Third Major Recall Hits Bicycle Industry this Month
WATSONVILLE, USA – Fox Factory is the third American company in the bicycle industry, after SRAM and Trek, who had to issue a voluntary recall this month.
Fox Factory faced technical problems with their Evolution mountain bike suspension forks. The suspension fork’s damper cylinder/piston can separate and cause the front wheel to detach. The recall includes 12,500 units made in the US.
32 and 34 Evolution Series
The recalled suspension forks are model year 2013, 32 and 34 Evolution Series with 120mm to 160mm of travel. The recalled forks can be identified by the serial number, which is found on the underside of the crown after removing the front wheel. Serial number can be checked on www.ridefox.com
The forks were sold as original equipment on model year 2013 bikes of BMC, Cannondale, Commencal, Diamondback, GT, Kona, Lapierre, Norco, Orbea, Raleigh, Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, Scott, Specialized and Trek.
A small quantity of suspension forks were sold to retailers or distributors as aftermarket accessories. Consumers are urged to stop using the bicycles with recalled Fox Factory suspension forks and bring them to the place of purchase for a free repair.