Fox’s recall of Evolution model suspension forks which was initiated in October, has recently received approval from the CPSC. The CPSC report lists a much lower number of forks affected than the initially reported 42,000, with only 11,250 forks in the US and 1,250 in Canada included in the recall. The recall is limited to 2013 model year 32 and 34 Evolution forks between 120 and 160mm travel, with most sold as original equipment and a few sold as aftermarket parts. Fox has set up an interactive recall page where you can enter in the serial number of your fork found on the bottom of the steerer tube. The website will then direct you to the needed action. If you have problems with the interactive page, you can call Toll-free: 855-360-3488 (M-F, 8am – 5pm, PT), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a 2013 Trek Madone that isn’t running Shimano brakes, you should check out Trek’s recall after the break.
Due to the possibility of the attachment bolt for the front brake’s quick release to come loose, Trek has initiated a recall of select Madones. The bikes themselves are not being recalled, but they should not be ridden until the front brake has been inspected and replaced if necessary. If the bolt were to come loose, the cable could detach from the front brake resulting in the loss of front braking. Five reports of loose bolts have been reported, though no reports of injuries.
Both stock and Project One models could be affected, including:
- 2013 Madone 5.2 (standard and WSD)
- 2013 Madone 5.9 (standard)
- 2013 Madone 6.2 (standard and WSD)
- 2013 Madone 6.5 (standard)
- 2013 Madone 7.7 (standard)
- 2013 Madone 7.9 (standard and WSD)
To find a full list of affected serial numbers check out the Trek Safety and Recalls page or call 800.373.4594. Trek is providing a replacement brake free of charge to the owners of affected bicycles.