In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Marin Mountain Bikes of Novato, CA is voluntarily recalling 1038 11.5 inch aluminum Marin brand mountain bikes.The U.S. CPSC will monitor this recall in the US for effectiveness.The steertube (headtube) on the front of the frame can break off from the two main tubes of the frame which could cause an injury while riding the bicycle.Marin has received two reports of injuries involving these recalled frames.

This recall involves all 11.5 inch aluminum Marin brand mountain bikes sold from August 1998 through July 12, 2002. The specific 11.5 inch models included are the Bobcat Trail, Hawk Hill, Palisades Trail, Pioneer Trail, Nail Trail, Stinson and Rocky Ridge. Also included is the 13.5 inch aluminum Quake model.These bikes were sold through independent bicycle retailers. The suggested retail price was from $280.00 to $900.00.

In determining the size of the frame (noted above) consumers should measure from the center of the crank arms (see illustration, item 1) to approximately 1 inch below the seatpost clamp (see illustration, item 2). Consumers should also make sure that their frame is aluminum by locating the sticker on the front of the seatube (see illustration, item 3) and verifying that it says ?aluminum? or ?alloy? on the sticker.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bikes immediately and call Marin's recall hotline at (800) 876-9840 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time to learn where to take their bicycle to have their recalled frame replaced free of charge. Consumers can also visit Marin?s web site at www.marinbikes.com/recall to find a retailer near them that will assist them in this recall and to see a photo of a sample model involved in the recall.

Marin Mountain Bikes

84 Galli Drive, Novato, CA 94949

main phone: (415) 382-6000 recall ext. 105

recall hotline: (800) 876-9840


Email us at recall@marinbikes.com 

Link to Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

Find a Marin Dealer new you to assist you with the Recall


Sample picture of one of the 11.5 inch aluminum frame Marin models being recalled