Trek UK Quick-release lever recall

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:

TrekSome Trek bicycles were sold equipped with disc brakes and a front quick-release lever that opens past 180° (fig. 1). If the quick release is improperly adjusted or left open on a bicycle which also has a front disc brake, the quick-release lever can become caught in the front disc brake assembly (fig. 2). If this happens, the front wheel could separate or come to a sudden stop and the rider could lose control of the bicycle.

Trek wants you to be safe. You should always correctly adjust the quick release on your bicycle before you ride. Trek Owner’s Manuals contain detailed instructions for proper quick release installation and removal. If you do not have a Trek Owner’s Manual, see your local Trek retailer.

Additional information on proper quick release adjustment, including videos on quick release installation and removal, is available on Trek’s website.

Your safety is very important to us. Therefore, if desired, Trek will replace the front quick-release mechanism on affected bicycles, free of charge. This includes replacement of the specially designed quick release with washers if it has already been installed on your bike.

Affected models

Any Trek bicycle equipped with disc brakes and a front-quick release lever that can open beyond 180º and contact the disc brake assembly is affected. If you are unsure whether your bicycle has this combination, please take it to your local Trek retailer for a free inspection.

What Trek will do for owners of a recalled bicycle

If you own a bicycle that is affected by this recall and would like a replacement quick release, Trek will provide you – through your Trek retailer – with a free replacement quick release, including free installation.

In addition, you will receive a £15 coupon towards any Bontrager product redeemable through December 31, 2015 at your local authorised Trek retailer. This coupon has no cash value. If you have any questions, please contact your retailer, or call Trek on the safety and recall hotline: 01908 360160

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