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SRAM recalls 7,000 Avid direct-pull brakes because a rivet can loosen

Published October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SRAM is conducting a recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission of 7,000 Avid SD7 direct-pull rim brakes, sold in the aftermarket and as original equipment on an ElliptiGo model. 

According to the CPSC, a rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failure, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. SRAM has received five reports of loose or detached rivets. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being told to contact SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Fridays or online at

The recall involves the Avid SD7 bicycle mechanical rim brake. There is a date code stamped on the back of the brake arm with the date format DDMMYY representing the day, month and year of manufacture. 

The brakes were sold by bike shops, and online at and, from June 2014 to May 2017. They were also original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles, sold from October 2014 to May 2017.

More information: | SRAM Consumer recall notice.

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