The recall includes all 2008 Felt S22 and S32 triathlon bicycles, and 2010 S32, B12, B14 and B16 triathlon bicycles – all of which have aluminium frames with carbon fibre forks and aluminium steer tubes. So far the company states that it has received 18 reports of forks breaking on the models affected, and five reports of minor injuries.
This follows a similar recall by Felt in 2010 for 2009 B16, S32 and B12 models for the same issue. Owners are advised to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their local Felt dealer for a free inspection and steer tube replacement.
The recall affects around 3,300 bikes in the US and about 190 in Canada. The Felt logo is on the seat, frame and tires. The model number is printed on the frame, next to the Felt logo. The 2008 S22 model was sold in gloss white and the 2008 S32 was sold in gloss red. The 2010 S32 model was sold in gloss black, the 2010 B12 was sold in gloss white, the 2010 B14 was sold in gloss pewter and the 2010 B16 was sold in matte black.
The bikes were sold from July through November last year for between about $1,400 and $5,000. For more information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT or visit the firm’s website at www.feltracing.com.