Cervélo is voluntarily recalling all True Temper Wolf SL carbon forks on Cervélo bikes after finding a potential safety issue involving the fork steerer which can crack and eventually break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
The specific problem was not identified through standard testing and Cervélo has now discontinued the use of the True Temper Wolf SL carbon fork.
How to identify the forks
They have a clear coating over black painted carbon fibre, with the words “Wolf Superlite” and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the words “SL” on each leg above the fork blade dropouts.
There’s a logo just below the crown on each fork leg, with the words "sl" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts: there’s a logo just below the crown on each fork leg, with the words "sl" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts Cervélo
There is a True Temper CRT™ logo on the inside of both fork legs.
There is a true temper logo on the inside of both fork legs: there is a true temper logo on the inside of both fork legs Cervélo
What bikes were they sold on?
The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models:
- R3 SL
- Soloist Carbon
- Soloist Carbon SL
- certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles
The True Temper Wolf SL carbon fibre fork subject to this recall were sold through independent bicycle retailers in the UK from November 2005 through July 2008 as an OEM specified component.
The fork was also sold through independent bicycle retailers in the UK as an individual after-market item from November 2005 – June 2007. This recall only applies to Wolf SL forks. The Wolf TT or CL forks are not included.
What to do if you’re affected
Immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact your authorised Cervélo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed.
Find your local Cervélo dealer using the link on the bottom of this page: www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall.
Recalled True Temper Wolf SL forks will be replaced with the 3T Funda Pro or the Easton EC90SLX fork. Replacement forks will be provided free of charge, as will any labour costs.