US-component brand SRAM has confirmed that production of its revised hydraulic brakes will start later this month.
In a YouTube video posted yesterday, SRAM president Stan Day said the company’s road hydraulic disc brake knowhow and production had risen dramatically.
Day also outlined the process of redistributing hydraulic rim and disc brakes sets, though he does not give a date when brakes will be available. Consumers affected by the total recall of brakes – triggered when it was found the brakes didn’t work properly in very cold conditions in December last year – will be the first in line to receive replacements. About 90 percent of original users said they still wanted the new systems.
Following that, old orders from dealers and bike companies will be fulfilled.
The recall, which affected nearly 40,000 sets of brakes was estimated to cost SRAM between US$10 and $15m.
Watch the video here:
Video: Stan Day, SRAM presidents gives hydraulic brake recall update