Trek has recalled bikes fitted with an integrated stem/handlebars as well the separately sold handlebar units because the bars can crack if overloaded.
Trek says if the base bar or stem/handlebars breaks, the rider could lose control of the bicycle and fall, leading to serious injury.
The base bar systems are used on Trek’s time trial and triathlon bikes as well as on integrated handlebar systems on road bikes designed for racing.
The systems are lighter and more aerodynamic and can integrate cable routing.
The base bar is on all model year 2022 Speed Concept SLR bicycles (SLR 9, SLR 9 eTap, SLR 7, SLR 7 eTap and SLR 6 eTap) and Bontrager Aeolus RSL VR-C stem/handlebars fitted on all model year 2021 (SLR 6, SLR 6 eTap, SLR 7, SLR 7 eTap, SLR 8, SLR 9 and SLR 9 eTap) and 2022 (SLR 6 eTap, SLR 7, SLR 7 eTap, SLR 9 and SLR 9 eTap) Emonda SLR bicycles
The stem/handlebars were also supplied as an aftermarket part (model years 2020, 2021 and 2022)
Riders should immediately stop using bicycles installed with the affected base bars and stem/handlebars.
Owners can contact an authorised Trek retailer to make an appointment for a replacement base bar or stem/handlebars, when available.
The products were sold nationally by authorised Trek retailers between 5 June 2020 and 7 June 2022.
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