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Cannondale Slate safety notice: Don’t run it tubeless

Cannondale is recalling all 2016 Slate bicycle wheels because of potential tire failures when riders attempt to set the wheels up tubeless.

Cannondale is issuing a safety notice for all 2016 Slate bicycle wheels because of potential tire failures when riders attempt to set the wheels up tubeless.

When modifying the rims to run them tubeless, the tire bead may not seat properly and the tire could come off the rim while riding. Cannondale has received reports of this occurring in the field.

Cannondale says the bike is safe when ridden with an inner tube in each wheel, but riders who have modified their Slates to run tubeless should immediately stop riding and re-install the inner tubes in both wheels before riding again.

The Slate wheels being recalled can be identified by the “Slate” logo decal on both front and rear wheels. The decals come in three colors: black, orange, and green. If your bike has these Slate wheels, you can contact an authorized Cannondale dealer to receive replacement wheels at no cost. Even if you don’t plan on modifying the wheels to tubeless, Cannondale would like every Slate owner to exchange the old wheels for the new set.

The replacement wheels use Mavic’s XM419 rims, which are suitable to convert into tubeless systems.

To receive the replacement wheels, fill out Cannondale’s contact form and your region’s dealer will be in touch when replacement wheels are available.