Seattle loves their bikes. But you might want to check yours, to see if it’s made by Trek. Trek is recalling 900,000 bikes across the US because a quick release lever issue in the front brakes, which can either cause the front wheel to come completely off or stop suddenly. The recall affects all models made from 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub. Bikes with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees are not included.
Three incidents have been reported – the most devastating one caused the rider to become a quadriplegic.
Trek says consumers should contact an authorized retailer immediately so they can install a new quick release on front brakes – for free. If your bike is included in the recall, you can also get a $20 coupon good until the end of the year.
See all the recall information here.