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Specialized adds new models to bike fork recall

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Specialized Bicycle Components is adding two bicycle brands to its voluntary recall of bikes with a brake that can snap off from the carbon fork.

The new recall involves 460 bikes from the 2012 Tricross Sport and Tricross Comp models. The bikes were sold at authorized Specialized retailers between June and September 2011 for $1,250 to $2,000.

Last September, Specialized recalled 14,200 bicycles equipped with the same faulty carbon fork.

The problem is that the brake connected to the fork can become disengaged and get caught in the spinning wheel, although fortunately no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Owners of these bikes should stop riding them and contact a Specialized dealer immediately for free repair or replacement.

Contact Specialized, based in Morgan Hill, CA, toll free at (877) 808-8154 from 9 to 5 PT Monday through Friday or visit the website at www.specialized.com.

The Advanced Group of Taiwan manufactured the forks. See the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for more photos and information.

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