SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, BMC is recalling three lifestyle bike models — Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge — because of breakage issues with their Aprebic forks. The forks can break above the brake mount. No injuries have been reported, and the recall affects 160 bikes.
The recall involves bikes made in Taiwan and equipped with full-carbon Aprebic bike forks model ACC-A704DN50B. The fork model number is printed behind the upper arch. Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the frame’s toptube. The bicycles come in black and yellow or black and red color combinations.
Dealers can contact BMC at (800) 819-4262 for further info.
Full details of the recall are available on the CPSC website.