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Profile recalls carbon aerobarsnuke
Aug 28, 2001 8:53 AM
I got this off of's site....a mag that I LIKE, by the way. I think it has its place.


AUGUST 22, 2001 Profile Design announced yesterday a voluntary recall of two of its aerodynamic handlebars, citing one accident involving the clips that secure the armrests. Consumers with the affected bars should stop using them immediately, and contact Profile Design for replacement brackets.

The recall, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, affects 8452 Carbon X and Carbon Stryke model aero bars (shown here) sold since August 1, 1999, approximately half of which were sold in the U.S. The Carbon X is a one-piece handlebar system comprised of a "cowhorn" style main grip and aerodynamic handlebar extensions. The Stryke is a bolt-on aero bar.

The recall affects only the ZB handlebar mount brackets, not the bar itself. In one reported instance, the ZB handlebar bracket loosened, causing the rider to lose control and crash. If the ZB brackets are welded, or have a spring-loaded flip up design to the armrests, they are not affected by the recall; the affected models have a two-bolt clamp design.

The Carbon X and Stryke were sold aftermarket for $349 and $139, respectively. The Carbon X bars have "Profile Design" printed on the top of the horizontal cowhorn sections and "Carbon X" on the extensions. The Stryke has "Profile Design" and "Carbon Stryke" printed on the extensions. Both were available only in the gray/black carbon color.

For more information, contact Profile's Recall Hotline at toll-free: 888/800-5999 x161. You can also see the recall release and larger photos of the affected models on the CPSC web site at Profile Design's web site is
any Profile product that HASN'T been recalled?club
Aug 28, 2001 9:36 AM
man, they must have the industry's worst track record and the highest percentage of recalled products. I wouldn't ride a Profile product on a bet.
Bicycling has its place alright. It's a great place to check out ads when you're thinking of buying a new motor vehicle.
Their Stickers?! (nm)grzy mnky
Aug 28, 2001 1:08 PM