Recall: 2016 Cannondale Slate Bicycles
July 25, 2016 1 Comment
This safety notice affects all 2016 Cannondale Slate bicycles sold worldwide.
All 2016 Slate models are sold with inner tube tires. When modification is attempted to run tubeless, (i.e. removal of the inner tube) the tire bead may not seat properly in the rim and the tire could come off the rim. Cannondale has received reports of this occurring in the field, posing a safety risk.
If the inner tube is removed from the rim, the tire bead may not seat properly in the rim and the tire could come off the rim, which could lead to an accident and risk of injury.
Slate is safe when ridden in the original condition with an inner tube. Any riders who have modified their Slates to run tubeless should:
- IMMEDIATELY STOP RIDING, and have inner tubes returned /installed in both wheels before riding again.
- CONTACT AN AUTHORIZED CANNONDALE DEALER to receive a no-cost replacement wheel set. Use the contact for your region below. Your Dealer will contact you when the replacement wheel sets are available.
Is it okay to ride my Slate in its original configuration (with an inner tube)?
Yes! This issue only affects those riders who wish to modify their Slates to run tubeless. However, while it is not unsafe to run these bikes with tubes, we would like everyone to receive a new wheelset.
I ride my Slate tubeless, what should I do?
Stop riding, convert your Slate back to using inner tubes, and visit your Cannondale dealer to receive a free set of replacement wheels with upgraded rims that will ensure maximum performance and safety when riding tubeless.