July 17, 2001

Magura USA Announces Recall of Bicycle Components


Magura USA, of Olney, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 360 hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes could fail, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.


These 2001 Gustav M hydraulic disc brakes are the only Gustav brakes with silver brake levers. Bicycle stores sold the brakes nationwide from September 2000 through May 2001 for about $260 each. They were also sold with Cannondale MT 4000 tandem bicycles. Magura has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Consumers should stop using bicycles with these brakes immediately and contact their local dealer for repair. For a free Gustav M Brake Upgrade Kit, contact your local Magura dealer. For more information, call toll-free at (800) 448-3876 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.