17 brands recall 1.5 million bikes for quick-release issue

An open quick-release lever can contact the rotor on disc-brake bikes

Some 13 companies representing 17 brands are collectively recalling disc-brake bikes that have quick-release levers that open more than 180 degrees and can thus contact the rotor. Although a bike should never be ridden with an open QR release, these companies are erring on the side of caution with the voluntary recall of some 1.5 million bikes in North America. 

Involving the identical component, this recall follows a very similar recall by Trek, which affected some 1.7 million bikes, as it included most entry- and mid-level mountain bikes sold since 1999.

This recall involves disc bikes with a black or silver QR lever on the front hub. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. A video showing how to determine if a bike is included in this recall is available at www.quickreleaserecall.com

Here are the brands affected, plus United States contact information for each. Currently the recall only affects those within the US, although we suspect we'll see the recall in other countries soon.

Company Brand Model Year(s)  Web PagePhone Number 
Accell North America Diamondback, Raleigh 2004-2015

www.diamondback.com

www.raleighusa.com
800-251-8435

800-251-8435

Advanced Sports InternationalBreezer, Fuji, SE2005-2015

www.breezerbikes.com

www.fujibikes.com

www.sebikes.com

888-286-6263
Cycling Sports Group Inc.Cannondale, GT1998-2015

www.cannondale.com

www.gtbicycles.com

800-245-3872

800-843-2453

Felt Racing LLC Felt 2006-2015www.feltbicycles.com866-433-5887
G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.  Jamis2005-2015www.jamisbikes.com800-533-9010, ext. 237
Giant Bicycle Inc.  Giant2003-2004

www.giant-bicycles.com

866-458-2555
Haro Bikes Haro2000-2015

www.harobikes.com

800-289-4276
LTP Sports Group Inc.Norco2000-2015www.norco.com

800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada)

800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)
Performance Bicycle Inc.Access2009-2015www.performancebike.com800-727-2453
Quality Bicycle ProductsCivia Cycles2008-2012www.civiacycles.com 877-311-7686
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)Novara2002-2015www.rei.com800-426-4840
Ridley BikesRidley 2014-2015www.ridley-bikes.com877-283-7545
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Specialized2002-2015www.specialized.com800-722-4423
Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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