Trek in conjunction with the US CPSC has issued a voluntary recall of all 2014 and 2015 Farley 6 fat bikes. The 2016 and 2017 Farley models are not affected by this recall.
According to Trek, this recall was prompted by “an abnormality in the connection between the fork and steer tube.” This defect has the potential to cause a separation at the base of the crown and steerer, which could lead to serious accidents. To date, there have been no reports of injuries.
This recall applies to 4,635 Trek Farley 6 bikes sold globally. The Farley 6 models included in this recall were sold as complete bikes and as framesets.
Owners of these fat bikes should stop riding them immediately. To remedy this issue, authorized Trek dealers will install a replacement fork. Parts and labor are free to the owners.
To incentivize the replacement, Trek will also include a $100 coupon good towards any Trek or Bontrager product for every bike returned for service.
Visit the Trek Bikes recall page for more information.