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GT Avalanche 4.0 mountain bike recalled in Australia

The 2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 recreational mountain bike fitted with Suntour Forks SF11 XCM-V3 forks has been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with the Australian distributor, Cycling Sports Group.

2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 recreational mountain bike

2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 recreational mountain bike


2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 mountain bike defect

The reported defect resulting in the recall of the 2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 mountain bike is that if the front fork support tubes fail, the front wheel may disengage from the frame, resulting in serious injury to the rider.  That is the SR Suntour SF11 XCM-V3 fork may have defective support tubes. If both support tubes fail, the front wheel and the bottom case assembly / outer legs can come apart.

If you own one of these 2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 mountain bikes with the Suntor XCM-V3 fork you should contact the retailer you purchased the bike from to arrange a free inspection and if necessary the installation of the replacement kit.

If you want further information on this recall please contact the Cycling Sports Group.

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I hope you liked this post! Please do stop by the comment section below and share your thoughts on the recall of the 2012 GT Avalanche 4.0 with the rest of us.  I am always interested in feedback on these recalls. Are they justified? Are you an owner of a recalled bike? What has your experience been of the recall process? Please do share your thoughts by leaving a comment below :)

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