Some Trek Madone 2013 model year bicycles wheels have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with Trek Bicycle Corporation due to an issue with the front brake attachment bolt which may detach, causing, you guessed it a brake to fail.
Trek Madone 2013 Brake Failure
Product Safety Recalls Australia are advising that there is a risk the front brake attachment bolt on some Trek Madone models may detach, which may mean a lost of front braking; a pretty critical loss on a bicycle where the primary brake is the front brake.
Trek Madone 2013 Models Affected by the Recall
The recall only applies to some Trek Madone models in the 2013 model year product range. If your Trek Madone bicycles has one of the following model numbers, please take note: 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9, and serial numbers ending with G or H (The products include Project One bicycles that are custom-ordered.)
- Madone 5.2 (standard and WSD)
- Madone 5.9 (standard)
- Madone 6.2 (standard and WSD)
- Madone 6.5 (standard)
- Madone 7.7 (standard)
- Madone 7.9 (standard and WSD)
The model or series is identified on the bicycle frame. The serial number is located under the bottom bracket of the bicycle. Trek Bicycles Corporation has a listed of the serial numbers of the specifics bicycles available in PDF format and in an Excel spreadsheet. This is a great initiative by Trek as it makes it easy to check if your Trek Madone bike is affected by the recall. The recalled Trek Madone bicycles were sold in Australia between July 1, 2012 and December 12, 2013.
Trek Madone Bicycle Recalled? Action to take
If you are an owner of one the Trek Madone models referred to above with a serial number ending in G or H, you should immediately stop using the bicycle. You should take the bicycle to a Trek retailer for inspection to decide if it is affected by the recall. If the bicycle is affected, Trek Bicycles will provide a free replacement front brake system. Trek Bicycle Corporation’s Australian Safety and Recall page also has information on the recall and you can find your local Trek Madone dealer via the Trek website as well. If you have one of the Trek Madone bicycles affected by the recall, do please let us know how your bike has gone and your experience in having the brakes replaced. You are most welcome to share your thoughts via the comments box below.