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Trek recalls Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems

Published August 25, 2022
Also involved: bikes that spec'd the handlebars/stems.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling all 2022 Speed Concept SLR models, 2021-2022 Emonda SLR models, and Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems sold as an aftermarket product.

The recall, in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is because the carbon base bar and handlebar/stem can crack if overloaded. Customers should stop using the components and the bikes equipped with Aeolus RSL VR-C handlebars/stems and contact their local Trek dealer.

The CPSC said Trek has received 37 reports of broken handlebars, including one report of injury resulting in scrapes and bruises.

The bikes and components were sold nationwide and online at and other online retailers from May 2020 through June 2022. About 3,200 bicycles and 900 aftermarket handlebars/stems were affected, in addition to about 530 bicycles and 115 aftermarket handlebars/stems in Canada.

CPSC recall notice: Trek Bicycle Corporation Recalls Road Bikes and Bicycle Handlebar/ Stems Due to Fall and Crash Hazards.

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