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Home > Recalled Products > Sports, Outdoors & Fitness > Sports - Team & Individual > Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories > Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks

Recall: Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks


On 2011-09-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2010 for about $700 to $2000.

About 10,000 units are involved in this Advanced Group bike recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 8th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 180 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks
Image of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Expert Bicycle 535607
Image of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Comp Bicycle 127349
Image of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Elite Bicycle 233149
Image of Recalled 2011 Vita Expert Bicycle 990201
Image of Recalled 2011 Vita Comp Bicycle 942520
Image of Recalled 2011 Vita Elite Bicycle 664134
Image of Recalled 2011 Vita Elite Step Thru Bicycle 947671
Image of Recalled 2011 TriCross Sport Bicycle 694909
Image of Recalled Advanced Group Carbon Fork 898928
Image of Recalled Broken Fork 113375
Image of Recalled 2011 TriCross Bicycle 196236
Image of Recalled 2011 TriCross Comp Bicycle 631105
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Phone: (877) 808-8154

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What is the problem?

The brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the following nine, 2011 model year bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. All bicycles have the brand name "Specialized" on the lower front frame tube. The model name is on the top tube.

UPDATE 01/31/2012: This recall was expanded to include additional bicycle forks in January 2012.

These items were sold new+ at Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011 for between $700 and $2,000.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.

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