Bicycle manufacturer Trek has issued a recall for 7,000 of its Allant+7 e-bikes. The recall went into effect on September 28 and covers units sold online and in bicycle stores nationwide from January 2022 through June 2023.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rear brake hose can kink and break when riders turn the handlebars, resulting in a crash hazard. Trek received 58 crash reports, two involving minor injuries, before issuing the recall.
“Trek is recalling all Allant+ 7 e-bike models with Tektro brakes, because the brake hose manufactured by Tektro can get damaged if it interferes with the headlight or headlight mounting bracket. If the brake hose is cut, it could result in loss of rear brake hose function. If this happens while you are riding, you could lose control of the bicycle and fall,” Trek said in a statement sent to Allant+ 7 owners.
What Owners Should Do
Any customers who own a Trek Allant+7 e-bike should stop using it immediately and contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Affected models are the Allant+ 7 (Navy), Allant+ 7 Lowstep (Navy), Allant + 7S (Navy and Matte Quicksilver), and the Allant +7S Stagger. You can locate the exact model name on the top tube of Trek Allant bicycles.
Trek will repair the affected brake line for free.