Martin blasts UCI over Froome, Specialized announces recall: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

December 15, 2017

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Specialized announces recall for 2018 Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite

by James Huang

Specialized today announced a recall affecting all 2018 Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite road bikes — roughly 13,000 bikes in total. According to Specialized, a “potential manufacturing defect… could result in fork failure and injury to the rider.”

Specialized says that no injuries have been reported to date as a result of the fork defect, but all affected consumers are advised to immediately stop riding those bikes, and all retailers have been directed to cease sales of those models as well. Replacement forks (painted to match) are not expected to be available in sufficient quantities until late February; riders will be compensated with US$75 “customer appreciation credits” in the meantime.

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