15 October 2021

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Bicycles and Framesets

The Hazard!

Strong frontal impacts such as impacting a deep pothole with significant force, may put extraordinary stress on headset components and could initiate a crack in the fork’s steerer tube.

A fork damaged in a harsh impact may break if continued to be used, posing fall and injury hazards.

What to do...

Stop riding and bring your bicycle to your nearest Authorized Specialized Retailer.

Your retailer will replace the current expander plug with a new extended expander plug and upgrade the compression ring to the newer-style two-piece compression ring if your bike is not already equipped with one. All of that will strengthen the performance of the overall system and increase its resistance against frontal impacts, making sure you can safely enjoy your Tarmac SL7.

Product Identifiers

Sold at Specialized dealers from July 2020 to August 2021

The recall includes all Tarmac SL7 bicycles and framesets sold and delivered prior to August 2021.
No action is needed for bicycles and framesets sold from September.

“Tarmac” is written on the back of the bicycle’s seat tube. SL7 models can be distinguished from older generation Tarmac models by their integrated (hidden) cable routing through the headset (see photo above).

Supplier Contact

Specialized NZ


0800 562 046

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