Octubre 26, 2018

Estimado Ciclista, La seguridad y confiabilidad de nuestros productos es una prioridad para nosotros. Hemos identificado un problema potencial con las horquillas de suspensión RXF36 Air y RXF34 Air de marca Öhlins que se venden como equipamiento de posventa y como equipamiento de fabrica en algunas bicicletas de montaña Specialized Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse y Levo. Los productos se vendieron entre enero de 2016 y septiembre de 2018. Hemos recibido algunos informes de que el cartucho de aire salía bruscamente del tubo del montante de la horquilla, lo que puede ser riesgoso para el ciclista. Iniciamos un retiro voluntario con la Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor ("CPSC") y estamos trabajando estrechamente con ellos en un comunicado de prensa que anunciará su retiro del mercado en breve. Asesoramos a nuetros clientes de todo el mundo que han comprado bicicletas de montaña Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse y Levo de marca Specialized con horquillas RXF36 Air y RXF34 Air de Öhlins a que dejen de rodarlas inmediatamente y las lleven a su distribuidor Specialized. Nos disculpamos por los inconvenientes que esto causará a nuestros clientes, pero para nosotros es sumamente importante hacer todo lo posible para garantizar que nuestras bicicletas sean tan seguras y confiables. Contacte a [email protected] Si tiene alguna pregunta. Jon Goulet Director, Global Quality and Rider Care

September 17, 2018: Ohlins RXF

Estimado Rider Specialized,

En Specialized, su seguridad es nuestra principal preocupación. Por lo tanto, siempre que usted se vea posiblemente afectado, tomamos medidas inmediatas.

En base a los informes en campo, hemos llegado a la conclusión de que las horquillas de aire Öhlins RXF 36 29 / 27.5 + y 27.5 "que se especifican como equipamiento original en los modelos 2017 Stumpjumper, Enduro, Fuse y modelos 2018 Stumpjumper, Enduro, Turbo Levo y Fuse, ademas al igual que las horquillas Öhlins RXF 34 Air vendidas por separado en el mercado, pueden contener un defecto en la tapa superior que puede afectar la seguridad. Específicamente, la tapa superior del lado derecho de algunas horquillas puede no estar adecuadamente apretada, lo que en algunos casos puede ocasionar que la tapa superior se libere durante la conducción. Cuando esto sucede, es posible que el cartucho de aire salga bruscamente del tubo de soporte, lo que puede ocasionar lesiones al conductor. Por lo tanto, decidimos pedirles a los riders que dejen de rodarlas y que nuestros retailers dejen de vender las bicicletas y horquillas afectadas.

Estamos trabajando, de manera urgente, en asociación con Öhlins en un remedio a este problema. Una vez que hayamos obtenido las aprobaciones gubernamentales necesarias para nuestra solución, realizaremos un retiro para reparar las horquillas y volver a rodarlas. A medida que avancemos con nuestra estrategia y aprobaciones de retiro, brindaremos actualizaciones semanales en esta página.

Tenga en cuenta que otras horquillas Öhlins, como las horquillas RXF 36 Coil, no se ven afectadas por este aviso.

Queremos disculparnos por este inconveniente y gracias por su paciencia.

Gracias por rodar con Specialized.

Jon Goulet

Director de Calidad Global y Rider Care

Update 2/15/2018: Allez

Update: 2/15

Thank you for your patience as we've worked to address the safety concern relating to Model Year 2018 Allez (Base), Allez Sport, and Allez Elite forks.

We're happy to report that we've received approval for our fork recall and replacement program, and we've been working hard to source replacement forks to get you back riding as quickly as possible. Starting today, we will begin delivery of forks to your retailer, who will install the new fork on your bike at no cost to you.

As we've stated before, availability of forks will initially be limited, but we expect more forks to arrive each week. We anticipate having sufficient quantities to serve all riders globally by the end of March at the latest.

Your retailer will be contacting you via email to provide further detail on the recall and the replacement program. When a fork is available to match your bike, your retailer will contact you to schedule the replacement at your convenience.

Please email [email protected] or call directly at (800) 722-4423 if you have any questions.

On behalf of the Global Rider Care team, thank you for riding Specialized.

Jon Goulet

Director, Global Quality and Rider Care


Dear Specialized Rider:

At Specialized, it's our priority to ensure that you, our rider, can use our products safely and with confidence.

