as far as bike recalls go, this is still a big one: A group of thirteen bike brands are recalling more than 1.3 million disc brake-equipped bikes.

Itís one of the biggest recalls of bicycles in recent memory, involving big names like Giant, Specialized, Cannondale, Diamondback, Fuji, Novara, Ridley, and Felt, and it stretches from bikes sold this year to bike sold, in one case, as early as 1998. Luckily, the fix is fairly simple: Owners just need to stop by their shop and get a new quick release lever.

What exactly is being recalled? The part in question is a front wheel lever, which is made by a separate company and bought by the brands in question. When itís open, the lever extends far back enough that in the right position it can get caught in the holes of your disk brakeópreventing the wheel from turning.

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