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Öhlins recalls suspension forks sold on Specialized bikes and in the aftermarket

Published November 27, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Öhlins and Specialized are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 6,000 Öhlins suspension forks that were included on some Specialized mountain bikes and sold in the aftermarket. 

The forks' air cartridges can come unthreaded and abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube, posing fall and injury risks. The companies have received four incident reports, including one that involved injuries.

Consumers are being told to stop using bikes with the affected forks and contact an Öhlins or Specialized dealer for a free repair. 

About 5,400 of the forks were sold in the U.S. and 550 were sold in Canada.

Consumers can contact Öhlins at 877-922-3877 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on "Recall" for more information. They can contact Specialized Bicycle at 800-722-4423 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on "SAFETY NOTICES" for more information.

This recall involves Öhlins-branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 Air suspension forks. They were original equipment on Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper and Fuse mountain bikes and Levo e-MTBs. The recalled forks are black with "ÖHLINS" written in gold on each of the fork lowers. They have "RXF36" or "RXF34" printed across the fork arch. RXF36 Coil Forks (no air valve on the right-side top cap and "TTX" and "Coil" written on the back of the left fork lowers) are not included in this recall.

The bikes were sold from January 2016 through September 2018. The forks also sold as aftermarket products by Specialized retailers and other independent retailers including Jenson USA, Fanatik Bike Co. and They were manufactured by A-pro Tech Co. Ltd. of Taiwan. 

More information: CPSC recall pageCanada recall page | Öhlins recall page | Specialized recall page.

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