Note: This recall has been reannounced.

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Recall date: September 22, 2011
Recall number: 11-330
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  • Advanced Group Carbon Fork\n

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    Advanced Group Carbon Fork\n

  • Broken Fork\n

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    Broken Fork\n

  • 2011 Sirrus Expert

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    2011 Sirrus Expert

  • 2011 Sirrus Comp

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    2011 Sirrus Comp

  • 2011 Sirrus Elite

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    2011 Sirrus Elite

  • 2011 Vita Expert

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    2011 Vita Expert

  • 2011 Vita Comp

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    2011 Vita Comp

  • 2011 Vita Elite

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    2011 Vita Elite

  • 2011 Vita Elite Step Thru

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    2011 Vita Elite Step Thru

  • 2011 TriCross Sport

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    2011 TriCross Sport

  • 2011 TriCross

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    2011 TriCross

  • 2011 TriCross Comp

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    2011 TriCross Comp

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks

Hazard:

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.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.specialized.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 14,200

Description

This recall involves the following nine, 2011 model year bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. All bicycles have the brand name “Specialized” on the lower front frame tube. The model name is on the top tube.

Incidents/Injuries

The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork.

Sold at

Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011 for between $700 and $2,000.

Manufacturer(s)

Advanced Group, of Taiwan

Distributor(s)

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Advanced Group Carbon Fork\n

  • Broken Fork\n

  • 2011 Sirrus Expert

  • 2011 Sirrus Comp

  • 2011 Sirrus Elite

  • 2011 Vita Expert

  • 2011 Vita Comp

  • 2011 Vita Elite

  • 2011 Vita Elite Step Thru

  • 2011 TriCross Sport

  • 2011 TriCross

  • 2011 TriCross Comp