Whisky and Salsa issue stop-ride notices for carbon handlebars

A potential crash hazard, consumers are urged to stop using these handlebars immediately

Whisky Parts handlebars
(Image credit: Whisky Parts Co)

American distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and its brands, Whisky Parts Co. and Salsa Cycles, have issued a safety recall for various carbon handlebar models after users reported cracks or fractures.

These failures occurred at the spot where the brake and shift levers are installed, and pose a potential crash hazard. 

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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.