The bike maker Trek has recalled almost 1 million of its bicycles, but those Trek bikes in use at the Summit Bechtel Reserve are not included in the Trek recall.
That’s good news for Scouts planning to bike at SBR this summer, but if your troop or crew owns or uses any Trek bikes, I’d recommend you take a look at them right away.
Trek announced this week it would recall 900,000 bikes in the United States after an injury paralyzed a rider.
The affected bikes, according to the official recall notice, include “any Trek bicycle equipped with disc brakes and a front quick-release lever that can open beyond 180 degrees and contact the disc brake assembly.”
The recalled bikes have a black or silver quick-release lever on the front wheel hub. The lever can open beyond 180 degrees and contact the disc brake assembly.
Bikes with front quick-release levers that don’t open a full 180 degrees are not included in the recall. Neither are bikes with rim brakes.
The Trek bikes being recalled were sold between September 1999 and April 2015. They were priced between $480 and $1,650.
If you have an affected bike — or even if you think you might — Trek wants you to stop using it and contact an authorized Trek retailer to get a new, free quick-release lever.
As for the bikes at SBR, the team there posted this message on the official SBR Facebook page moments ago: “Although we do have a small amount of Trek bicycles in our fleet, our bicycles have a completely different type of quick release that is not included in this recall.”