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Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Rocky Mountain recalling bikes due to improperly installed brake housing

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News posted this important news:

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is recalling about 1,300 mountain bikes in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada because of crash hazard due to brake housing that was not secured properly during manufacturing. No incidents or injuries have been reported to date.

The recall involves all model year 2018 Altitude, Instinct and Pipeline carbon and aluminum mountain bikes in various colors. These models were sold at Rocky Mountain dealers nationwide from June 2017 through November 2017 for between $2,600 and $7,300. The model name is printed on a sticker on the toptube and Rocky Mountain is printed on the downtube. The Rocky Mountain logo is also printed on the head badge on the headtube. The specified platform family is also printed on the rear triangle of the bicycle at the seatstay.

Rocky Mountain Altitude

2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude

Consumers should stop using the recalled bikes immediately and contact Rocky Mountain at 866-522-2803 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at or online at and click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page. Consumers can also contact an authorized Rocky Mountain dealer for free inspection and repair.

Here's the Bicycle Retailer story with more information links.

And here's the CPSC recall notice.

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