Not So Easy to Ride THIS Bicycle.

Spring is upon us and thoughts turn to spending time outdoors…walking, jogging, bicycling. But be careful if you plan to climb aboard your expensive two-wheeler. The Trek company of Waterloo, Wisconsin just recalled about 900,000 of its bicycles equipped with front disc brakes sold in the United States and 98,000 in Canada. According to the company, an open quick release lever (black or silver) on the front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider. The recall involves all models from years 1999 through 2015 costing between $480 and $1,650. Models with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position are not included in this recall. The recall was prompted by three incident reports, one occurrence resulting in quadriplegia, one in facial injuries and one in a fractured wrist. Trek has committed to remedy the problem by having authorized dealers install new quick releases on front wheels at no charge to the consumer.