Dear Specialized Rider:
At Specialized, it's our priority to ensure that you, our rider, can use our products safely and with confidence.
We have identified a very small number of Stout cranks with direct-mount chainrings (sold only with our MY18 Fuse Comp and Fatboy SE models) that may have been manufactured with an important dimension out of tolerance. In extreme, and very rare cases, this production variation could lead to the drive-side crankarm disengaging from the crank assembly, causing a risk of injury. Only cranks manufactured in 2017 are potentially affected.
By this letter, we are announcing a voluntary recall of affected cranks, which have a serial code beginning with “17” embossed on the inside of either crankarm. We have partnered with the crank manufacturer to improve the manufacturing process, as well as to provide you with a like-for-like replacement of your crankarm. These replacement parts are available immediately and may be obtained by contacting your Authorized Specialized Retailer. Your retailer may also reach out to you directly. In any case, you should stop riding your affected bike until the replacement crank has been installed.
To obtain your replacement crankarm, contact your retailer. Your retailer will help you identify whether your bike is affected and will obtain the replacement parts from Specialized. In most cases, we will have you back riding within 48 hours of retailer contact.
For questions, please contact Specialized Rider Care at (877) 808-8154
Thanks for your understanding, and we sincerely apologize for the trouble.
Director, Global Quality and Rider Care