Specialized recalls bikes with Futureshock headsets

Specialized says that the steerer tube collar may be susceptible to cracking

Peter Segan Specialized Roubaix

Specialized has announced a recall of a number of its bikes with its Futureshock sprung bars and stems. The recall affects the Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge and Sirrus produced in model years 2017, 2018 and 2019, although not all bikes from all model years are affected – see the table below.

Specialized has published this list of bikes and model years affected by the recall

Specialized says that it has had reports from the field of the steerer tube collar being susceptible to cracking due to stress corrosion. It says that if your bike is affected, you should stop riding it immediately and take it to a Specialized retailer, who will be able to fit a new steerer tube collar at no cost to the bike owner.

According to Specialized: “We are voluntary recalling the steerer tube collars on these bicycles and are replacing them with a new, improved collar which, together with an adjustment to the torque setting, will significantly improve the collar’s resistance to stress corrosion cracking.”

The full recall announcement can be found here.

It further says that it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the US to formally announce the recall and apologises for the inconvenience to bike owners.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.