This article first appeared on BikeRadar.com.
On November 4 SRAM identified and announced a technical issue with respect to a narrow production range of its RED 22 and S-700 Hydraulic Road Brakes. At that time, it was described as a performance and safety concern with no reported failures in the field.
Several failures were reported following a weekend of cyclo-cross racing in the US in sub-freezing temperatures. According to SRAM: “In these conditions the master cylinder seals failed to hold pressure resulting in abrupt loss of brake power, and an inability to stop the bike. These failures are related to product that is outside the originally stated date code range and unrelated to the original failure mode. No injuries have been reported to date.”
SRAM is requesting that customers who have bicycles equipped with SRAM hydraulic road disc or hydraulic road rim brakes stop using the bike immediately. This recall applies to all products shipped to date, and currently in the market or in inventory.
SRAM has reported this issue to the US CPSC and will be cooperating with the agency to announce a Safety Recall. SRAM states that it will also be contacting and working closely with appropriate like agencies in Europe and globally.
Additional information related to timing and replacement of product will be forthcoming.
For more information please contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 or visit www.sram.com.