Incorrectly worded instructions has prompted Fletcher, N.C.-based Cane Creek Cycling Components to recall 5,000 of its DBINLINE rear bicycle shock absorbers.
The shock absorbers are marked with graphics that mislabel the adjustments for “high speed rebound” damping — the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols are switched. Following the instructions could cause the bike to respond unpredictably and result in a fall.
The company and Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that users stop riding the bicycles until they can get a decal that corrects the incorrect instructions. The company says it has receives four complaints about injuries caused by improper shock absober adjustments.
The shocks are black anodized aluminum with the word “INLINE” marked on them. They’re attached to a full-suspension mountain bike frame. Recalled products have a serial number on the underside of the top valve body in the following ranges: AA00002 – AA07304 and SA00077 – SA03926.
To get a replacement instructional decal, contact Cane Creek at (844) 490-3663 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.canecreek.com and click on “Safety and Recall” for recall information.
The shocks were sold separately at bike shops between May and September 2014 as well as installed on the following bikes:
2015 Alutech – Tofane
2015 Banshee – Phantom and Spitfire
2015 Bianchi – Methanol 29
2015 Canyon – Spectral 140 – 27.5 and 29; and Strive CF
2015 Ghost – AMR Riot 130
2015 Guerilla – Gravity Megatrail
2015 Ibis – Ripley 29
2015 Intense – Tracer, Carbine 29 and Spyder 29 Comp
2015 Knolly – Warden
2015 Nicolai – Helius
2015 Norco – Sight Carbon 7.1
2015 Nukeproof – Mega TR
2015 Orange – Five and Five 29
2015 Specialized – Enduro 650B and 29
For more information, also go to the Cane Creek recall page at the CPSC.