Specialized Bicycle Components issues a recall of some 1,350 the Epic 26-inch and Era 26-inch mountain bikes. This voluntary recall was made in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It was found out that the shock absorber mount was breakable and when it does, it can come close to the wheel spokes. Should this happen, the rider might fall, making this a safety hazard the company did not foresee.
Consumers should immediately contact the nearest Specialized dealer for free repairs.
Ever since the release of the two bike models, there has been no incident of injury due to the mountain bike’s component failure reported to Specialized. The company is proactively taking measures to address the problem since November 2009.
Specialized immediately sent replacement parts to all in-stock bikes of its dealers to update the models to the new seatstay upgrade.
The affected models for this voluntary recall involve the following:
2010 Specialized 26″ Era
26″ Epic bicycles:
2010 Epic Marathon Carbon
2010 Epic Marathon Frame
2010 Epic Expert Carbon
2010 Epic Expert
2010 Epic Comp Carbon
2010 Epic Comp
2010 Era FSR Expert Carb
2010 Era FSR Expert
2010 Era FSR Comp
The mountain bikes were sold from September 2009 to October 2009 at retail prices ranging $2,000 to $5,500. For more info, you may get in touch with Specialized by calling toll-free (877) 808-8154 during 9am-5pm Mondays-Fridays. You can also visit www.specialized.com.