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Specialized recalling 2018 Allez bikes due to fork defect

Specialized recalling 2018 Allez bikes due to fork defect
Specialized warns of a manufacturing defect in 2018 Allez fork crowns

Specialized has issued a safety notice calling for the stop of sales of several of its 2018 Allez family of bicycles and recall of those already sold in order to replace forks with potential manufacturing defect in the crown.

In a statement on their website, Specialized’s director of engineering, Mark Schroeder, says:

After careful examination, we've concluded that some model year 2018 Allez, Allez Elite, and Allez Sport model bikes may contain a manufacturing defect in the fork crown which potentially affects safety. Therefore, we've decided to prepare for a recall which will involve replacing the existing fork with a new fork.

By this letter, we're asking riders to stop riding, and our dealers to stop selling, affected bicycles. Even though, to our knowledge, no one has been injured and no regulatory agency has brought this to our attention.

It appears Specialized is being proactive and prudent; there is currently no related recall advisory posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or Health Canada websites. The company is already underway in preparing replacement forks.

We've already engaged our considerable manufacturing resources to supply high-quality replacement forks, painted to match your bikes. Riders who've purchased these bikes will be our first priority for replacement, followed by our retailers.

Specialized Allez (2018) - Gloss Rocket Red/Tarmac Black Specialized Allez (2018) - Satin Black/Charcoal Clean Specialized Allez Sport (2018) - Gloss Cosmic White/Satin Black
Specialized Allez Sport (2018) - Satin Navy/Gloss Nordic Red Specialized Allez Elite (2018) - Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red Specialized Allez Elite (2018) - Satin Black/White Clean
Specialized Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite model-year 2018 bikes in their various color schemes

Customers may contact their Specialized Retailer or call Specialized Rider Care at (877) 808-8154 for more information.

BikeRoar recently reviewed the Allez Elite, complimenting the full carbon fork and steerer and less-aggressive geometry, deciding the bike is "excellent value for money." Read the full review here.

More recall information:

:: Recall Info on the Specialized website.


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