A faulty suspension fork manufactured by SR Suntour has sparked a recall of 17,000 GT, Giant and Trek mountain bikes that use the fork.
Owners should stop riding bicycles that are mounted with these forks. They can be returned to any GT, Giant or Trek retailer for free repair.
The fork’s internal support tubes can break, causing the rider to lose control. SR Suntour has received 12 such reports, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The bike models with the recalled forks are:
Trek: 2012 3700D and 3900D models;
Giant: 2011 and 2012 Revel1 and Revel1W, and;
GT: 2012 Avalanche 4.0 and Avalanche 4.0 GTW.
The SR Suntour suspension fork date codes, printed on the back of the fork crown are CK110301 through CK110731.
For more information, contact SR Suntour at (855) 205-2453, or visit the SR Suntour website. SR Suntour is manufactured in Taiwan and Vancouver, Washington.
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A bicycle fork recalled in 2008 may have been at fault for crash and fatality in Massachusetts — “Cops: Bike defect likely caused fatal Rehobeth crash.”
Also, “Cervelo recalls Wolf SL carbon fiber bicycle forks” — April 28, 2008