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SRAM ANNOUNCES RECALL OF ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 ALUMINUM FRONT HUBS

Dear SRAM Customer:

You may have a bicycle equipped with a ZIPP® 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 aluminum front hub.

These front hubs are the subject of a safety recall. If your bike has a ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 aluminum front hub, PLEASE STOP RIDING YOUR BIKE until you confirm whether your hub is part of the recall.

Some of the aluminum front hub flanges can fail. If your front hub flange fails, you could crash.

There is no UPC code or serial number on the front hubs. However, the affected ZIPP 88v6, 88v7and 88v8 aluminum front hubs are readily identifiable by the size of the external flange rings and clinch nuts. The geometry of all 3 models are the same and the models differ only in anodize colors.

Photo 1: Silver ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 front hub – affected version

Photo 1 SRAM ZIPP V6.V7.V8 Customer Notice 3_16_2016-3

Photo 2 & 3: ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 front hub – affected version

Photo 2: Black Variant

Photo 2: Black Variant

Photo 3: Falcon Grey Variant

Photo 3: Falcon Grey Variant

Photo 4: Black ZIPP 88v9 front hub – unaffected version

Photo 4 SRAM ZIPP V6.V7.V8 Customer Notice 3_16_2016-8

Above is a later version, a ZIPP 88v9 front hub which is unaffected by the recall. Note that this later version has no flange ring.

Photo 5: Affected flange rings and clinch nuts (in silver)

photo 5 SRAM ZIPP V6.V7.V8 Customer Notice 3_16_2016-11

Photo 6: Example of affected hub (in color black) shown laced into a full wheel

photo 6 SRAM ZIPP V6.V7.V8 Customer Notice 3_16_2016-12

If you have an affected front hub, please contact SRAM or your local bicycle dealer for a free replacement.

View the SRAM ZIPP V6.V7.V8 Customer Notice to see if your bike could have OEM specified Zipp V6, V7 or V8 hubs.

If you are unsure if your front hub is part of the recall, please contact SRAM or your local bicycle dealer for verification.

Sram apologizes for this inconvenience, but your safety is our priority. For questions about this recall, call 800-346-2928 or check www.sram.com and www.zipp.com. SRAM is conducting this recall in cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.