Diamondback recalls Steilacoom bikes

RCX cyclocross bikes assembled with wrong headset parts

Diamondback is recalling about 40 of the Steilacoom cyclocross bike

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Diamondback is recalling about 40 of its 2013 Steilacoom RCX cyclocross bicycles.


The bikes were made by Universal Cycle Corp., of Guang Zhou, China for Diamondback Bicycles. Some of the bicycles were assembled with incorrect headset parts that could cause the steerer tube to fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall or crash.

No failures or related injuries have been reported.

Bikes included in the recall are the 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX, which are black and sold in 50cm to 59cm sizes “RCX” is printed on the top tube of the bicycle.

The bikes were sold online through Promotive.com and 3point5.com, as well as through Diamondback retailers nationwide from August 2012 through September 2012 for between $900 and $1,100.

Consumers should stop riding their bicycle and take it to an authorized Diamondback dealer to have it inspected. Bicycles found to have the incorrect headset parts will have the fork replaced and assembled with the correct headset parts at no charge.


For more information call Diamondback Bicycles at (800) 222-5527 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.diamondback.com and click the Support tab to get to the recall information.