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Marin recalls about 3,000 mountain bikes because of bottom bracket concerns

Published August 18, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Marin Bikes is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 2,100 bikes in the U.S. because their bottom bracket spindles can break. Marin also is working with Canadian authorities to recall about 875 bikes that were sold there.

Consumers are being told to stop riding the bikes and contact Marin at 800-222-7557 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Marin will provide consumers with information on receiving a replacement bottom bracket installed.

The recall involves the following model year 2021 Marin Mountain bicycles:

San Quentin 1, San Quentin 20”, San Quentin 24”, Wildcat Trail 1, Wildcat Trail 3, Fairfax 1, Fairfax 2, Terra Linda 1, Terra Linda 2, Presidio 3, Kentfield 2, Kentfield 2 ST, Larkspur 1, Muirwoods RC, San Anselmo DS1, San Anselmo DS2, San Rafael DS1, San Rafael DS2, Hidden Canyon 20” and Bayview Trail 24”. These bicycles were sold in various sizes and color schemes. The model name is printed on the top tube and a “MARIN” decal is on the down tube of the frame.

Marin has received nine reports of broken bottom brackets. No injuries have been reported. The bikes were made in Indonesia; the bottom brackets were made in China.

More information: Marin recall page | CPSC recall notice | Canada recall notice.

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