Recall of Duty – Fox’s Select Evolution Fork Recall Receives CPSC Approval, Trek Recalls Select Madones

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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 recall@ridefox.com.

If you have a 2013 Trek Madone that isn’t running Shimano brakes, you should check out Trek’s recall after the break.

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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.

Comments

TheEgg - 12/19/13 - 12:29pm

I always thought that the proprietary Bontrager aero brake on the new Madone looked iffy. Almost as much of a pain in the ass as the tucked-under rear brake. Hopefully no issues with those come out as well…

Padrote - 12/19/13 - 12:51pm

this is the second fox recall this year but nobody has whined about them quite like they did the SRAM one

Steve - 12/19/13 - 1:14pm

@padrote
This is fox’s first, and only recall ever. Not to mention that it’s only affecting their low end, OE spec evolution series.

puffy - 12/19/13 - 1:21pm

Visual assessment is racist, TheEgg

Keith - 12/19/13 - 1:35pm

Padrote, EXACTLY! That’s why we have choices. I won’t run anything but SRAM, others hate them, so they run Shi*tma*o. And I don’t care.

patrik - 12/19/13 - 2:40pm

Hmm, and Fox has moved a lot of their production overseas. Of course, stealth Fox employees will post here and claim that’s not the reason. But it’s also not the case that having less guns on the street leads to less death by guns.

Fred Finder - 12/19/13 - 2:42pm

Fox blows. I’ve went through 4 of the electronic rear lockout shocks and am waiting for the shop to get back another new one to break…

Dave - 12/19/13 - 2:52pm

I really want to like Fox, and their forks definitely have a great feel, but they needed way too much maintenance – I had to replace my lowers twice in 3 years of riding because the bushings would develop play. Even my ~2005 Manitou was more durable.

Alejandro - 12/19/13 - 3:45pm

@ fredfinder
Electronic rear shock? If you have broken that many why do you constantly return for warranty? Try something else then!
Alejandro

bin judgin - 12/19/13 - 4:56pm

OMG it’s going to take 8 hours to take that fork off, and replace the damper!

captain derp - 12/19/13 - 6:40pm

i thought everyone learned that electronics + shocks was a bad idea from noleen…

casey - 12/20/13 - 3:00am

actually ‘bin judgin’ after a small bit of repetition of the task, it is very easy to accomplish the warranty replacement process in less than 10 minutes.

gravity - 12/20/13 - 3:06am

Just a point of clarification: The brakes on the Madone are not proprietary. They were developed in conjunction with Shimano, are an open standard, and will shortly be the industry standard for “aero” brakes. ENVE is designing a fork around these brakes, and I would expect that the rest of the bike industry is following suit. Giant rep told me that they were waiting to get their two year cycle out of the Propel before they redesigned it to work with these brakes.

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