Tektro USA/TRP Brakes has issued a voluntary recall notice affecting about 4000 Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical dual piston disc brake calipers sold from April 2013 to December 6, 2013. This includes both black anodized and silver finishes, sold with 140mm or 160mm rotors. The company has also filed a report with the CPSC in accordance with their guidelines.
In a statement released earlier today, TRP stated “We have identified a specific condition that could result in failure or one or both of the brakes when installed on a bicycle. The Spyre caliper uses a dual piston design in which ball bearings move within opposing ramps. We have discovered that in a specific scenario, the balls can be forced from the ramps if the actuator arm is fully activated to its stop with excessively worn or no pads installed.”
The effect is that the one or more of the balls can jump from its position within its respective ramp, resulting in a reduction or loss of braking force. There has been one reported incident of a single caliper brake failure with no injury or property damage.
Customers are asked to immediately stop riding the brakes and return their Spyre or Spyre SLC’s back to the original place of purchase or Tektro USA/TRP for free exchange.
For more information or to arrange a return, contact Tektro USA/TRP Customer Service between 8am – 4pm mountain standard time, Monday through Friday at 877-807-4162 or firstname.lastname@example.org