More than 1.5 million bicycles recalled due to crash hazard

1.5 million bikes recalled nationwide. (photo courtesy:

AUSTIN (KXAN/NBC)- A crash hazard has prompted the recall of more than 1.5 million bicycles with front disc brakes and quick release levers.

The recall involves 13 manufacturers and distributors and covers more than a dozen brands, including Diamondback, Cannondale, and Jamis.

An open quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bike, causing the rider to crash.

There have been three incidents reported, including one with injuries.

Bicycle stores nationwide sold the bikes from 1998 through this year.

Consumers can get free installation of a new quick release.

A list of all brands covered in the recall and a video showing how to determine if your bike is included is available at quick release

About 1.3 million of the recalled bikes were sold in the U.S.

About 245,000 were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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