Specialized issues safety alert on MY19/20 Sirrus builds

Specialized has issued a safety notice against its Sirrus and Sirrus X models made for the 2019 and 2020 model year.

Specialized believes that certain cranks may not have been installed correctly, potentially affecting ride safety. Consumers who believe they have a bike at risk are now urged to visit their local stockist for a check over prior to riding again.

Customers will find the model name on the top tube and written on the right hand side of the seat stay will be the version (for example, “3.0” or “Sport”). The affected component is a two-piece slotted crank that will host a fixing bolt that clamps the crankarm to the axle.

Jon Goulet, Director of Quality for the label wrote to the brand’s notices: “We are working urgently to finalize the fix to this issue and obtain the required government approvals. We’re all riders ourselves, so getting you back on your bike is an absolute priority for our team. We fully expect this to be a simple and quick fix.

“During this chaotic time in the world, the bike has been an outlet for so many of us. We are genuinely sorry to have to ask you to pause. We are committed to making this right as fast as humanly possible.”

Customers are asked to bring their bikes in for service if they are riding any of the following iterations of the Specialized Sirrus:

Sirrus Sport (incl. EQ and Step-Through versions)
Sirrus X Comp Carbon

Sirrus 3.0
Sirrus 4.0
Sirrus X 3.0
Sirrus X 4.0
Sirrus X 5.0

A prior recall also affected the Sirrus, as well as the Roubaix, Ruby and Diverge. This was in relation to a steerer tube issue that saw a handful of corrosion cracking incidents.