Canyon has issued a recall on some US-spec 2018 Spectral models including both carbon and alloy bikes, all of which have alloy rear ends which might be liable to crack. The recall details are below. Bike sold in Europe are unaffected by this issue as remedial work has already taken place.
Recall Details from CPSC
The chainstays can crack, which can lead to failure of the chainstay, rear wheel detachment and loss of control, posing a crash hazard.
This recall involves model year 2018 Canyon Spectral full-suspension mountain bikes with aluminum chainstays. The bicycle’s chainstays are the aluminum tubes that run from the bottom bracket to the axle of the rear wheel. They were sold in black/red, black/blue, gray/orange, red, and black. Canyon is printed on the downtube. Spectral is printed on the top tube. The recalled women and men’s mountain bikes have the following models numbers: (The model number is printed in the purchase documents.)
- M71 Spectral CF 9.0 PRO,
- M71 Spectral CF 8.0,
- M53 Spectral AL 6.0,
- M74 Spectral WMN CF 7.0,
- M50 Spectral WMN 6.0.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mountain bikes and contact Canyon to receive free replacement and installation of chainstays. Canyon is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The firm is aware of 20 chainstays cracking which could lead to failures. No injuries have been reported.
Exclusively online at Canyon’s website, www.canyon.com, from December 2017 through June 2018 for between $2,400 and $4,500.
All the recall information is available on CPSC site
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