Cycling Sports Group of Wilton, Conn., is recalling about 11,600 model year 2013 – 2016 Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The fork can break, posing a fall hazard with the risk of death and serious injury.
The firm has received reports of 11 incidents worldwide of the bicycle’s fork breaking, including five in the U.S.. Seven of these incidents resulted in serious injuries, including concussions and a spinal injury, and there was one fatality.
This recall involves model year 2013 – 2016 Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross bicycles equipped with disc brakes. Cyclocross racing combines both off-road and on-road cycling.
The bicycles were sold in a variety of colors and configurations.
Consumers should inspect their bicycle to determine if it is affected by this recall by confirming:
- The bicycle has a prominent CAADX marking on the top tube or other location.
- The bicycle has disc brakes.
- The inside of the fork leg has a large “ULTRAX” marking.
- The cable running to the front disc brake is outside of the fork, as opposed to inside the fork.
The bikes, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from August 2012, through August 2017 f or between $1,000 and $2,220.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will replace, free of cost, the bicycle’s fork with a full carbon fiber replacement fork.
Consumers may contact local Cannondale authorized dealers or Cycling Sports Group at (844) 370-1536 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com or online at www.cannondale.com and click on “Recalls & Notices” at the top of the page.