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Trek recalls Madone bikes over front brake failures

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Dec. 12, 2013
  • Updated Dec. 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM EDT
According to Trek, the front brake bolt on some 2013 Madones can come loose, allowing the cable clamp to detach. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

Trek has issued a recall on some of its 2013 Madone models due a brake problem, 6,800 in total, citing a potential for front brake failure resulting in a crash.

The affected models were built with a faulty attachment bolt on the front brake quick release. The bolt can come loose, allowing the cable clamp to detach, the consequences of which are predictably bad.

The recall includes model year 2013 Trek Madone bikes with model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7, or 7.9, and serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H. Recalled models include some custom-ordered Project One Madones as well.

The bikes were sold U.S.-wide between July 2012 and December 2013.

Trek has received five reports of loose front brake bolts thus far, though no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system.

To find out if your Madone is affected, visit Trek’s Safety and Recall website and look for your frame’s serial number under the “List of affected serial numbers” link.

For more information, visit the CPSC website or Trek’s Safety and Recall website, or call Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. CST.

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Tech Editor Caley Fretz came on board with VN in September 2010, and now splits his year between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road, 'cross and track racer. He also holds a pro XC mountain bike license, though unlicensed racing is now more his style.

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