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Massive cyclocross fork and big box bicycle recall announced

Posted Sep 23 2011 12:16pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced to large recalls that effect Specialized cyclocross and hybrid bikes as well as NEXT brand bikes, a low cost mountain bike hybrid sold in big box retailers like Walmart.

Attention cyclocrossers: if you are riding a new Specialized Tricross, check out this recall to make sure your bike is not included.

The Specialized recall is in regards to the Advanced Group carbon forks on their Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp bikes. The brake boss for the cantilever/v brakes can brake off not only leaving you with no front brakes but also pieces of dangling brakes and fork that can get trapped in a rotating wheel causing a crash. The recall affects about 14,200 2011 model year bikes which could have been sold from June 2010 through August 2011. Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork. For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.specialized.com .

Men's 26" NEXT Power X & Suspension bikes have been recalled

The second recall is more massive though the problem quickly fixable. Bridgeway International has recalled 91,000 of their NEXT model bikes in the men’s 26-inch hybrid bicycle version. The recall is in regards to the chains installed on the bikes which can break while pedaling causing injury or a crash. The bicycles were sold at Walmart from February 2011 through July 2011 for about $100 and are red or orange. “Power X” and “Suspension” are printed on the frame. Model numbers LBH2611M and LBH2611M2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on the frame between the pedals. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and contact the company for a free repair. (Of course you could put a quality chain on it from your local bike store which would instantly be the nicest thing on this bike.) For additional information, contact Bridgeway International at (877) 934-3228 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.powerxbike.com .

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