Specialized due to issue recall on Tarmac SL7 bikes

The brand says harsh impacts may put "extraordinary stress on headset components and may initiate a crack in the fork’s steerer tube"

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Ultegra Di2
(Image credit: Future)

UPDATE, October 15:  As expected, the recall was announced on Tuesday, October 12. Cycling Weekly has asked Specialized to provide further information on when the fault was discovered and how many bikes have been affected, we will publish an update in due course.

Specialized has confirmed that it is due to announce a voluntary recall on all Tarmac SL7 bikes.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.