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Old 05-19-09, 08:09 PM   #1
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Trek recalls 16,000 hybrid bikes

Ironically, this is the suspension that they took from a LeMond road bike. I know some 50+'ers have reported purchasing Trek hybrids.

Trek recalls 16,000 bikes

Trek of Waterloo is voluntarily recalling certain bicycles that may leave riders more at risk of crashing, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The 16,000 bikes involved are 2009 model year Trek 7300, 7300WSD and 7500 with a suspension fork that has "Bontrager SPA" printed on it. The bikes were sold at Trek dealers nationwide from August 2008 through April 2009 for between $640 and $940. The bikesí fork can lose alignment, causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly and the rider to lose control. Four misaligned forks have been found; no injuries have been reported. For more information, call Trek at 800-382-2453.
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Old 05-19-09, 08:41 PM   #2
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My wife and sons bike are in the shop as I am typing this. The LBS told me it was a part that they forgot to install from the factory when they put the thing together. I have a 7500 but it was not part of the recall. When they told me about it they said it was no hurry to get it in and that Trek didn't put a do not ride with recall.
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Old 05-21-09, 12:45 PM   #3
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"The bikes’ fork can lose alignment, causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly and the rider to lose control." This is hilarious, I thought it was the riders obligation to keep the fork in alignment to avoiding a crash? Now it is the bike's fault.
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Old 05-23-09, 10:26 AM   #4
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I guess it would depend on why as well as how suddenly and severely the fork loses alignment.
Otherwise, for example, a tube valve that leaks suddenly, randomly and unexpectedly would not be considered defective since it's the riders obligation to keep his tires properly inflated.
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