The recall was originally announced in October last year and affects some non-tapered Racelight T forks sold between 2003 and 2009.
Affected forks have a non-tapered 1 1/8 inch carbon steerer tube, an aluminium fork crown, carbon fibre fork legs and alloy dropouts with mudguard eyes. The forks can be recognised if they carry one of the four logos shown below on the side of the fork blade.
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Upgrade Bikes, the supplier of these forks, has been notified of bonding failures between the fork crown and the steerer tube and has provided a schematic of the affected forks’ characteristics, as shown below:
If your fork is affected, Upgrade says that you should stop using it immediately and return it for a replacement, either via the retailer from whom the part was purchased or directly from Upgrade Bikes. Upgrade will supply a DC07 fork as a replacement.
Not all forks are affected
Not all forks are affected and Upgrade states that if your fork fulfils any of the following criteria, it is not affected:
- Fits short drop brakes [39 – 51mm drop]
- Has a tapered steerer
- Is a full carbon fork, without any alloy parts
- Is a full alloy fork
- Has an alloy steerer tube
- Does not have mudguard eyelets
- Bears the Kinesis or Kinesis UK logos, as below:
If you’re not sure if your fork is affected or want further information, Upgrade Bikes can be contacted by calling 01403 711 611, then selecting option 4 or by emailing email@example.com.