Cannondale Recalls Mountain Bicycles – Breakable Lefty Forks

Cannondale Recalls Mountain Bicycles - Breakable Lefty ForksCannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly

Name of Products: Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks

Units: About 6,700

Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken collarbone, a concussion, broken ribs and bruises.

Description: The carbon or aluminum bicycle forks were sold on Cannondale mountain bicycle models listed below:

Lefty Speed Carbon SL

  • 2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica $5500
  • 2007 Scalpel 1 $5000
  • 2007 Scalpel Team Replica $5500
  • 2007 Rush Carbon 1 $6000
  • 2007 Rush Carbon Team $6500
  • 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks $1400

Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm)

  • 2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets – CPSC press release #07-206) $4500
  • 2007 Rush 3 $2600
  • 2007 Rush 4 $2600
  • 2007 Rush 5 $1700
  • 2007 Caffeine 29’er $1600
  • 2007 Scalpel 2 $3500
  • 2007 Scalpel 3 $2600
  • 2007 Caffeine 1 $2200
  • 2007 Caffeine 2 $1600
  • 2007 Rush Feminine 1 $2000
  • 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2 $950
  • 2008 Rush Carbon 3 $3500

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007 for between $1,600 and $6,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately. Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Owners of these bicycles may call Cannondale’s toll free number: 800- BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site

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