SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Wheel Hubs
Name of Product:
Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs
The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.
March 16, 2016
About 54,000 (In addition, about 2,900 were sold in Canada)
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.
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.
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.
Prodigy Group, of Mooresville, Ind. and Decoletaje Y Fujacion, of Spain.
U.S. and Spain
SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.
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