Marin Mountain Bikes of Novato, Calif., is recalling about 380 Pine Mountain bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The rigid front forks on these recalled bikes can bend or break while in use or during jumping, causing the rider to lose control, posing fall and crash hazards.
The firm has received four reports of bent bicycle forks including one report in the U.S., and three in other countries. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves two Marin Mountain bicycle model years and model names: 2016 Pine Mountain 1 and 2017 Pine Mountain bicycles. The bicycles were sold in five frame sizes and in one basic color scheme (silver painted frame with orange painted fork.)
The model name “Pine Mountain 1” (2016) or “Pine Mountain” (2017) is printed on the top tube of the frame and the downtube of the frame has a “MARIN” decal.
The bikes, manufactured in Indonesia, were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2015, through February 2017, for about $1,000.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mountain bikes and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement bicycle fork and scheduling a free repair.
Consumers may Contact Marin Bikes at 800-222-7557 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.marinbikes.com and click on the “recalls/safety” link at the bottom of the page for more information.