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SRAM has recently placed a recall on multiple versions of the Zipp 88 front hub and Zipp quick releases. This recall was put into action due to the potential for mechanical issues, putting riders at risk. SRAM urges riders to quit riding the affected components immediately, and head over to Zipp.com for further information on how to get your replacement hubs and/or quick releases.
The affected hubs include ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8, in all colors: black, silver, and falcon grey. Unfortunately, there are no serial numbers on the front hubs, but affected models can be easily identified by the separable flange ring (versus the newest model without the ring) as shown above.
The affected quick releases involve both Zipp’s titanium and stainless steel variants, and while they don’t contain any serial numbers as well, they can be identified by shape of the quick release lever and the absence of an identifying mark on the rear of the quick release lever (as shown above). The affected quick releases also came stock on the following wheels: 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 and 808 NSW wheels. Even with over 18,000 quick releases sold, there have yet to be any instances of crashes, but SRAM still encourages riders to be prompt with their recall filing.
If you are unsure if your front hub or quick release set is part of the recall, contact SRAM (800-346-2928) or a local bike shop for verification. The USCPSC website (for hubs and quick releases) is also available for incident reports and more information.