Specialized recalling 12,000 Globe model bicycles

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Specialized is warning consumers to stop riding Globe bicycles they might have bought over the past five years because the front fork steering tube can break.

Globe Elite, among bikes recalled

The Morgan Hill, California-based company has received four reports of front forks breaking, causing face, head and shoulder injuries.

The Specialized 2008 and 2009 Globe bicycles use Kinesis aluminum forks (manufactured in China) equipped with aluminum alloy steering tubes. Officials at Specialized Bicycle Components are asking owners to return the bikes to authorized dealers for free installation of a free replacement fork.

Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles.

The bicycles were sold in various colors between July 2007 and July 2012 and cost between $550 and $1,100.

Contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at http://www.specialized.com and click on Support/Safety Notices.

See the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice.

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    • John on May 25, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    if I’m buying a used globe, how can I tell exactly what year and model it is.
    also, are they still replacing these front forks?
    Thank you…John

    • Yolanda Wright on May 27, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    Yes I would like to know that too.

    • Jose Aguirre on January 25, 2024 at 1:33 pm
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    My bicycle, Specialized Globe, suffered from this issue. The component broke while commuting on one of these bike manufactured in 2009. I fell and injured myself badly. The result was 5 days in the hospital with a brain injury, an unconsciousness state, a thoracic vertebral fracture and several wound in my face.

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