Mountain Bike Recall: Canyon Finds Defect in 820 Bicycles

Chainstays can crack, resulting in ‘rear wheel detachment and lack of management.’

German bike producer Canyon Bicycles initiated a voluntary recall final week of 820 mountain bikes, every valued between $2,400 and $four,500.

The recall impacts sure mountain bikes within the model’s full-suspension Spectral line. The fault happens in bikes with aluminum chainstays, the tubes on both facet of the rear wheel that run between the rear axle and backside bracket. In response to the model, these chainstays can crack and trigger the rear wheel to detach whereas using, posing a severe crash hazard.

Canyon stated it has acquired 20 incident experiences regarding the damaged chainstays however is conscious of no accidents.

Canyon 2018 Mountain Bike Recall

Canyon Spectral MTB

Each males’s and ladies’s Spectral mountain bikes are included within the recall. All recalled bikes had been bought on-line by means of Canyon‘s web site between December 2017 and June 2018. See under for the listing of males’s and ladies’s bikes recalled by Canyon.

Canyon Spectral MTB Recall

(M71*) Spectral CF PRO
(M71) Spectral CF
(M53) Spectral AL
(M74) Spectral WMN CF
(M50) Spectral WMN

*Mannequin numbers in parentheses seem on buy paperwork

Canyon stated the affected bikes got here in black/pink, black/blue, grey/orange, pink, and black shade schemes. They’ve the phrase “Canyon” printed on the downtube and “Spectral” on the highest tube.

Canyon urges house owners to cease using these bikes instantly and phone the model at or name at 1-833-226-9661 (7 a.m. to five p.m. PST Monday by means of Friday). Canyon will present “free alternative and set up of chainstays” for these affected.

By Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport exercise junkie – from biking, operating, and (not sufficient) browsing, to ball sports activities, tenting, and cattle farming. If it is exterior, it is price doing. Adam graduated from the College of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: distinctive beer, canines, tales. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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