Rocky Mountain Recalls Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever

Recall Date: May 19, 2016

Recall Number: 16-165

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Rocky Mountain Bicycles

Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.

Consumer Contact: Rocky Mountain toll-free at 800-663-2512 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.

Recall Details

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Units: About 17,300 (in addition, 61,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves all 2003 through 2016 models of Rocky Mountain bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide and online at (Rocky Mountain Bicycles), (Eastern Mountain Sports),, and from May 2002 through April 2016 from between $250 and $15,000.

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Canada 

Manufactured in: Canada, China, Taiwan and Vietnam

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at