Specialized Bicycles have announced a voluntary recall of all front forks on numerous bikes. The models include:
- 2012 Tarmac SL4
- 2013 Tarmac SL4
- 2013 Crux
- 2013 Secteur Disk bikes and framesets
According to www.velonews.com, this recall was initiated by Specialized after learning of an issue with the forks’ carbon fiber steering tubes on the models that, in a small number of instances, can break or crack. This recall is projected to affect approximately 12,000 bikes in the United States alone.
In addition, the 2011 and 2012 Tricross Comp and Sport models also have malfunctioning carbon forks. The forks of these models can disengage and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, which can pose a serious fall hazard. Specialized Bicycles suggest customers take their bicycles to an authorized Specialized dealer and have these frames either replaced free or charge or wait further inspection from Specialized. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your dealer or call Specialized at 877-808-8154.
Recall information is provided as a public service by avid cyclist and Florida bicycle lawyer Jim Dodson. If you've experienced a bicycle component failure and have questions about a potential claim against a bicycle manufacturer, call 888-207-0905 and get your questions answered.