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SRAM recalls Zipp 88 hubs

SRAM has recalled 12,000 hubs specced on bikes sold between 2009 and 2011. Consumers are advised to immediately stop riding the flawed hubs

SRAM has recalled about 12,000 Zipp 88 hubs after reports of hub flange ring failures.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcement describes the hubs as follows: “The aluminum hub shell is silver. The outside flange ring is gray aluminum in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink, or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 1 inch. The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring. The other versions — not affected by this recall — do not have the Z logo on the flange ring. The hubs were sold in five bike brands and sold separately.”

The five bike brands that outfitted bikes with these hubs are: Specialized, Giant, Felt, Orbea, and Cannondale. Items were sold between October 2008 and December 2010. A full list of affected models is available on the CPSC website.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled hubs immediately and contact SRAM for a replacement: (800) 346-2928, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on “recall information” for more details.

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