SRAM recalls older Zipp 88 front hubs

Potential wheel failure affects 12,000 units, including 303 and 404 models

SRAM is recalling Zipp 88 front hubs sold between October 2008 and December 2010. This comes after two reports of collapsed front wheels that resulted in injury due to a failure at the front hub’s flange ring. This recall affects an approximate 12,000 units.


Those affected feature a silver alloy hub shell. The outside flange ring is gray in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 1 inch.

The old affected model compared to the new models :

Simply check your hub to see

The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring. The other versions – not affected by this recall – do not have the Z logo on the flange ring.

Certain types of complete bikes from Specialized, Giant, Felt, Orbea and Cannondale were sold with ZIpp wheels with these hubs. A listing of these brands and their model types can be viewed here.

This series of hub was used in all performance Zipp wheelsets from the 101 up through the 303 and 404 to the 1080. Some of affected hubs were on wheels sold separately.

SRAM said affected hubs will be replaced free of charge.

Those in the USA affected are advised to contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit or and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Outside of the USA, those affected are advised to contact their original point of purchase or local bike store for more information and to arrange a return. We’ve been told by SRAM Australia that dealers will be reimbursed for their time.


For more information of the recall, visit the CPSC website.