SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Wheel Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

Recall date: March 16, 2016
Recall number: 16-122
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  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub

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    ZIPP 88v6 front hub

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Black)

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    ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Black)

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Falcon Gray)

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    ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Falcon Gray)

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Silver)

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    ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Silver)

  • ZIPP 88v6, v7 and v8 flange ring and clinch nut

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    ZIPP 88v6, v7 and v8 flange ring and clinch nut

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs

Hazard:

The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

Consumer Contact:

SRAM at 800-346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information. 

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 54,000 (In addition, about 2,900 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall includes SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches. Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. SRAM will post a list of affected bicycle brands and models on its website at www.sram.com.

Incidents/Injuries

SRAM has received one report in the U.S. of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries have been reported in the U.S. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.

Sold at

Speciality bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010 through January 2015. The front hubs sold for about $215. Complete front wheels with the hubs sold for between $1,035 and $1,325. The front wheel was also sold as a wheel set with a rear wheel for between $2,300 and $2,950. 

Manufacturer(s)

Prodigy Group, of Mooresville, Ind. and Decoletaje Y Fujacion, of Spain.

Distributor(s)

SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Manufactured in

U.S. and Spain

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Black)

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Falcon Gray)

  • ZIPP 88v6 front hub (Silver)

  • ZIPP 88v6, v7 and v8 flange ring and clinch nut