There have been no reported injuries, but consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain dealer for a free inspection and repair.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on December 27, 2017:
“The brake cable housing was not secured properly during manufacturing, which can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider.”
The recall involves all model-year 2018 Altitude, Instinct and Pipeline mountain bicycles. They are carbon fiber and aluminum bicycles.
The model name is printed on a sticker on the top tube of the bicycles. The manufacturer “Rocky Mountain” is printed on the own tube.
They were sold at Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide from June 2017 through November 2017 for between $2,600 and $7,300.
The recall involves about 1,300 bicycles that were sold in the United States. In addition, 1,800 bicycles were sold in Canada.
For more information, consumers can contact Rocky Mountain at 866-522-2803 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.bikes.com and click on “Safety/Recall” at the bottom of the page.