We have identified a very small number of Stout cranks with direct-mount chainrings (sold only with our MY18 Fuse Comp and Fatboy SE models) that may have been manufactured with an important dimension out of tolerance. In extreme, and very rare cases, this production variation could lead to the drive-side crankarm disengaging from the crank assembly, causing a risk of injury. Only cranks manufactured in 2017 are potentially affected.

By this letter, we are announcing a voluntary recall of affected cranks, which have a serial code beginning with “17” embossed on the inside of either crankarm. We have partnered with the crank manufacturer to improve the manufacturing process, as well as to provide you with a like-for-like replacement of your crankarm. These replacement parts are available immediately and may be obtained by contacting your Authorized Specialized Retailer. Your retailer may also reach out to you directly. In any case, you should stop riding your affected bike until the replacement crank has been installed.

To obtain your replacement crankarm, contact your retailer. Your retailer will help you identify whether your bike is affected and will obtain the replacement parts from Specialized. In most cases, we will have you back riding within 48 hours of retailer contact.

For questions, please contact Specialized Rider Care at (877) 808-8154

Thanks for your understanding, and we sincerely apologize for the trouble.

Jon Goulet

Director, Global Quality and Rider Care

UPDATE: 1/24/2018

In December we issued a notice asking you to stop riding your affected Allez, and that we'd replace your fork with a new one painted to match. At this time, we are happy to update that production of replacement forks is going according to plan and without delay. Pending regulatory approval, we expect being able to replace forks beginning in early February.

Please be aware that while our team is working hard with our suppliers to meet global demand, initial quantities will be limited. We will be allocating forks on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to riders who have signed up in advance at their retailer. If you have not done so already, we invite you to contact your retailer and provide your bike details and contact information so that we can prioritize your replacement.

When you sign up for a new fork, we will offer you a credit of $75 to use on Specialized merchandise at your local retailer. Please note this pre-order is NOT necessary to be eligible for a new fork or the $75 gift from Specialized, but it will help us get you a fork as quickly as possible.

Our next communication on this topic will be in early February. At that time we should be able to provide specific details to you and your retailer to get you a new fork. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your retailer or Specialized Rider Care.

Thanks again for your patience, and thanks for riding Specialized.


Jon Goulet, Director of Global Quality and Rider Care


Dear Rider,

Thank you for being a Specialized customer. We have been working on a safety improvement that needs to be made to your current Venge ViAS. Specialized has received isolated reports from the field of the rear wheel coming out of the rear dropouts, which can cause fractures in the rear triangle. Please read Specialized’s notice below.

Your safety is of the upmost importance to Specialized and your retailer partner At this time please stop riding your Venge ViAS Rim. We ask that you bring your bike to our shop so we can install the replacement rear derailleur hanger. This will be of no cost to you.

Please email  [email protected]  or call directly at (800)722-4423 if you have any questions. We appreciate your cooperation with this update.

Venge ViAS Notice

Flux & Stix Light Recall  (March, 2016)


Dear Specialized Rider:

At Specialized, safety is our primary concern, and when safety is compromised for the rider, we need to take action.

After careful examination, we've concluded that some model year 2018 Allez, Allez Elite, and Allez Sport model bikes may contain a manufacturing defect in the fork crown which potentially affects safety. Therefore, we've decided to prepare for a recall which will involve replacing the existing fork with a new fork.

By this letter, we're asking riders to stop riding, and our dealers to stop selling, affected bicycles. Even though, to our knowledge, no one has been injured and no regulatory agency has brought this to our attention.

We've already engaged our considerable manufacturing resources to supply high-quality replacement forks, painted to match your bikes. Riders who've purchased these bikes will be our first priority for replacement, followed by our retailers. As riders ourselves, we fully understand and are working hard at finding solutions to minimize your inconvenience. We hope you'll understand and appreciate that we will need time to obtain necessary government approvals and time for our factories to produce a sufficient quantity of forks for the recall.

We assure you that getting you, the rider, back on your bike is our highest priority, and that we're working day and night to make this happen as quickly as possible. As we progress, we'll provide regular updates to you on Specialized.com. And when we begin to deliver replacement forks, we will promptly notify all concerned.

For questions, please contact Specialized Rider Care at (877) 808-8154.

On our part, we wish to apologize for this inconvenience.

Mark Schroeder, Director of Engineering