In light of SRAM recalling all of their hydraulic disc brakes with less than a month to go to Nationals, racers with the brakes were naturally concerned about what they would be doing for the big race. SRAM already has a replacement plan in place, but for those heading to Nationals, there’s another, more immediate option if you don’t have time to get to the shop before packing up your bike.
SRAM Offers Free Hydraulic Brake Replacement at ’Cross Nationals
In an effort to expedite the recall effort of their hydraulic road disc brakes, SRAM will provide a free exchange and installation service at the US Cyclocross Nationals event in Boulder, Colorado.
Amateur athletes whose bikes are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes can bring their bikes to the SRAM tech truck for the free replacement service onsite starting at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, through Saturday. Transitionary Avid mechanical disc brake systems will be installed free of charge. Riders can refer to SRAM’s recall site for further details.
“The recall has especially impacted the US cyclocross community in advance of Nationals. Our race tech staff will work to be sure that any affected athletes bikes are race ready,” stated SRAM’s Global Marketing Director David Zimberoff.
All riders will be serviced but those racing cross nationals will be prioritized. Athletes can register themselves for the recall onsite and the exchange service is expected to be same day. SRAM will have extra staff onsite to answer questions and assist riders. SRAM road hydraulic rim brake exchange will also be available.