Seven reports of cracked forks on 2020 Salsa Cutthroat bicycles have prompted a recall by Bloomington, Minn.-based Quality Bicycle Products. No injuries have been reported, although a break could cause a fall.
The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges bike owners to stop riding the bicycles in question, contact Salsa Cycles, and take the bikes to authorized dealer for an inspection and installation of a replacement fork.
The recall affects about 600 bikes sold in the US and 100 sold in Canada. It comprises the model names GRX 810 Di2, GRX 810 1x, GRX 600, Apex 1, framesets, and Carbon Deluxe V2 aftermarket forks.
“This recall involves only Cutthroat bicycles, framesets and forks in which the fork serial number contains the letter G. A Cutthroat fork serial number is visible when the fork is removed from the frame,” according to the CPSC.
The bikes were sold for between $2,700 to $5,800 from September 2019 through September 2020.
For more information contact Salsa Cycles toll-free at 877-774-6208 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit www.salsacycles.com and click on “Safety and Support” then “Recall” for more information.