Felt Bicycles is voluntarily recalling two of its aluminum cyclocross models due to possible frame failure, which could cause the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. So far 127 of the 150 sold were reported and remedied.
According to the notice on Felt’s website, no incidents have been reported. Included are approximately 150 units of the 2015 Felt F65X and F85X aluminum cyclocross bikes, made in Taiwan and sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through September 2014 for between $1,200 and $1,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement. If you have one, visit the Felt website and learn how to file your claim. You can also call Felt toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
Salsa has issued a recall on its Bearpaw aluminum fat bike forks, included with Mukluk bikes, framesets and sold individually, purchased between September 1, 2013, and November 17, 2014. The affected units have the date codes stamped 20130524, 20130710 and 20130826, followed by “CWI2201BAN2”. Also, you can use the compass to guide your way: if the fork has one on the outside, it is likely covered by the recall. The new forks have the compass printed on the inside of the fork legs.
The affected fork may bend or break, causing a hazard to the rider. Contact an authorized Salsa dealer to arrange for a free inspection and refund or replacement. For more information, call Quality Bicycle Products at 877-774-6208.