US bike maker Felt has recalled over 3,000 triathlon bikes across five models following reports that in a small number of cases the steer tube was breaking.
The recall includes all 2008 Felt S22 and S32 triathlon bicycles, and 2010 S32, B12, B14 and B16 triathlon bicycles – all of which have aluminium frames with carbon fibre forks and aluminium steer tubes. The company reports that so far it has received 18 reports of forks breaking on the models affected, and five reports of minor injuries.
This follows a similar recall by Felt in 2010 for 2009 B16, S32 and B12 models for the same issue. Owners are advised to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt dealer for a free inspection and steer tube replacement.
The recall affects around 3,300 bikes in the US and about 190 in Canada. We’ve asked Felt how many bikes are thought to be affected in the UK, watch this space for more info…