Recently, Trek recalled a million bikes. According to the recall, it is possible for the quick release mechanism on the front disc brakes to get stuck in the disc rotator, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle. Trek riders should be aware of the recall.
The product itself is not defective. Rather, the mechanism is something which would create a very real and substantial risk of an accident if the quick release is not properly tightened and closed. Unfortunately, the lever can end up in an open position if an obstacle catches and flips it or if the cyclist tightened the lever improperly. The first scenario is theoretically possible but extremely rare. Any object that hits a properly tightened front quick release with enough force to flip it open is likely going to cause a crash by itself. Far more common is the second scenario, where the cyclist improperly tightened the quick release.
Our Denver bike accident attorneys encourage cyclists who may be affected by this recall to thoroughly inspect their bicycle. If affected, stop using the bicycle immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release system. It is quick, easy and can save your life. For more information on the fact Trek recalled a million bikes, or to discuss a bike accident, contact us at 720.863.6904 or feel free to email us to schedule your free consultation. Our lawyers handle a wide range of cases, including Car Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Bike Accidents, Motorcycle Collisions, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Dog Bite Accidents, and any other form of personal injury in Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Commerce City, Lakewood, Littleton, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, and other parts of metropolitan Denver, Colorado.