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Recall from Cervélo: P5 with 3T Aduro Aerobar

p5Health Canada and 3T announced a voluntary recall today of Cervélo P5 bikes with 3T Aduro aero bars for a safety check and upgrade. The recall includes 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 bicycles equipped with 3T Aduro aero handlebars. The bicycles are black with red and white stripes. “P5” is on the seat tube, “Cervélo” is on the top tube and a large “é” is on the down tube in white lettering.

The handlebars consist of four major components: a base bar, which attaches to the bike; a forward extension mount, which attaches to the base bar; forearm rests and forward extension bars, which attach to the forward extension mount. The base bar is black with red and white stripes and has “3T” on the top and rear. The handlebars come with both a high and a low forward extension mount, one of which will be installed based on customer fit. Consumers can purchase an ultra-low forward extension mount separately. The words “Ultimate Performance” are on the forward extensions. The handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the handlebars are on a label inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall. The serial number is the seven-digit number following “FM78-Basebar-.” The manufacture date code is the first four digits of the serial number in the MMYY format. Date codes for the defective handlebars range from 1201 to 1207. P5 bicycles which have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with an “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bar.



Customers who have bicycles fitted with 3T Aduro bars should stop riding them at once and contact your local Cervélo retailer to perform a safety check.  The aero bar needs to be disassembled in order to identify if it is affected by the safety measures or not.The Aduro bar is characterized by its unique design tailored to fit the Cervélo P5 bike.

P5 bicycle with recalled Aduro aero handlebars

Recalled Aduro handlebars showing the base bar with forward extensions in the high-mount position

The serial number and date code are inside the base bar on the rear wall