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Rocky Mountain recalls mountain bikes due to crash hazard

Rocky Mountain recalls mountain bikes due to crash hazard
Rocky Mountain warns of a brake housing problem on some 2018 models of mountain bikes

Rocky Mountain has issued a voluntary recall of all its model year 2018 Altitude, Instinct, and Pipeline mountain bicycles because the brake cable housing on them was not secured properly during manufacturing, which can cause brake failure. Rocky Mountain advises, "Improperly secured brake and shift cabling can result in component failure, which can lead to serious injury," though no injuries have been reported so far. Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately.

Identifying recalled Rocky Mountain bikes

About 3,100 bikes, sold through Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers in the U.S. and Canada, are affected. The carbon fiber and aluminum mountain bikes were sold in different colors. The model name is printed on a sticker on the top tube of the bicycles. Rocky Mountain is printed on the down tube. The Rocky Mountain logo is also printed on the headbadge on the headtube. The specified platform family is also printed on the rear triangle of the bicycle at the seatstay.

Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 90 (2018) - Blue/Red Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 70 (2018) - Green/Orange Rocky Mountain Pipeline Carbon 70 (2018) - Black/Orange
Rocky Mountain model year 2018 Altitude, Instinct and Pipeline MTBs. Colors and specs vary.

What to do next

If you own an affected Rocky Mount bike or are unsure if it is applicable to this recall, contact an authorized Rocky Mountain dealer for free inspection and free repair.

For additional assistance, consumers may contact Rocky Mountain at 866-522-2803 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at or online at and click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page.

More recall information:

:: Recall Info on Rocky Mountain's website.
:: Recall Notice on the CPSC website.
:: Recall Notice on the Health Canada website.


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