Trek and Scott recall 125,000 bikes with faulty suspension forks

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Bike makers Trek and Scott USA issued a recall on 26 different 2011 – 2013 bike models earlier this week after realizing the SR Suntour suspension forks can break.

Trek Marlin among those recalled

Trek Marlin among those recalled

Scott Sportster 55 among recalled models

Scott Sportster 55 among recalled models

Trek received 28 reports of broken forks, leading to five injuries such as broken bones and bruises. Scott received one report of a broken fork.

The two bike makers and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission urge owners to get the forks repaired or replaced at a dealer free of charge.

The bikes were manufactured in China and Taiwan.


The recall for Waterloo, Wis.-based Trek comprises 120,000 bikes across 11 models.

The Treks have disc brakes and either the Suntour NEX, NRX, XCM or XCT front fork suspensions. The bike model names are located on the top tube, and the serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket. Serial numbers ending in F, G or H should be inspected.

The Treks cost between $600 and $1,370 and were sold from May 2010 to June 2014.

Trek bike recall:

Model Name(s) Model Year(s) SR Suntour Fork
8.3 DS 2012 and 2013 NEX
8.4 DS 2012 and 2013 NRX
8.5 DS 2012 and 2013 NRX
8.6 DS 2013 NRX
Cali 2013 XCM
Marlin and Marlin SS 2011 XCT
Marlin 2012 and 2013 XCM
Marlin SS 2012 XCM
Montare 2011 NRX
Neko SL 2012 and 2013 NRX
Utopia 2011 NRX
Wahoo 2011 XCM
Wahoo 2012 and 2013 XCT


Scott USA

As for Ketchem, Idaho-based Scott USA, the recall covers some 5,200 bikes across 13 models. They all have 700c wheels, disc brakes and NEX or NCX Sontour suspension forks.

They were sold at bike stores from October 2010 to November 2013 for between $450 and $1,100.

Scott bikes recall:

Model Name(s) Model Year(s) and Color SR Suntour Fork
Sportster 10 Men 2011 (black/white/gold) NCX
Sportster 10 Solution 2011 (black/white/gold) NCX
Sportster 25 Men 2011 (white/brown/black) NCX
Sportster 25 Solution 2011 (white/red/orange) NCX
Sportster 30 Men 2011 (grey/white)2012 (white/black/grey/gold) NEX
Sportster 30 Solution 2011 (black/white/grey) NEX
Sportster 55 Lady 2011 (black/white/gold) 2012 (white/purple) NEX
Sportster 55 Men 2011 (black/white/orange) NEX
Sportster X30 Men 2013 (black/white/grey/red) NEX
Sportster X30 Solution 2013 (black/blue/grey) NEX
Sportster X40 Men 2013 (black/white/blue) NEX
Sportster X50 Men 2013 (grey/white/black) NEX
Sportster X50 Lady 2013 (white/grey) NEX

To contact Trek, go to Trek Bikes and follow the “Get Support” button to “Owner Resources” to “Safety & Recalls.” Also call (800) 373-4594 from 8 to 6 CT Monday through Friday.

For Scott USA, call (888) 607-8365 ext. 2012 from 8 to 6 CT Monday through Friday. Also, check the Scott USA webpage and click on “Safety and Recalls” at the bottom of the page.


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