Hot Topics

Merida issues safety recall of 2017 Scultura models

Merida Scultura carbon forks safety recall
Merida warns carbon forks on its Scultura range of road bikes may break from stresses and strains.

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:

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

If you own an affected Merida bike or are unsure if the fork is subject to the recall, contact your Merida dealer or the company directly.

Merida is coordinating with its dealers to perform replacement, with the first forks arriving mid-to-late August.

More recall information:

:: Recall Info on Merida's website.



Read '7 things to look for when buying a carbon road bike'
7 things to look for when buying a carbon road bike
Before spending thousands of dollars on any carbon road bike check out these tips. They may help you fine tune your decision to get the bike that you not only want, but that also suits... READ MORE


Read 'Best bike upgrades for under $100'
Best bike upgrades for under $100
Cycling is an expensive sport, but you can radically alter how your bike rides with an inexpensive and simple component upgrade... READ MORE


Anthony d morrowAuthor: Anthony Morrow
Anthony has over 20 years of digital and traditional marketing success in a breadth of industries, but admits all that hard work has always been just a means to support his cycling habit. An avid road cyclist since “forever”, Anthony began competing in college and continued right along, racing a few years in the U.S. at the pro level. Learn more:

Got a question?

ASK (and ANSWER) in our NEW Rider's Forum!

Check It Out 
Now comparing:
    Clear all