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Trek recalling some 2013 Madones for front brake problem

Published December 12, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling about 6,800 Madone road bikes because of a problem with their front brake. The company, which is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision on the recall, said it has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being advised to stop riding the bikes immediately and bring them to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system.

The recall involves model year 2013 Madones with model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9, and serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H.

A list of all serial numbers included in the recall is at Some of the recalled models are custom-ordered Project One Madones. The model number is printed on the frame and the serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the frame. The bikes were sold in a variety of colors. They were sold from July 2012 through December 2013 for between $3,400 and $6,300, and for custom models between $4,000 and $15,000. 

More information: The CPSC recall notice


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