Bike brand Felt has announced a voluntary recall of three of its lower-priced 2009 time trial/triathlon bikes so that aluminium steering columns on the forks can be inspected.
The models involved in the UK are 2009 versions of B16 and S32 with the only affected B12 bikes being those sold in the USA and Canada where an aluminium steerer tube was used on the otherwise carbon fork.
All the bikes were shipped to dealers between October 2008 and May 2010 and any owners are now asked to stop using them immediately and contact their Felt dealer for a free inspection and possible replacement of the fork.
Felt have received seven reports of broken steerer tubes in the US with one of them causing a rider to crash and suffer minor injuries. So far, no incidents have been reported in the UK.
The recalled bikes are:
2009 B16: Matt black/red, carbon fibre frame, carbon fibre fork with aluminium steerer tube.
2009 S32: Gloss white/red, aluminum frame, carbon fibre fork with aluminium steerer tube.
2009 B12: Gloss silver/carbon coloured carbon fibre frame, carbon fibre fork with aluminium steerer tube (US and Canada only – UK model has different fork)
For more information, please contact your local Felt dealer.
The UK distributor Saddleback is on 01454 299965.
Felt Bicycles in the USA and Canada on (866) 433-5887
Or visit www.feltracing.com