BMC recalls three models due to risk of fork failure

Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge models affected

BMC has issued a recall for its Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge models equipped with Aprebic Forks. These carbon forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to the rider. There are approximately 160 bicycles affected by this recall.


Full carbon Aprebic bike forks with the model number ACC-A704DN50B are included in this recall. The fork model number is printed behind the top arch.

Full carbon aprebic bike forks with the model number acc-a704dn50b are included in this recall:

Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the top tube of the bike. The bicycles come in black and yellow, or black and red color combinations.


Consumers with affected bicycles are urged to stop riding the bicycle immediately and should contact BMC at (800) 819-4262, or online at and click on “Service” then click on the “Recall page” link or email at for more information.