Specialized has issued a recall notice on its website for the steerer tube collar on select Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles.
According to ‘reports from the field’, the steerer tube collars on these models may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, which may in turn result in a sudden loss of steering control while riding.
A message from Jon Goulet, Director of Global Quality and Rider Care at Specialized, said on the company’s website:
“We are voluntary recalling the steerer tube collars on these bicycles and are replacing them with a new, improved collar which, together with an adjustment to the torque setting, will significantly improve the collar’s resistance to stress corrosion cracking. We have reported the matter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and are working closely with them on a press release announcing the recall shortly.
“Please stop riding your bicycle immediately and visit your local Authorized Specialized Retailer to have a new steerer tube collar installed, at no cost to you. We wish to apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
Affected models are outlined here.