Be safe, check your equipment and spread the word. There are two wheel-related recalls relevant to our audience from Fuji/Oval and Trek /Bontrager. Both are wheel-related issues, with the Fuji recall involving several models including the Altamira and Cross cyclocross bikes, and the Bontrager includes alloy TLR disc aftermarket wheels. Full recall info from the CPSC below, with Fuji up first and Trek below.

Advanced Sports International Recalls Fuji Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Hazard:
The rear wheel freehub can slip while pedaling, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Replace

Units:
About 650

Description:
This recall involves Advanced Sports International’s 2017 Fuji bicycles with Oval Concepts Rear Wheels. The aluminum or carbon fiber bicycles come in a variety of colors. The bicycle model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. The wheel model number is printed on the rim of the wheel. The hub model number is printed on the drive-side hub flange.

Recalled models:

2017 Fuji Bicycles' Oval Rear Freehub Recall Bikes and Models

Bike ModelWheel ModelHub Model
Fuji Altamira CX 1.1Oval 950 Disc3LLR
Fuji Altamira CX 1.3Oval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji Brevet 1.1 DiscOval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji Cross 1.1Oval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji Gran Fondo 1.1 DiscOval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji Gran Fondo 1.3 DiscOval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji SL 1.3 DiscOval 723 Disc3LLR
Fuji Gran Fondo Elite DiscOval 924 Disc3LLR
Fuji SL 1.1 DiscOval 924 Disc3LLR
Fuji Norcom Straight 1.1Oval 9803NVR
Fuji Norcom Straight 1.3Oval 9803NVR
Fuji SL 1.1Oval 9353NVR
Fuji SL 1.3Oval 9353NVR
Fuji Transonic EliteOval 9503NVR

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes with Oval rear freehubs due to a slippage issue.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes with certain Oval rear freehubs due to a slippage issue.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Altamira, Cross and Brevet among other road models with Oval rear freehubs.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Altamira carbon cyclocross models with Oval rear freehubs.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Altamira, Cross and Brevet among other road models with Oval rear freehubs.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Brevet disc road models with Oval rear freehubs.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Altamira, Cross and Brevet among other road models with Oval rear freehubs.

Fuji recalls 2017 bikes including Cross and other road and cyclocross models with Oval rear freehubs.

Incidents/Injuries:
Advanced Sports International has received four reports of freehub slipping while pedaling. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Advanced Sports International to receive a free replacement freehub body.

Sold At:
Fuji Bicycle and Authorized Oval Concept dealers from April 2016 through October 2016 for between $2000 to $8000.

Importer(s):
Advanced Sports International, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Distributor(s):
Advanced Sports International, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured In:
China and Taiwan

Consumer Contact:
Advanced Sports International toll‐free at 888-286‐6263 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at fujibikes.com or ovalconcepts.com and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

More info: cpsc.gov


Trek Recalls Model 720 Disc bicycles and Bontrager TLR Disc Wheels:

Name of product:
Disc bicycles and wheel sets

Hazard:
The front brake caliper of the disc bicycles and wheel sets can come into contact with a broken spoke, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy:
Replace

Units:
About 800 bicycles and 300 wheels (in addition, about 160 bicycles and 40 wheels were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves model year 2015, 2016, and 2017 Trek model 720 Disc bicycles and Bontrager Approved TLR disc 700C 24H Front and Rear Wheels with silver spokes. Trek’s model 720 Disc have a lightweight aluminum frame and vibration-damping carbon fork. The bicycle models were sold in 49 through 61 cm frame sizes. “Trek” is printed across the bicycle frame. The model number can be found on the down tube.

The aftermarket wheels are marked “Bontrager TLR” on the rim, and will have 24 silver spokes.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes and Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes and Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes and Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes and Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes and Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Trek recalls 2015-2017 720 disc bikes models with Bontrager 24 spoke front and rear TLR disc wheels.

Incidents/Injuries:

Trek has received reports of 10 incidents where either the wheel spoke contacted the bike’s brake caliper or the spokes broke at the hub. There has been one reported injury involving a broken vertebra.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and wheel sets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and free replacement wheels.

Sold At:

Bicycle stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2016 for between $1,500 and $1,900 for bikes and March 2015 through November 2016 for aftermarket wheels for between $80 and $90.

Importer(s):
Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured In:
China

Consumer Contact:
Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

More info: cpsc.gov