Various Trek SR Suntour equipped bicycles sold between 2010 and 2014 with SR Suntour NRX (IS mount only) or SR Suntour XCM (29”), XCT (29”) or NEX (700c) suspension forks have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with Trek Bicycle Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd due to an issue with the fork dropouts.
Trek SR Suntour Fork Failures
Product Safety Recalls Australia are advising that Trek SR Suntour bikes equipped with Suntour NRX (IS mount only) or SR Suntour XCM (29”), XCT (29”) or NEX (700c) suspension forks may fail due to the dropouts breaking. It is unclear as to exactly what is happening with the dropouts other than they may “break.” If you have one of the following Trek models you should take note of this recall.
- Model year 2011: Montare, Utopia, Wahoo, Marlin and Marlin SS
- Model year 2012: 8.3 DS, 8.4 DS, 8.5 DS, Marlin, Marlin SS, Neko SL and Wahoo
- Model year 2013: 8.3 DS, 8.4 DS, 8.5 DS, 8.6 DS, Cali, Marlin, Neko SL and Wahoo
The Trek SR Suntour bike models listed above were sold in Australia between September 1, 2010 and June 25, 2014, so basically a four-year period.
Trek SR Suntour Fork Recall: Action to take
Consumers with the affected Trek SR Suntour model bicycles listed above should stop using their bicycle and take it to a Trek retailer for inspection and repair immediately. For bicycles fitted with an affected NRX (IS mount only) fork, consumers will receive a replacement RST Vita fork. For bicycles fitted with an affected XCM (29”), XCT (29”) or NEX (700c) fork, consumers will receive a special quick release and washer to replace the original quick release.
If you have one of the Trek SR Suntour bikes affected by the recall, do please let us know your experience with the recall.
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