Specialized Cycles has issued a recall on on select Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles. Normally this would be issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but that agency is closed due to the government shutdown, another example of the damage being done to the country by the shutdown. We will post any additional information from the CPSC as it becomes available. The following statement has been issued by Specialized.
Your safety is our top priority. Whenever something happens that may compromise your safety, we take immediate action.
Based upon reports from the field, the steerer tube collar on select Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. When that happens, it may result in a sudden loss of steering control while riding.
List of affected models by Model Year.
We are voluntary recalling the steerer tube collars on these bicycles and are replacing them with a new, improved collar which, together with an adjustment to the torque setting, will significantly improve the collar’s resistance to stress corrosion cracking. We have reported the matter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and are working closely with them on a press release announcing the recall shortly.
Please stop riding your bicycle immediately and visit your local Authorized Specialized Retailer to have a new steerer tube collar installed, at no cost to you.