Specialized Recall: Faulty Part May Cause ‘Loss of Control’

Specialized voluntarily initiated the recall as the Consumer Product Safety Commission remains closed due to the government shutdown.

Specialized has received “reports from the field” that show the steerer tube collar on certain 2017-2019 models may be susceptible to “stress corrosion cracking.” This can result in a sudden loss of steering control while riding, Specialized said in a statement announcing the recall.

Specialized also said it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on a press release to help inform consumers. But as noted on its website, the CPSC is closed until the federal government reopens.

Here’s all the info we have on the Specialized recall.

Specialized Recall: Steerer Tube Collar

Specialized did not say how many bikes were part of the recall. But it did list dozens of model builds spanning 2017, 2018, and 2019 model years. Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bikes have the steerer tube collars in question.

See the graphic below for a full rundown of affected bikes.

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Specialized advised anyone riding one of these bikes to immediately stop riding and take it to an authorized dealer. The brand said mechanics will install a new, improved collar and adjust torque settings to solve the issue. Repairs are free, and owners will incur no cost for labor.

Bike owners can contact Specialized for further information.

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