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SRAM Recalls Zipp 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 Front Hubs

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In February, SRAM issued a recall for first generation Zipp 88 aluminum hubs. Now, that recall has been expanded to include additional versions produced from 2010 through 2015. The recall includes hubs and front wheels with the Zipp 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 aluminum front hub, as well as their quick release skewers. According to SRAM, the flange that retains the spokes and/or the skewer’s lever could fail to remain closed, and either could cause a crash.

Click through for more images, links and the press release…

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PRESS RELEASE #1: SRAM has issued a recall for the wheels featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 aluminum front hub.  As with the Zipp 88 hub, the aluminum front hub flanges on the Zipp 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 could fail and could cause a crash.

To identify the recalled version of the front hub please see attached document or refer to the U.S. CPSC link.

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PRESS RELEASE #2: SRAM, in cooperation with the CPSC, has initiated a recall of some Zipp quick releases. The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing a crash and injury hazard. To date there have been no reports of crashes or injuries. Globally 18,530 quick releases were sold in both titanium and steel between March 2015 and December 15, 2015. Only skewers without markings on the underside of the lever are affected by this recall.

To identify the recalled quick release please see attached document or refer to this U.S. CPSC link.

 

 

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Garrett
Garrett
7 years ago

Looootta SRAM recalls…

Pit
Pit
7 years ago

Wow pretty crazy, that is a sh*t ton of wheels to recall. I am sending mine 2013 404FC in tonight haha. Thee is a thread on slowtwitch showing several hubs with the flange blown apart. The metal in the flange looks to be failing, or aging to a brittle state or something.

Pit
Pit
7 years ago

Still love the rims though, the FC version can take a beating. Maybe wiill recall front and rebuild rear with dt 240.

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

Is this same as of different to the QR getting caught in the spokes that Trek and Specialized etc did the recall for last year ?

Chefdog
Chefdog
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Different. That was a disc specific issue with cheap QR skewers catching in the disc.

Craig
Craig
7 years ago

This will be a costly recall for the brand I imagine.

John
John
7 years ago

The Pro Tour in Europe may have to reconsider their Zipp wheels??? I have two Zipp wheel sets, not looking forward to having no wheels during the recall……

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
7 years ago

Zipp was going downhill well before the dates of all these recalls. Over 20 years of trying to make hubs and all the running changes made between models, they’ve never been able to hang their hat on a single one.

Darryl Duck
7 years ago

All the failed hubs in this series I have seen have been rear ones. Obviously Zipp considers a failed rear wheel not dangerous enough to recall the both. Now do I loose my wheels for a stupid amount of time or just get some DT240’s and do it myself?

SMW
SMW
7 years ago

SRAM ,Zipp… now the same company – same Quality Control Processes…. what a mess!!!!

Dave
Dave
7 years ago
Reply to  SMW

“Is this same as of different to the QR getting caught in the spokes that Trek and Specialized etc did the recall for last year ?”

No, apparently these skewers fail to latch and can open spontaneously. The Trek/Spec recall was for skewers that if not closed properly by the rider, could come open and catch in the brake disc but, if used right there was no problem.

silverlining
silverlining
7 years ago

DT Swiss 240, Sram…. Zipp.

MaraudingWalrus
7 years ago

Welp, this is inspiring for the two sets of NSW wheels I just ordered for a customer.

Bikemark
Bikemark
7 years ago

Is there a lesson somewhere in this saga? Like, maybe they should start buying off the shelf tech from Chris King, WI, DT Swiss because whatever they’re “saving” by manufacturing hubs in house is being exceeded by a factor of — insert exponent — in recall costs, damage to the brand’s reputation, customer ire, and dealer ill will (overhead). People don’t buy Zipps because of their hubs, but they probably avoid them because of the hubs. Contrast Zipp with Enve, which focused resources on getting the rims right while buying off the shelf hubs.

Just a comment from the sidelines.

KL
KL
7 years ago

SRAM again?? Never ending saga…..

Tron
Tron
7 years ago

If forced to ride standard shallow aluminum rims, this might lead to Freds realizing that a riding deep section rims on a “training” ride does absolutely nothing for your health, comfort, or safety. THE HORROR.

greg
greg
7 years ago

This has been a long time coming. Question really is why it took so long. Similar to the comment above, it’s been mostly rear wheels whose shell blows up, but I’ve seen some fronts as well. QR one baffles me. Either they don’t go over-center enough, or the longer lever makes it easier for someone to bump them to unscrew like a wingnut.

Stuart
Stuart
7 years ago

Can I post a pic somehow of the failed front ring I had in 2014? 808 that had been raced 5 times and it was definitely some metallic weakness/failure. At the time it was not common and they just replaced the ring – guess it got more common!

Scary thing was the ring just fell off and the spoke heads were completely exposed to pop out. Wouldn’t be fun at speed, glad I spotted it in pre-season checks.

Ano
Ano
7 years ago

How the hell did they manage to mess up an open cam QR?!

Sideburnz
Sideburnz
7 years ago

Thanks for letting us dealers know! Still wating for a dealer announcement from Sram/Zipp over here

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