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Bicycles and Framesets Recalled Due to Crash Hazard; Manufactured by Open Cycle

  • Recalled OPEN Cycle UP Ekar bicycle
  • Recalled OPEN Cycle UPPER Ekar bicycle
  • Recalled OPEN Cycle WIDE Ekar bicycle
  • Recalled OPEN Cycle MIND Ekar bicycle
  • OPEN logo location
  • The model name on the top of the top tube, near the seat tube
  • Design of recalled frameset
  • Recalled frame port insert located inside the frame
Name of Product:
Open Cycle UP Ekar, UPPER Ekar, WIDE Ekar and MIND Ekar bicycles

The rear brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Recall Date:
March 30, 2023

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Consumer Contact

Cycle Force toll-free at 877-245-3243 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, email at or online at or and click on Support then “Recalls & Safety” located at the top of the page. 

Recall Details


This recall involves Open Cycle-branded bicycles, models U.P. Ekar, UPPER Ekar, WIDE Ekar and MIND Ekar; and all Open Cycle framesets using a Campagnolo hydraulic rear disc brake. They were sold in matte black, blue, gray, orange or a custom color. Only bicycles and framesets with Campagnolo hydraulic brakes and hoses are included in this recall. The “OPEN” logo is located on the top of the downtube and the model name on the top of the top tube, near the seat tube.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and contact their local bicycle dealer to schedule free installation of the repair kit. The repair kit includes a hydraulic brake hose/line, and a new frame insert for the rear brake hose and rear shift cable.


Open Cycle has received two reports of Campagnolo brake hoses becoming damaged. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at from November 2021 through February 2023 for between $5,000 and $8,300.
Open Cycle AG, of Switzerland

Messingschlager USA LLC., dba Cycle Force, of Ames, Iowa

Manufactured In:
Recall number:
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