BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks

Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: BMC at (800) 819-4262 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Service” then click on the “Recall page” link or email at for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 160

Description: The recall involves certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge and Masschallenge bicycles equipped with full carbon Aprebic bike forks model ACC-A704DN50B. The fork model number is printed behind the top arch. Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the top tube of the bike. The bicycles come in black and yellow, or black and red color combinations.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bicycles immediately and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.

Sold at: Authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.

Importer: BMC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in: Taiwan