Morgan Hill, CA-based Specialized Bicycle Components is delivering the first of its replacement forks for 5,500 Allez model bicycles that were recalled after a report of a cracked fork.
The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends owners stop riding the bicycles and contact their dealer to learn how to get free installation of a replacement fork.
Although the report of a cracked fork led to the recall, there were no crashes or injuries reported that relate to the failure.
Shipping of replacement forks began this week, and Specialized said it expects the forks to be available everywhere by the end of March. Owners who pre-registered for replacement forks will be the first to receive them.
The recall comprises the 2018 Specialized Allez, Specialized Allez Sport, and Specialized Allez Elite. The bikes were sold from dealers from July 2017 to December 2017 for between $750 and $1,200. The bikes were made in Taiwan.
In addition to 5,500 bikes sold in the US, bikes sold in Canada and Mexico also are included in the recall.
For the replacement, contact your local Specialized dealer or call Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at 877-808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday. Also, you can email email@example.com or check safety notices at www.specialized.com.