17 brands recall 1.5 million bikes for quick-release issue

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

Bikes from the 17 brands that have quick releases which open wide enough to get within 6mm of the rotor are included in the recall

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. 

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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

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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 Page Phone Number 
Accell North America  Diamondback, Raleigh  2004-2015

www.diamondback.com

www.raleighusa.com

800-251-8435

800-251-8435

Advanced Sports International Breezer, Fuji, SE 2005-2015

www.breezerbikes.com

www.fujibikes.com

www.sebikes.com

888-286-6263
Cycling Sports Group Inc. Cannondale, GT 1998-2015

www.cannondale.com

www.gtbicycles.com

800-245-3872

800-843-2453

Felt Racing LLC  Felt 2006-2015 www.feltbicycles.com 866-433-5887
G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.   Jamis 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com 800-533-9010, ext. 237
Giant Bicycle Inc.   Giant 2003-2004

www.giant-bicycles.com

866-458-2555
Haro Bikes  Haro 2000-2015

www.harobikes.com

800-289-4276
LTP Sports Group Inc. Norco 2000-2015 www.norco.com

800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada)

800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)

Performance Bicycle Inc. Access 2009-2015 www.performancebike.com 800-727-2453
Quality Bicycle Products Civia Cycles 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com  877-311-7686
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Novara 2002-2015 www.rei.com 800-426-4840
Ridley Bikes Ridley  2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 877-283-7545
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.  Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com 800-722-4423