- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 23 April 2009
Recall: Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Roubaix Comp and Roubaix Pro bikes from 2004. The cable stop on the bicycle can loosen, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the bike.
Specialized received reports of two falls that resulted in fractures requiring medical attention and surgery.The recalled bicycles are as follows: 2004 Roubaix Comp 18, 2004 Roubaix Comp 27, 2004 Roubaix Pro 18, and 2004 Roubaix Pro frameset models. Only bicycles with a single rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are subject to recall. The cable stop is attached through bonding materials and a single rivet mounted at the front of the bicycle. The cables pass through eyelets in the cable stop on the down tube. Bicycles with a double rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are not subject to recall. The model names of the recalled bicycles can be found on the top tube of the bicycles.
These bikes were sold by Specialized authorized dealers nationwide from September 2003 through August 2004 for between $1,600 and $4,000. They were manufactured in Taiwan.
Secondly Specialized has recalled about 14,000 2009 Specialized bikes due to faulty handlebars. Specialized has received two reports of the handlebar breaking during use, one of which caused a rider to suffer head trauma which resulted in unconsciousness and a puncture wound to the arm.
The recall affects the following bikes, Cross Trail Comp, Myka HT Comp, Myka HT Elite, Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and Rockhopper Comp 29. The model number of the HL handlebar is ALR-13 NTFOV and is located underneath the right hand grip of the handlebar. These bikes were sold from June 2008 through February 2009 for between US$640 and $1,050.
Owners of these bikes should contact a Specialized dealer for a free replacement handlebar.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using their bicycle and return their bicycle to a Specialized authorized dealer for an approved repair, at no cost to consumer.
For additional information, contact your bike shop or visit the firm’s website at www.specialized.com