Specialized Recalls Brake Levers

Specialized Bicycle Components announced a voluntary recall of exclusive designed brake levels. The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational.

Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. So far there are no reports of injury.

The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers of which some 600 sets have been sold. TL-83 levers are designed exclusively for Specialized with aerodynamic handlebars sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules.

The brake levers are also sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The levers are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever. They are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number ‘TL-720’ can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied.

The TL-83 brake levers were put on the market worldwide by Specialized. Authorized Specialized have been instructed to take care of a for free replacement brake levers as soon as a consumer reports at the shop.