‘Our brake hoses are not in any way defective’: Campagnolo responds to OPEN recall

The Ekar hydraulic brake hoses are perfectly safe, the issue instead lies with OPEN's "Multistop" inserts, brand says

An Campagnolo Ekar equipped bicycle made by OPEN Cycle
(Image credit: OPEN Cycle)

Last week, bike manufacturer OPEN Cycle sent out a statement urging consumers to stop using any Ekar-equipped OPEN bicycle immediately and contact a local OPEN dealer to schedule a free repair.  

OPEN, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, initiated a voluntary product recall for all its Campagnolo Ekar-equipped gravel and road bikes and framesets after finding a potential safety hazard with the hydraulic brakes.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.