A Swedish front air suspension fork importer is recalling 5,400 forks used on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.
The company, Öhlins Racing AB, reports four injuries, including a broken rib, after the air cartridge abruptly sprung out of the stanchion tube. Mountain bikers who have the forks mounted on their bikes can contact Öhlins or Specialized for a free inspection and repair of the part, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Öhlins branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 air suspension forks were sold as part of the previously mentioned Specialized bicycles or as an aftermarket accessory. The recalled forks are black with “ÖHLINS” written in gold on each of the fork lowers. They have “RXF36” or “RXF34” printed across the fork arch.
Not included in the recall are Öhlins RXF36 Coil Forks. They have no air valve on the right-side top cap and “TTX” and “Coil” written on the lower part of the left fork.
The forks were manufactured in Taiwan by A-pro Tech Co., Ltd.
Contact Öhlins from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at 877-922-3877 or click the recall tab at www.ohlins.com. Contact Specialized from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 800-722-4423 or click the safety notices tab at www.specialized.com.