 57,000 Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs in the U.S and Canada.

 

The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

 

The company has received one report in the U.S. of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.

 

This recall includes SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs, models ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches.

 

Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. SRAM will post a list of affected bicycle brands and models on its website at www.sram.com.

 

The hubs, manufactured in the U.S. and Spain, were sold at speciality bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010, through January 2015. The front hubs sold for about $215. Complete front wheels with the hubs sold for between $1,035 and $1,325. The front wheel was also sold as a wheel set with a rear wheel for between $2,300 and $2,950.

 

What to do

 

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.

 

Consumers may 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.  

 


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