Canyon Bicycles has recalled its Aeroad CF SLX R081 and Aeroad CFR R065 sport road bikes because of a problem with thin handlebars.
If the clamps for the brakes and shifters are overtightened, the drop bar could crack or break.
Canyon says if the drop bar cracks or breaks, steering control may become loose, increasing the risk of an accident or injury.
The fault occurs because the wall thickness of the drop bars on the bikes' handlebars can be too thin, and the clamping screws where the drop bars connect to the integrated brake and shifting lever may be tightened (or re-tightened) too tightly.
Consumers should stop using the product.
When parts become available from the end of July, Canyon Bicycles will contact consumers to arrange for return of the product and replacement of drop bars or a full refund.
Canyon bikes are sold online only.
The faulty models were available nationally 1 October 2020 – 31 January 2021.
For more information, consumers should contact Canyon Bicycles on 1300 712 003 (Monday to Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-5pm) or go to canyon.com/en-au/contact/.
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