3T Recalls Aura Pro Cervélo Aerobars
BREMBATE, Italy – High-end components and accessory brand 3T is voluntarily recalling all Aura Pro Cervélo Custom Edition aerobars for a safety upgrade.
Owners are asked to fit four longer bolts that attach the extension clamps to the basebar in place of original ones. These clamps may detach during use, posing a fall or injury hazard to the rider. Only bars fitted as original equipment to some 2013-model Cervélo bikes were affected.
Cervélo P3 and P5
The replacement bolts are sent free of charge by 3T. The Aura Pro Cervélo Custom Edition aerobars mounted on the Cervélo P3 with Shimano Ultegra and the Cervélo P5 SRAM Red are included in the recall. These were sold as complete bikes from September 2012 to January 2013.
The recalled Cervélo Custom Edition aerobar has wider armrests than the standard 3T Aura Pro. Armrests have 4 cradle-clamp bolt locations. The standard Aura Pro armrests have only one cradle-clamp bolt location. It was supplied in only one version and color, finished in gloss black with a white 3T logo on the basebar’s top surface.
Aero bars that have green stickers on the clamps, or that have black bolts have already been retrofitted with the new, longer bolts.
“Fitting is easy”
“We’re truly sorry that owners of these fine bicycles have this problem with our bars,” said a 3T official. “But we must put the safety of all riders first. Fitting the new bolts is quite easy for anyone with basic mechanical skill, but do take advice if you’re not sure and if you can, use a torque wrench to ensure the bolts are tightened to the correct torque setting.”
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