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SRAM Recalls All Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Dec 13, 2013
  • Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM UTC
SRAM's HRD brakes mount to a disc-compatible fork on the Specialized Roubaix. A bike must have caliper mount tabs to be compatible with this braking system.

Effective December 13th, SRAM is recalling all Hydraulic Disc and Hydraulic Rim Brakes, instructing riders to “stop use immediately.”

A smaller scale recall had been issued in November and that is now being extended to all hydraulically actuated road brake systems.

“It has recently come to our attention that during last weekend’s Cyclocross racing in the US, in sub freezing temperatures, several failures were reported,” SRAM announced in a press release. “In these conditions the master cylinder seals failed to hold pressure resulting in abrupt loss of brake power, and an inability to stop the bike. These failures are related to product that is outside the originally stated date code range and unrelated to the original failure mode. No injuries have been reported to date.

“As a result of this new finding, SRAM requests that anyone who has a bike equipped with SRAM Hydraulic Disc or Hydraulic Rim Brakes stop using the bike immediately. All products shipped to date, and currently in the market or inventory will be recalled.”

SRAM is working with US CPSC and similar agencies across in other countries to conduct the recall.

SRAM and Shimano both showed hydraulic road brakes in 2013.

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