Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 13, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 12, 2013
Recall number: 14-055

  • Trek Madone 5.2
    Trek Madone 5.2

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles

Hazard:  The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  6,800

Description:  This recall involves model year 2013 Trek Madone bicycles with model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9, and serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H. A list of all serial numbers included in the recall is at Some of the recalled models are custom-ordered Project One Madones. The model number is printed on the bicycle frame. The serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the frame of the bicycle. The bicycles were sold in a variety of colors.

Incidents/Injuries:  Trek has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take the bicycles to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system. 

Sold at:  Bicycle stores nationwide from July 2012 through December 2013 for between $3,400 and $6,300, and for custom models between $4,000 and $15,000. 

Importer:  Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Distributor:  Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in:  Taiwan, United States and Germany

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