March 6, 2014

Tektro USA and TRP Recall Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers

Name of product: Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers

Hazard: The brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the brake calipers to fail. Lack of brakes results in loss of control and a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury to the rider and others

Units: About 2,000

Description: This recall includes Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold as original and aftermarket equipment in 2013. Spyre calipers have a black anodized caliper body and a silver actuator arm with “Spyre” on it. Spyre SLC calipers have a polished aluminum caliper body and a black composite actuator arm with “Spyre SLC” on it. Recalled calipers have a fastening screw with a hollow six-pointed star-shaped head with no markings on it and a 3 millimeter pad adjust screw on the outward side. The recalled calipers were also sold as original equipment on bicycles manufactured or distributed by  BTI, Diamond Back Bicycles, Giant Bicycles, Hans Johnson Co (HJC), Kona, Marin Bikes, Quality Bicycle Products, Raleigh America 

Sold at: Retail bicycle shops nationwide and online at universalcycles.com, tektro-usa.com and trpbrakes.com from April 2013 to December 2013 for about $90 for the Spyre caliper and about $110 for the Spyre SLC caliper.

Importer: Tektro USA/TRP, of Ogden, Utah

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bikes equipped with the recalled brake calipers and return the calipers to the original place of purchase or Tektro USA/TRP for a free replacement with an improved version.

Consumer Contact: Tektro USA or TRP customer service toll free at (877) 807-4162 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, e-mail info@trpbrakes.com or online at www.tektro-usa.com or www.trpbrakes.com  and click on “View All” in the Latest News box, then click on the Spyre Recall for more information.