Salsa recalls Vaya and La Cruz forks

About 1,700 units being recalls after eight reports of bent forks

Salsa Cycles is recalling the forks on Vaya and La Cruz bicycles as the chromoloy forks can bend above the disc-brake mount.

About 1,700 units are being recalled. The recalled Vaya forks are stamped on the steerer tube with the batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14 and 2011 09 09. The La Cruz forks are stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04 08, 2011 05 30 and 2011 09 09.

The affected chromoly forks on the Vaya and La Cruz can bend above the disc-brake mount

The 1 1/8in forks were sold individually and as original equipment. The Vaya forks are orange or dark gray, and the La Cruz bicycle forks are black. 

Salsa Cycles has received eight reports of forks bending above the disc brake mount, but claims no injuries have been reported.

If you have a recalled Vaya and La Cruz forks, stop using it immediately and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection, replacement fork or a full refund.

You can also call Salsa at +1 (877) 774-6208.

Salsa also recently recalled CroMoto stems and Minimalist racks.

You can see a list of products recalled in recent years here.

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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