Suspension manufacturer Fox Racing Shox has issued a voluntary recall of up to 40,000 Evolution series forks manufactured between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012.
This recall applies to 2013 model year Evolution Series Float suspension forks with 32mm and 34mm chassis and 120-160mm of travel.
The fork damper cylinder / piston assembly in some of these forks may separate and allow the fork to over-extend under certain circumstances, possibly causing the front wheel to detach from the bicycle while in use. The company has received one report of an incident in which a broken damper may have caused the fork to over extend and allowed the front wheel to detach.
Riders who think they may have a fork affected by this recall are urged to visit the Fox recall page and enter the four-digit ID code located on the back of the left fork leg. Alternatively, riders can enter the serial number stamped into the bottom of their fork’s steerer tube.
Fox Evolution owners are urged to check the four-digit code on the left fork leg or the serial number stamped into the bottom of the steerer tube
After entering their fork data through one of these two methods, the user will be guided through a step-by-step upgrade process where they will receive a free upgraded damper to be installed by Fox or by a qualified retailer.
For more information call (855) 360-3488 or visit http://ridefox.com/recall.
Fox initially sent out a recall notice stating that Evolution Series Float and TALAS forks were affected by this recall. The company has since specified this recall only applies to Evolution Series Float forks and not to the travel-adjustable TALAS models. This article has been updated accordingly.