Monday, October 27, 2008

Shimano recalls Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-CL and WH-7850-C50-CL wheelsets

In an effort to reduce weight and ease tire installation, Shimano had been equipping its top-end Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-CL and WH-7850-C50-CL clincher wheelsets with spoke hole plugs instead of rim tape but is now finding that some exposed edges on the outer rim wall can lead to more flat tires.

As a result, Shimano has issued a voluntary recall and is now advising all affected consumers to switch to full rim tape which will be supplied free of charge by their local dealer or distributor. All wheels currently and recently shipped will reflect the running change.

For more information, please visit the Shimano web site:

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