Product Recall Alert

Open Cycle Recalls Bicycles and Framesets Due to Crash Hazard

The rear brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.

View The Official CPSC Recall Notice


This recall involves Open Cycle-branded bicycles, models U.P. Ekar, UPPER Ekar, WIDE Ekar and MIND Ekar; and all Open Cycle framesets using a Campagnolo hydraulic rear disc brake.

They were sold in matte black, blue, gray, orange or a custom color. Only bicycles and framesets with Campagnolo hydraulic brakes and hoses are included in this recall. The “OPEN” logo is located on the top of the downtube and the model name on the top of the top tube, near the seat tube.


Open Cycle has received two reports of Campagnolo brake hoses becoming damaged. No injuries have been reported.

Recalled OPEN Cycle UP Ekar bicycle

Name of Product: Open Cycle UP Ekar, UPPER Ekar, WIDE Ekar and MIND Ekar bicycles

Recall Date: March 30, 2023

Recall Number: 23-168

Hazard: The rear brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Sold At: Independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at from November 2021 through February 2023 for between $5,000 and $8,300.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and contact their local bicycle dealer to schedule free installation of the repair kit. The repair kit includes a hydraulic brake hose/line, and a new frame insert for the rear brake hose and rear shift cable.

Units: About 270

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What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?

Cycle Force toll-free at 877-245-3243 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, email at or online at or and click on Support then “Recalls & Safety” located at the top of the page.

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