Trek Bicycle introduced yesterday afternoon a right away recall of all 2022 Pace Idea SLR bicycles, 2021-2022 Emonda SLR bicycles, and aftermarket Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems.
These high tier fashions are amongst these utilized by the Trek-Segafredo racing crew. Ladies’s street World Champion Elisa Balsamo rides a bespoke Emonda SLR with rainbow element, whereas the boys’s crew, together with Mads Pedersen and Toms Skujiņš, used SpeedConcept bikes for the person time trials at this 12 months’s Tour de France.
The recall recommendation, issued from the producer’s communications division yesterday, is voluntary, according to the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee.
It has been issued following data relating to the Aeolus RSL VR-C carbon base bar and handlebar/stem, which have reportedly been discovered liable to cracks if they’re overloaded. This represents a hazard to riders as if it have been to happen throughout a experience, it may result in a lack of management and subsequent accidents.
Trek have suggested clients to cease utilizing these bicycles – or any bicycles geared up with the Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems – with fast impact.
“Clients ought to instantly cease utilizing these bicycles or bicycles geared up with the Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems,” the recall advise acknowledged. They’re additional suggested to contact their native Trek retailer.
Retailers are suggested that Trek will present substitute base bars and free set up for Pace Idea SLR bicycles, and a person handlebar and stem for Emonda SLR bicycles and aftermarket Bontrager Aeolus RSL VC-R handlebars/stems, till an up to date handlebar/stem combo is accessible.
Moreover, all clients returning handlebars will obtain a $100 in-store credit score.