SRAM issues recall on all its hydraulic road brakes

Component manufacturer SRAM has issued a product recall on its hydraulic disc and rim brakes, urging all owners to stop using the equipment immediately, in light of potential failures of a brake lever component.

The recall relates to around 19,000 pairs of Red 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes, with a fault in the hydraulic seals leading to complete failure during sub-zero cyclo-cross events in the US in early December.

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“Our analysis shows the cold temperature accelerates the failure of the seal, but that also the sealing could fail in normal temperatures,” said the company in a statement.

SRAM has set up a website with information on the recall. It will replace the hydraulic systems with a mechanical system until the new, revised hydraulic system is ready – at which time SRAM will replace the mechanical system with hydraulic, or give the user a €150 reimbursement. Replacements will be carried out by customers’ local dealerships.

Earlier this week TRP recalled its Spyre mechanical discs due to a potential failure issue.