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Specialized issues ’Stop Ride/Stop Sell’ on three 2018 Allez road bike models due to fork issue

Published December 13, 2017
Recall will involve 13,000 bikes worldwide.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Wednesday, Specialized Bicycle Components issued a notice to riders and retailers to stop riding and stop selling the following 2018 Allez bicycle models: Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite.

The company said the action is due to a potential manufacturing defect that could result in fork failure and injury to the rider. There have been no reported injuries. Worldwide, this action involves approximately 13,000 bicycles sold to riders and retailers.

Owners of affected models should stop riding immediately and take their bicycle back to any authorized Specialized Retailer in order to initiate a planned fork replacement process, and collect a $75 customer appreciation credit. Specialized said it will take until mid- to late-January to obtain necessary approvals and until late February to source a sufficient quantity of forks for the recall.

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