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Bicycle Brake Levers

Description: This recall includes Tektro TL-83 brake levers sold on 2012 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules, 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules, and sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The TL-83 is a version of the TL-720 brake lever, modified with a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm and designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on these modules. They are black aluminum and model number "TL-720" can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied. [Source]

Bicycle Brake Levers
Specialized Bicycle Components Expands Recall of Bike Brake Levers Due to Crash Hazard

Tektro TL-83 brake lever

About 100 (about 600 of the 2010 and 2011 Shiv Modules and 2012 Shiv TT modules were recalled in April 2012) units were affected by this recall.

Bicycle Brake Levers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/30/2012
Recall ID1136
Recall Number12271
Product TypeBicycles and Bicycle Accessories
HazardThe adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.
InjuriesSpecialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop riding modules equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or modules to an authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer for free replacement brake levers.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactFor more information and to find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (877) 808-8154 or visit the firm's website at
Last Updated04/28/2015
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