Dear Brickwell 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, 88v7 and 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 2 & 3: ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 front hub – affected version
Photo 2: Black Variant
Photo 3: Falcon Grey Variant
Photo 4: Black ZIPP 88v9 front hub – unaffected version
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 6: Example of affected hub (in color black) shown laced into a full wheel
If you have an affected front hub, please contact SRAM or Brickwell for a free replacement.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but your safety is our priority. For questions about this recall, call 800-346-2928 or check our websites at www.sram.com and www.zipp.com. SRAM is conducting this recall in cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.