Summer is upon us and although the weather may be inviting bike riders should inspect and confirm the safety of their equipment. SCOTT has recalled its Speedster 30 and 40, and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bicycles. A defect has been discovered in the above mentioned bikes and the steering tube located in the front fork can break causing an increased fall risk to the rider.
About 2,000 units of the bicycles were recalled in the United States. The bicycles were available for purchase at authorized SCOTT dealers nationwide and online from August 2013 through May 2014. The bicycles can be identified by the brand name “SCOTT” and the model name “Speedster” on the frame of the bicycles. They were sold in black and white, with green, purple or teal accents. Another way to identify whether you happened to have purchased one of the recalled bicycles is by checking the serial number which can be found on a white sticker near the pedals on the underside of the frame. The serial numbers included in the recall are: AS30500001–AS30504930, AS30700001–AS30704651, AS30900001–AS30903278, AS31100001–AS31103744 and AS40101604–AS40105463.
Thus far SCOTT USA has received only one report of the fork breaking and no serious injuries have been reported in connection to the defect in the bicycles. If you determine that you have bought one of the recalled bicycles discontinue use and bring the bicycles to an authorized SCOTT dealership, where the fork will be replaced at no cost to the owner.