In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, SRAM has voluntarily issued a safety recall on its 2014 model-year Road Hydraulic Brake Systems because the hydraulic seal material can fail, resulting in the abrupt loss of brake power and the inability to safely stop the bicycle. Shown above are the recalled SRAM Red Road Rim (left) and Road Disc brakes.
What to do
Study the 3 photos here and read the details below to identify if you have the recalled SRAM brakes. If you do, SRAM requests that anyone who has a bike equipped with SRAM Hydraulic Disc or Hydraulic Rim Brakes stop using the bike immediately (or if you purchased the brakes separately, to stop using them).
Identifying the recalled brakes
SRAM is recalling the entire production run (25,350 systems). All products shipped to date, and currently in the market or in inventory are being recalled. Products were sold between May 2013 to December 2013 both separately and on complete bicycles. Shown below are the recalled SRAM S700 Road Rim (left) and Road Disc brakes.
The following SRAM brake models are recalled:
SRAM RED HRD – Hydraulic Road Disc
SRAM RED HRR – Hydraulic Road Rim
SRAM S700 HRD – Hydraulic Road Disc
SRAM S700 HRR – Hydraulic Road Rim
Serial numbers for the recalled Disc brakes have the digit "3" as the fourth digit of the serial number. The serial number can be found at the bottom of the caliper body as shown below.
The brakes were original equipment on the following bicycle brands and models.
|Bicycle Brand/Make/Company||Bicycle Model|
|ASI||Fuji Altamira CX 1.1|
|Cannondale||Super X Hi-Mod Black Inc.|
|Diamondback||Steilacoom RCX Carbon Pro Disc|
Crux Elite Carbon Disc Rival
If you have one of the recalled road hydraulic brake systems, please stop riding it immediately and return it to the point of purchase or your nearest authorized SRAM retailer to arrange for a free cable-operated system to be installed, and to receive a $200 product voucher or cash for the price difference between systems.
The voucher can then be used along with the cable-operated system when the hydraulic system becomes available at a later date.
SRAM contact information
For more information dial 800.346.2928 or click SRAM's Hydraulic Brake Recall.
If you are unsure whether your brakes are part of the recall, please bring your bike to Durst Cycle & Fitness in Urbana or in Champaign for a free inspection.