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GT recalls some 2017 mountain bikes due to concerns of handlebar failure

GT mountain bike are being recalled due to potentially hazardous handlebars.
Handlebars of some GT mountain bikes may crack and break.

Cycling Sports Group has issued a voluntary recall of several models of its GT brand mountain bikes after identifying, during ongoing product testing, a potential issue with the handlebars. In certain cases, the handlebars may develop small fatigue cracks over time that could lead to them fully breaking, potentially resulting in injury to the rider from losing control. No actual incidents of breakage or injury have been reported.

The recall affects 1,240 bikes in the U.S. and Canada and involves GT mountain bicycle 2017 models in a variety of colors: Karakoram Sport, Karakoram Comp, Aggressor Sport, Aggressor Comp, Aggressor Expert.

GT Karakoram Sport Mountain Bike GT Karakoram Comp Mountain Bike GT Aggressor Sport Mountain Bike GT Aggressor Comp Mountain Bike GT Aggressor Expert Mountain Bike

Only models with: 1) a solid black GT logo on the downtube, and 2) a stem marked “Ø31.8 9-10N.m” are included in the recall.

GT solid logo - recall affected GT stem markings - recall affected

Because of the crash risk, consumers should IMMEDIATELY STOP USING THE RECALLED BICYCLES and contact an authorized GT dealer (find a local dealer) to schedule a free replacement of the handlebar and stem.

Cycling Sports Group / GT Bicycles recall consumer contact info


Consumers may contact Cycling Sports Group toll-free at 800-726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected], or online at gtbicycles.com.

More recall information:


:: Recall Info on GT Bicycle's website.
:: Recall Notice on the CPSC website.
:: Recall Notice on the Health Canada website.

 

 

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