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SRAM reveal Road Hydraulic Brake replacement plan

Company statement puts a timescale on hydro brake replacement strategy

SRAM have issued a statement today outlining the options open to cyclists affected by the recall of Road Hydraulic Brakes.

The statement essentially reiterates information given by SRAM President Stan Day in a recent video and adds a timescale.

All users are entitled to a mechanical brake system almost immediately. This system will be installed by their dealer.

Users can choose to keep the mechanical system, in which case they’re entitled to a cash reimbursement of €150, or go for a 2015 hydraulic system when it becomes available in the second half of April.

Here’s that statement in full:

Dear Cyclist with recalled SRAM Road Hydraulic Brakes:

We want to update you on the progress of our Road Hydraulic Brake Recall. As we have previously announced, we are offering you a mechanical brake system installed at our cost at your favorite dealer. These systems are being delivered into the market beginning this week. Please contact your dealer so that they can get the proper parts on order, and they can schedule your replacement.

In addition to a mechanical brake system, we are offering you the choice to upgrade to our new Model Year 15 hydraulic system, or if you want to keep the mechanical system, we will provide cash reimbursement of US$200 or €150. Please note, our new Model Year 15 hydraulic brakes will be available starting in the second half of April. We hope that you will choose to upgrade and experience the benefits of a great hydraulic braking system.

The recall process starts with contacting your dealer who will initiate the replacement and tracking process. Once this has been initiated, SRAM will send an email to you confirming your contact information and replacement logistics. SRAM will reimburse the dealer directly for installation cost.

Thanks for your patience and support, and we apologize for this problem.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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