Specialized Recalls High End Road Race Bike
MORGAN HILL, USA – Specialized issued a voluntary recall in the US after it received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle after the rear wheel came out of the dropout.
This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. About 1,000 units were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black and green and blue color combinations.
Distribution outside the US
According to Specialized the recalled S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias were distributed via Specialized retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 (5,600 euro) and $12,900 (11,700 euro). The recall doesn’t mentioned if and how units of these recalled bike were distributed outside the US.
The problem can be solved easily with the installation of a new rear derailleur hanger. Therefore consumers are summoned to stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Specialized retailer.