Component manufacturer SRAM has issued a product recall on its hydraulic disc and rim brakes, urging all owners to stop using the equipment immediately, in light of potential failures of a brake lever component.
The recall relates to around 19,000 pairs of Red 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes, with a fault in the hydraulic seals leading to complete failure during sub-zero cyclo-cross events in the US in early December.
“Our analysis shows the cold temperature accelerates the failure of the seal, but that also the sealing could fail in normal temperatures,” said the company in a statement.
SRAM has set up a website with information on the recall. It will replace the hydraulic systems with a mechanical system until the new, revised hydraulic system is ready – at which time SRAM will replace the mechanical system with hydraulic, or give the user a €150 reimbursement. Replacements will be carried out by customers’ local dealerships.
Earlier this week TRP recalled its Spyre mechanical discs due to a potential failure issue.