Scott recalls some 2023 Speedster road and gravel bikes due to fork steerer crack risk

Stop-ride notice affects owners of certain Scott Speedsters sold in Europe, Asia and South America

Scott Speedster recall

Scott has recalled some Speedster road and gravel bikes from its 2022 collection sold in Europe, Asia and South America. The Swiss brand says the fork steerer tube can break suddenly, “creating a possible fall hazard”.

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The stop-ride notice does not pertain to bikes purchased in North America or Australia.

The affected models are:

  • Scott Speedster 40
  • Scott Contessa Speedster
  • Scott Gravel 35 Speedster
  • Scott 50 Speedster Gravel 40 EQ
  • Scott Speedster Gravel 50

Owners of these bikes should stop riding them immediately and hand them into an authorised Scott dealer. The fork will be replaced free of charge.

A spokesperson said: “Scott internal testing found traces of cracking within the fork steerer. No case of injury or breakage has been reported in the market.”

Scott says it sold 1,985 units of the impacted models, manufactured in Hungary and China, between October 2021 and March 2022.

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The full recall notice runs below.

Scott Speedster recall notice

“In cooperation with national recall authorities, Scott is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,000 Scott Speedster Road and Gravel bikes from the 2022 collection.

“Scott is conducting this recall due to an in-house finding that the steerer tube/fork bridge can break, creating a possible fall hazard.

“To date, there have been no accidents nor injuries reported as a result of the possible breakage, nor reports of failure in the markets on the 2022 Speedster Road and Gravel bikes.

“The recall affects Scott Speedster 40, Speedster 50, Speedster Gravel 40 EQ, Speedster Gravel 50 and Contessa Speedster Gravel 35 EQ bikes from the 2022 collection.

“These bikes have been sold in retail and online stores during 2022 in Europe, Asia and South America. The recall does not affect bikes sold in the US and Australian markets.

“Consumers in possession of a recalled Scott Speedster bike are being requested to immediately stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized Scott dealer where a new fork will be installed at no cost.”