Trek recalls 720 Disc touring bikes, 24-spoke wheelsets

High rate of spoke failure on 2015-2017 model year bikes

Trek in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall for 720 Disc touring bikes sold with 24-hole Bontrager TLR Disc wheelsets.

This recall applies to 1,529 model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek 720 Disc bicycles as well as aftermarket 700c Bontrager TLR Disc wheelsets with 24 spokes used on the front and rear wheels.

There have been reports of broken spokes contacting the front brake caliper, leading to injuries.

Trek 720 Disc owners are urged to stop riding this bike immediately and return it to their authorized Trek retailer for a free inspection and replacement wheelset.

To incentivize this recall, Trek is offering owners a $100 coupon good toward any Trek or Bontrager product.

Visit the Trek Bikes recall page for more information.

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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