Merida, a Taiwan-based company, has issued a voluntary recall of its Scultura range of road bikes because their carbon forks "might break under stress and could cause crashes, serious injuries and even death."
Merida advises, "further riding or other usage of the bikes which carry the affected forks is to be stopped immediately until the replacement fork has been fitted."
Affected Merida Bike Models and Forks
The company's recall affects 2017 Scultura models, both rim and disc brake, with CF2 forks. Corresponding 2018 models are not affected.
SCULTURA CF2 RIM version, model year 2017:
SCULTURA CF2 DISC version, model year 2017:
- SCULTURA Disc 200
- SCULTURA Disc 400
- SCULTURA Disc 400-Juliet
- SCULTURA Disc 500
- SCULTURA Disc 4000
- SCULTURA Disc 4000-Juliet
- SCULTURA Disc 5000
- SCULTURA Disc 6000
Affected forks are limited to two model numbers and one production code. Details can be found on a sticker with QR-code that is visible when the stem is removed and the fork has been taken out of the frame.
FK-CF1638 (model number - rim brake version) or FK-CF1638D (model number - disc brake version), A-0-UD production code.
What to do next
Merida is coordinating with its dealers to perform replacement, with the first forks arriving mid-to-late August.
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