Salsa Cycles recalls fat bike forks

Bearpaw fork can bend or break, posing a hazard to the rider

Salsa Cycle is recalling approximately 2,500 aluminum Bearpaw fat bike forks citing a risk of the steerer tube bending or breaking.

The Bearpaw fork came stock on Salsa Mukluk fat bikes and was also sold aftermarket from September 2013 through November 2014. Affected forks have the date codes 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the fork’s steerer, followed by “CWI2201BAN2.”

Affected bearpaw fork have a salsa compass logo on the outside of the fork blades. replacement forks have the compass on the inside of the fork blades: affected bearpaw fork have a salsa compass logo on the outside of the fork blades. replacement forks have the compass on the inside of the fork blades
Affected bearpaw fork have a salsa compass logo on the outside of the fork blades. replacement forks have the compass on the inside of the fork blades: affected bearpaw fork have a salsa compass logo on the outside of the fork blades. replacement forks have the compass on the inside of the fork blades

Recalled Bearpaw fork have a Salsa compass logo on the outside of the fork blades. Replacement forks have the compass on the inside of the fork blades

Riders who purchased complete bikes equipped with the Bearpaw fork, as well as those who purchased it aftermarket, should immediately stop using it and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.

For more information visit http://salsacycles.com/bearpawforkrecall or call Quality Bicycle Components at +1-877-774-6208.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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