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Manufacturer SRAM Has Recalled Hydraulic Brakes

SRAMThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice stating that SRAM hydraulic brake “systems can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.” The recall applies to SRAM’s Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes and Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes.

SRAM hydraulic brakes are sold as an after-market component, and are also included as original equipment on many bicycle brands, including Specialized Bicycles, Felt Bicycles, Norco, Fuji, Cannondale, Diamondback, Jamis, Kona, and Orbea.

SRAM has announced that its replacement plan will focus on safety first, with a second priority of getting cyclists back on the road as soon as possible.  This plan involves initially replacing the potentially dangerous hydraulic brakes with mechanical brakes, and then installing a new generation of hydraulic brakes as soon as they are available.

More information about SRAM’s recall and/or replacement program for the hydraulic brakes can be found at www.SRAMroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com.

2 Responses

  1. Stuck with SRAM

    So in other words… in the rush to get this new revolutionary product to market and grab the consumers money the old hyrdo brakes were not adequately tested before being released on the public… but now that SRAM has become the first to bring it to market and has the consumers money, leaving them stuck in the scenario …now they test the brakes in more depth…?

  2. You might want to click on the link and watch the video. It doesn’t appear to me that anyone is going to be stuck with anything – other than perhaps a bad attitude.