Bicycle Recalls: Frames and Cranks
Several bicycle manufacturers were forced to recall their products in last couple weeks. For riders, it seems recalls are more and more common. Here are just a couple.
The Full Speed Ahead Company of Woodinville, Washington, recalled its BB30 Gossamer crankset installed as standard equipment on a number of high-end bikes including Felt, Bianchi, and Cannondale. The cranks were manufactured in Taiwan by TH Industries. To find out if your bike has the defective cranks, contact Full Speed Ahead at (877) 743-3372 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm’s website at www.fullspeedahead.com.
The Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and the importer, Giant Bicycle Inc. have recalled the Giant Anthem X29 bicycle. The frame can crack during normal use and cause the rider to fall. These bikes were expensive, between $2,200 and $3,500, and sold all over the country. If you think you may have one of these bikes, contact Giant at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.giant-bicycles.com