The lawyers at Grazian and Volpe are ever vigilant for any information that can help cyclers stay safe and avoid injury.
We came across a new brief stating that approximately 6,800 Trek model Madone bikes manufactured as 2013 models have been recalled by Trek Bicycles of Waterloo, Wisconsin.
The reason is that the front brake of this bicycle may fail causing a bicycle crash hazard. Trek has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts but, fortunately, no injuries to date.
Consumers should stop using the bikes immediately and take the bikes to a Trek dealer for a free front brake system replacement.
These are expensive bikes ranging between $3400 and $15,000 and carrying the model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9 and serial numbers starting at WTU and ending with G or H.
We applaud Trek for recalling these bikes before any injuries occurred. Grazian and Volpe have noted an uptick in bicycle recalls by various manufacturers. We feel this is probably due to the surge in cycling as a sport and commuter alternative and the need for manufacturers to supply more inventory to dealers.
Bicycle maintenance and repair are crucial in helping cyclers contribute to a safer cycling environment and avoid bicycle accidents and injuries.
Trek cyclers can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 or online at www.trekbikes.com for more information.
Cyclers interested in bicycle recalls may access the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls.