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Specialized recalls about 1,800 bikes with Stout cranks

Published May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling some Fuse Comp and Fatboy SE bicycles with Stout cranks because the driveside crankarm can disengage and cause the rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards.

According to a notice on the Specialized website, the company discovered that some of the cranks "may have been manufactured with an important dimension out of tolerance. In extreme, and very rare cases, this production variation could lead to the driveside crankarm disengaging from the crank assembly, causing a risk of injury." 

The company is recalling about 1,800 of the bikes. 

The bikes came in "Gloss Hyper/Black Clean" and "Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red" colors for Fuse Comp model and "Gloss Warm Charcoal/Black/Gallardo Orange" and "Satin Oak Green/Blac/Rocket Red" colors for the Fatboy SE model. Only cranks with "STOUT" written on either crankarm and equipped with a direct-mount chainring manufactured in 2017 are affected. Cranks manufactured in 2017 are identified if the serial code imprinted on the inside of either crankarm starts with "17."

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles with Stout cranks and contact a Specialized retailer for instructions on how to receive a free replacement crankarm.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Specialized has received no incidents involving the cranks. Consumers can contact Specialized toll-free at 877-808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email or visit

More information: CPSC recall notice | Specialized notice


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