Couple sues Trek, SRAM and others after brake failure allegedly causes crash

The cycle manufacturers are named as well as shops and Taiwan factory after crash caused injury requiring surgery

SRAM i-Motion 3 speed hub
(Image credit: SRAM)

A Philadelphia, PA couple has named Trek and SRAM as part of a long list of defendants in a lawsuit they are bringing after a recalled coaster brake allegedly caused a crash that led to serious injury, reports Bicycle Retailer.

The complainant, an ophthalmologist called Mitchell S. Fineman, claims he crashed his Electra Coaster 3 bike following the failure of its SRAM coaster brake, which had been recalled two years earlier in 2019.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.