TRP recalls Spyre mechanical disc brake calipers

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Dec. 11, 2013
A problem with TRP Spyre disc brake calipers can cause the rider to lose braking power. Photo: Logan VonBokel |

Tektro/TRP has announced a voluntary recall of all TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers. The recall affects all brakes, both sold on complete bikes and on the after market, between April and December 6 of this year.

The arm actuating the pistons can over-rotate, which dislocates the balls that move the dual pistons, causing the rider to lose braking power. There has been one reported incident of this happening, but no injuries.

TRP asks that users stop riding the Spyre and Spyre SLC brakes and return to the place of purchase or Tektro/TRP USA for a free exchange.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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