Trek recalls 2013 Madone bicycles

Front brake can fail posing crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of model year 2013 Trek Madones. According to the recall, an attachment bolt on the front brake can come loose, resulting in a sudden loss of braking power. Approximately 6,800 bikes are affected by this recall. 

The models include:

  • 2013 Madone 5.2 (standard and WSD)
  • 2013 Madone 5.9 (standard)
  • 2013 Madone 6.2 (standard and WSD)
  • 2013 Madone 6.5 (standard)
  • 2013 Madone 7.7 (standard)
  • 2013 Madone 7.9 (standard and WSD)

Some of the recalled models are custom-ordered Project One Madones. Consumers should check the serial number of their Madones. Serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H are included in this recall. The model number is printed on the bicycle frame. The serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the frame of the bicycle.  A full list of all the serial numbers included in the recall can be found at

Consumers who have one of the models listed in this recall are urged to stop riding them immediately and take the bicycle to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake caliper.

For more information visit or call Trek’s recall hotline: (800) 373-4594.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA
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