Giant is recalling 2013 model year XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 hardtails equipped with the company's Contact SLR carbon seatpost, as well as 2013 27.2mm Contact SLR posts sold aftermarket. The recall applies to products purchased at bicycle retailers across the United States between November 2012 and May 2013.
There have been five reports of the 2013 Contact SLR seatpost breaking. No injuries have been reported. Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled seatposts immediately and contact a Giant dealer for a free replacement. The bikes sold for between $4,300 and $7,700. The aftermarket Contact SLR seatpost cost $200.
For more information, call Giant tollfree on (866) 458-2555 from 9am to 4pm PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.giant-bicycles.com and click "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.
Giant Contact SLR carbon seatpost