Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. recently announced a recall of 2012 bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks. No injuries have been reported.
The brake component housed within the bicycle’s carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.
The bicycles with carbon forks were sold from June 2011 through November 2011. This recallinvolves the 2012 Tricross Sport and 2012 Tricross Comp model bicycles. The bicycles are various colors and have the brand name “Specialized” on the lower front frame tube. The model name “Tricross Sport” or “Tricross Comp” is on the top tube.
Approximately 460 (14,200 were recalled in September 2011), bicycles with carbon forks were sold at specialized retailers nationwide between June 2011 to November 2011 for about $1,250 to $2,000.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork. For additional information, call California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.specialized.com.
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|Advanced Group Carbon Fork|
|2012 Tricross Comp|
|2012 Tricross Sport|