Specialized recalls MY18 Allez family citing fork crown issue

Specialized has issued a voluntary recall on model year 2018 Specialized Allez, Allez Elite and Allez Sport bikes having discovered a potential issue with the forks specced.

“After careful examination, we’ve concluded that some model year 2018 Allez, Allez Elite, and Allez Sport model bikes may contain a manufacturing defect in the fork crown which potentially affects safety. Therefore, we’ve decided to prepare for a recall which will involve replacing the existing fork with a new fork,” said Specialized’s director of engineering Mark Schroeder in a statement.

Dealers are now asked to stop selling the affected bikes, despite there thus far being no known incidents and no regulatory agency flags.

“We’ve already engaged our considerable manufacturing resources to supply high-quality replacement forks, painted to match your bikes. Riders who’ve purchased these bikes will be our first priority for replacement, followed by our retailers. As riders ourselves, we fully understand and are working hard at finding solutions to minimize your inconvenience. We hope you’ll understand and appreciate that we will need time to obtain necessary government approvals and time for our factories to produce a sufficient quantity of forks for the recall,” added Schroeder.

In other news, Specialized dealers are now able to offer customers custom bike orders on Enduro and Stumpjumper builds.