The road bicycle’s rear wheel can come out of the dropout, causing fractures in the rear triangle. This presents an injury hazard to riders.
Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com on Safety Notices for more information.
This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. They were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black and green and blue color combinations. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized retailer for free installation of a new rear derailleur hanger and a safety inspection.
The firm has received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle, including one report of a rider suffering a minor injury.
Authorized Specialized Retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 and $12,900.
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (Specialized), of Morgan Hill, Calif.
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