In an expansive investigation stemming off of the recent recall of over 1 million quick releases on Trek bikes, 13 more companies (that represent a total of 17 brands), that have used the same style quick release on bikes with disc brakes between 1998 and present are coming forward and issuing a voluntary recall through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).
Take a quick look past the break to see diagrams and a video to see if this affects you, and what the big S is offering their affected customers for their trouble…
The bottom QR is the new replacement quick release. Note how the one on the bottom stops much earlier when fully open than the one on the top.
Here is how far the replacement quick release opens which is far from coming within contact of the brake’s rotor. The diagrams below show you what exactly to look for and how to easily test for it by using just a standard #2 pencil.
So far only 2 incidents have been reported as a result to the quick release interfering with the front brake’s disc with only one of those reporting injuries. As an incentive, Specialized will offer customers a gift of approximately US$20 value in addition to the replacement QR and labor. Contact your local Specialized retailer for details.