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by Mark Zalewski
November 4, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Haas on Lachlan Morton: ‘His potential is limitless if he wants it to be’; Armstrong appears in federal court as judge hears arguments; Helen Wyman posts update on medical condition; The Death of the Local Bike Shop?; Bike stolen from cyclist killed in hit-and-run; British Cycling emphasising ‘culture’ in search for performance director; Bjarne Riis becomes partner in Danish team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept; Stan Siejka Classic final race for Tasmanian trio of Goss, Sulzberger brothers; Trek issues recall of select Farley fatbike models; Cyclist crowdfunding South Pole record attempt; Research studies of air pollution affects high-speed cyclists; Researchers test altruism with staged bicycle accident; Strider Bike World Championship.
Trek Bicycles issued a recall notice for two model years of its Farley fatbike models, after “a pattern of five warranty requests outlining consumer comments of noise and looseness in the headset area of the affected models.”
The affected models are the 2014 and 2015 Farley and Farley 6.
“A small number of these bicycles were made with a fork that was assembled incorrectly,” the recall said. “An incorrectly assembled fork could come out of alignment with the handlebar, which could allow the front wheel to turn unexpectedly and cause you to fall. If this happens, you could be involved in a serious accident.”
The 2016 and 2017 models are not included in this recall.
Trek will provide consumers with a free replacement fork and installation through its authorized retailers, and is issuing a $100 coupon good towards any Trek or Bontrager product for every bike returned for service.
Click through to read more at Trek Bikes.