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GT recalling some 2017 mountain bikes because of concerns about handlebar

Published June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group is recalling about 1,240 GT mountain bikes because the handlebars can crack.

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GT sold about 1,000 of the bikes in the U.S. and 240 in Canada. 

Consumers can contact Cycling Sports Group at 800-726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at custserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com or online at www.gtbicycles.com and click on Recalls under the Recalls & Safety tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

The recall involves 2017 model year Karakoram Sport, Karakoram Comp, Aggressor Sport, Aggressor Comp and Aggressor Expert. The bikes were sold in a variety of colors including, black, blue, gunmetal grey and neon yellow. Only models with a solid black GT logo on the downtube and a stem marked "Ø31.8 9-10N.m" are included in the recall. The bikes were sold from June 2016 to August 2017 for between $440 and $800.

For a complete list of GT Mountain bicycles included in this recall, visit GT's website. Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized GT dealer or Cycling Sports Group to schedule a free repair of the handlebar and stem.

There have been no consumer incidents or injuries reported as a result of this issue.

According to a GT representative, "In certain cases, the handlebars may develop small fatigue cracks over time, which if not identified, may continue to grow larger and eventually lead to a fracture of the handlebars."

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