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    Safety warnings from Specialized and PRO


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    "Specialized have issued a warning to dealers about a problem with some of their 2010 Epic and Era bikes.

    Potentially dangerous hairline cracks have been found on the Brain reservoir mount on the seatstay of some 26in-wheeled models.

    The affected models are: Epic Marathon frame; Epic Marathon Carbon; Epic Marathon Expert; Epic Expert; Epic Comp Carbon; Epic Comp; Era FSR Expert Carbon;, Era FSR Expert; Era FSR Comp.

    Epic 29ers are not affected, and nor are pre-2010 models. For 2010, the Brain mounting tab was modified and moved closer to the rear axle, and this seems to have caused the problem.

    So far, problems have been found on eight bikes. Specialized have stopped short of issuing a global recall, but have sent out a stop sale notice, which means shops should not sell any more of the affected bikes. Replacement seatstays should be available later this month.

    Dealers have been told that if they are contacted by customers about the issue they should "advise them to immediately discontinue riding the bicycle". Responding to the question of whether anyone has been injured, Specialized said: "Not to our knowledge. However, the potential does exist."

    UPDATE: Specialized UK have now issued a public recall of the Epic Marathon Carbon, Epic Expert Carbon, Epic Comp Carbon and Epic Comp bikes. Owners are advised to return their bikes to the point of purchase for a free repair.

    The recall notice says: "Specialized have determined that the mount used to bolt the rear shock reservoir to the seatstay could crack, which could cause the Brain to make contact with the wheel spokes, which could result in a fall. Specialized have reported [their] findings to the CPSC and Trading Standards in the UK, and [are] working with both parties on this corrective action."

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    OLD news..

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    That might be old news but what is not old news is the fact Specialized now wants owners to "...please stop riding immediately."

    From website:

    "If you have an affected bicycle, please stop riding it immediately. A Specialized Dealer will soon contact you by mail with instructions on how to get the affected seat stay on your bicycle replaced with an approved seat stay through a Specialized Dealer, at no cost to you.

    Specialized and Specialized Dealers will move as quickly as possible to replace the affected seat stays and minimize any downtime. For those who own an affected bicycle, Specialized realizes that this may cause you to lose valuable trail time, we apologize and are offering you a small token of appreciation for your patience and loyalty which will be mailed directly to you."

    Hmmm, back on the GT for fridays ride.
    2010 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon
    2008 SL2
    2005 S-Works E5
    and the patience of a 2 yr old.

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    2010 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon
    2008 SL2
    2005 S-Works E5
    and the patience of a 2 yr old.

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