Fox Factory recently announced a recall of its Evolution suspension mountain bike forks. The recall was made due to a concern that the fork’s internal cylinder/piston can disconnect and cause the front wheel to detach. A rider in Italy was injured in one instance of a disconnection like this in the fork.
The recalled forks were from the model year 2013 and are the 32 and 34 Evolution series. The forks were sold nationwide from August 2013 to October 2013 as original equipment on models of BMC, Cannondale, Commencal, Diamondback, GT, Kona, Lapierre, Norco, Orbea, Raleigh, Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, Scott, Specialized and Trek mountain bikes. Some forks were sold as aftermarket items and were priced for $600 to $650.
If you think you may have a recalled Fox Factory fork, check for the evolution and FOX logo on the sticker on the front fork. You can also locate your serial number under the crown after removing the front wheel and check www.ridefox.com to see if your bike has the recalled fork.
Purchasers of the recalled suspension forks should stop riding those bicycles and bring them to the place of purchase for a free repair. If you cannot bring your bike to the place of purchase, contact Fox Factory for assistance.