Mountain bike manufacturer responds to reports of problems on RX9 models

Orange Mountain Bikes have issued a recall of certain forks on their RX9 cyclo-cross bike after two instances of the steerer tube becoming detached.

In a statement on their website, the Yorkshire-based company said: “While we have had no critical failures, we have had two instances of the steerer becoming detached from the rest of the fork. This occurred after the owners reported the forks making a creaking sound and where the forks were removed for inspection.

“A number of other forks suffering from a creaking sound have been reported to us. This has led us to issue this recall.”

Anyone who has bought an RX9 since April 2013 are being advised not to ride the bike until the fork has been checked. This can be done by measuring the cathead, with the faulty models being 30mm deep at the centre instead of 35mm.

Faulty forks will be replaced through Orange dealers, and should be available from 7th November.

For more information, visit the Orange website.