Trek recalls more than 4,000 Farley fat bikes

2014 and 2015 Farley 6 models may have fork issues

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.

The 2014 Trek Farley 6
The 2014 Trek Farley 6

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.

The 2015 Trek Farley 6
The 2015 Trek Farley 6

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.

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.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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