Product recall: Gore Ride On Brake Cable for Campagnolo

If your bike is fitted with Campagnolo compatible Gore Ride On Cables from 2008 to 2012 stop riding it

by Tony Farrelly   February 2, 2012  

Gore Ride On brake cable set

Clothing, fabric, and cable giant WL Gore has issued a voluntary recall for it's Ride On Brake Cables, specifically those Campagnolo specific cables sold from January 2008 to January 2012.

If you have a set of the affected cables on your bike (there's a list of the relevant part numbers at the end of this artlicle) Gore advises that you contact your nearest Gore Ride On Cable selling bike shop and arrange to take your bike in there to have new cables fitted.

Two different versions of the Campagnolo specific Ride On Brake Cables have been recalled the the Gore Ride On Low Friction Brake Cables and the Gore Ride On Professional Brake Cable. If you do have these cables on your Campagnolo equipped bike Gore say you should stop riding it until they have been replaced

According to a company statement:

"An issue has been identified at Gore’s supplier which has lead to this action.  When the affected cables are installed in a brake lever using the Campagnolo® style termination, it is possible that the termination end of the cable may detach from the cable.  There has been only one report of such detachment and no injuries have been reported.  However, because the safety and quality of products is paramount to Gore, the company is halting sales and initiating a voluntary recall of all affected brake cables."

Gore are keen to stress that the issue only affects Campagnolo brake cables manufactured and sold between the specified period, it does not affect derailleur cables nor SRAM or Shimano compatible brake cables.

Those affected parts codes are: ROLFBREA, ROLFBREA-B, ROLFBREA-W, ROLFBREA-U, ROLFBREA-R, ROPRBREA-B, ROPRBREA-W, ROPRBREA-U, ROPRBREA-R

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Embarassing - but clearly the right response

Buddha said:

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

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posted by mad_scot_rider [567 posts]
2nd February 2012 - 12:12

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