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I was bummed to hear that my 2016 S-Works Venge Vias is being recalled. The email to my shop didn't specify but I read one post that the rim brake version has issues with the rear wheel coming out of place.
Does anyone have issues with this?
I take it the Pros caught wind of this early, I haven't seen many of the riders using the Vias since the Tour de France.

What a bummer, I love my bike. I don't want disc brakes either, hopefully engineers think of something quickly.
 

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Good to know, I guess lol.
This is typical for me though... Something takes too long or goes wrong with every bike I've had built, aside from track bikes.
 

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I wonder why is the rear wheel is coming out

I was staring at it wondering the same thing. That was something I read online, my shop didn't mention that to me. I'll call specialized during my lunch. Real and hopefully I can get some questions answered. To be continued...
 

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I heard that "stop sale" issue as well. I wonder if it all wheels or just Roval's that are falling out. I am currently running either my Zipps or Enve 's wheels and wonder if that affects my ViAS.

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I just read the notice and it doesn't specify any particular wheel set. Wonder if we should keep riding them?

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Specialized requested shops to get the bikes back and store in a safe place. I guess thats a no. That being said, I will hold onto mine until my shop has the equivalent or better in exchange.
Fortunately I do have another bike to ride.
This is pretty disappointing to say the least. I don't want disc brakes, nor would I want a Tarmac in exchange for the Vais. I really wonder what will happen.
 

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UPDATE:
I talked to Ethan at Specialized.
It isn't a recall, it's a stop sale notice.
There haven't been any injuries reported, first of all. Rear wheels are not falling out while braking.
The issue stems from the rear der. hanger... I do remember they had this issue with a Tarmac a while ago, and the earlier Venge as well. He wouldnt say much more than that.

He said we will year something within the next week, they are waiting to hear back that their fix is OK.

My main question was should I wait for that call before riding. I was happy to hear I am fine riding it. I tend to baby my bikes, I check, clean, and lube them before every ride.
Specialized is just being overly cautious, as always, and rightfully so.
 

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That is cringe-worthy. I am currently accepting SRAM ETap donations though :)
I never want to deal with running cables through that thing again.
 

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I was bummed to hear that my 2016 S-Works Venge Vias is being recalled. The email to my shop didn't specify but I read one post that the rim brake version has issues with the rear wheel coming out of place.
Does anyone have issues with this?
I take it the Pros caught wind of this early, I haven't seen many of the riders using the Vias since the Tour de France.

What a bummer, I love my bike. I don't want disc brakes either, hopefully engineers think of something quickly.
I wonder why is the rear wheel is coming out
wonder if this is the failure.....picture floating around IG....

Yes, the rear wheel is "coming out."
 

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That's my bike!

It happened on my first ride two weeks ago about 500 meters from my house.
I pulled away from some traffic lights and I came to a sudden stop, at first I thought it was the rear wheel but then noticed the whole rear triangle on the right side failed! I'm glad I was at a standstill and not in a sprint!

I had to undertake a "rider interview" so Specialised could understand why it failed, that was well over a week ago and I still haven't heard anything.

They sent out a new frame pretty quickly but as of yet they haven't provided me with any reassurances it wont happen again.

I was told my old frame went to the UK HQ and is now in the US for a full review etc
 

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That's my bike!

It happened on my first ride two weeks ago about 500 meters from my house.
I pulled away from some traffic lights and I came to a sudden stop, at first I thought it was the rear wheel but then noticed the whole rear triangle on the right side failed! I'm glad I was at a standstill and not in a sprint!

I had to undertake a "rider interview" so Specialised could understand why it failed, that was well over a week ago and I still haven't heard anything.

They sent out a new frame pretty quickly but as of yet they haven't provided me with any reassurances it wont happen again.

I was told my old frame went to the UK HQ and is now in the US for a full review etc
As soon as it arrives, sell it. Sell it as new.

Get out of it now while you have the chance. I've been giving this advice to people since the bike came out, maybe now someone will listen.
 

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No recall is happening. Just a temp stop sale until they can get the new parts sent out. So the low down is this issue is caused by third party skewers and not engaging or being completely tight. The fix is an update to the deraileur hanger which will be replaced on all existing models. If you are using the Roval wheels and the stock skewers then this wasn't an issue.
 
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