Ritchey Design Recalls Defective WCS Rear Wheels
JULY 28, 2005 -- SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)*Ritchey Design is recalling about 2,000 WCS road and mountain rear wheels, sold both to the aftermarket and to original equipment customers.
The recall is limited to Ritchey WCS rear wheels produced since January 2003. Comp and Pro level wheels are not included in this recall.
The problem is that the rear freehub body, manufactured under license from American Classic, may slip or altogether cease engagement with the freehub pawls, causing the rider to lose all forward drive without warning. The design of the Ritchey WCS rear hub has since been corrected and manufactured correctly to eliminate this potentially hazardous condition.
For more information, call (88 776-8625 or visit www.ritcheylogic.com/wcsrecall.