Orbea recalls Avant disc road bikes for fork hazard

Avant's fork can break

The Orbea Avant disc road bike introduced last summer is being recalled for "a potential safety issue in a batch of disc brake forks," according to the company. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall Wednesday, saying the fork can crack, but did not specify where.

Orbea has set up a support website for the Avant where riders can enter their bike's serial number to determine whether it is affected by the recall.

Some 715 units are affected. The Orbea Avant bikes were sold between August 2013 and June 2014 for between US$1,200 and US$9,000.

For more information visit http://www.orbea.com/int-en/avant-support-centre/.

The orbea avant frame can be configured with rim or disc brakes:

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.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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