WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is recalling all of its 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a concern about front hub failures.
Last year, the company recalled 2014 model Fury Expert and Fury Team bikes because of a similar concern, in which the disc brake rotor could break off from the hub. Last year GT was replacing both wheels on the recalled bikes.
This year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said the problem is confined to the front hub. “The front wheel hub can break and cause the disc brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer,” the CPSC said.
The recalled 2015 Fury Elite model is white with blue and red accents. The recalled 2015 Fury Expert model is metallic gray with lime green accents.
GT’s parent company, Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group, has received two reports of broken hubs, but no injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC.
Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to the nearest authorized GT dealer to have the complete front wheel replaced free of charge.
The bikes were sold from November 2014 to March 2015 for between $3,200 and $4,400.