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Rocky Mountain latest brand to recall bikes over QR/disc rotor hazard

Published May 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain is recalling 17,300 bikes in the U.S and 61,000 in Canada because the front quick release can come in contact with the disc brake rotor. Last fall, 13 bike brands announced a recall of about 1.5 million bikes because of a similar concern. Earlier in 2015, Trek recalled about 900,000 bikes because of the issue.

Rocky Mountain's recall involves all 2003 through 2016 models of Rocky Mountain bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release lever on the front wheel. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disc brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall.

Consumers are being told to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel. Consumers can contact Rocky Mountain toll-free at 800-663-2512 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at or online at and click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page.

More information: CPSC recall notice

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