Giant Bicycle Recalls XtC Bicycles and Seatposts Due to Fall Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 08, 2013

Recall number: 13-261


Name of product:

Giant Bicycle Recalls XtC Bicycles and Seatposts Due to Fall Hazard

The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: replace

Consumer Contact:

Giant Bicycle Inc., toll-free at (866) 458-2555 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

This recall includes 2013 model year Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts sold separately. The SL 29er 0 model bicycle is white, black and blue. The SL 29er 1 model is white, black and red. The letters “XTC” appear on the down tube of the frame on both bicycles. The name “Giant” and “Contact SLR” appear on the 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts.

Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seatposts breaking. No injuries have been reported.


Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and seatposts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seatpost.
Sold at

Bicycle stores nationwide between November 2012 and May 2013 for between $4,300 and $7,700 for the bicycles and $200 for the seatpost sold separately

Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Giant Bicycles Inc. of Newbury Park, Calif.
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