At Öhlins, safety is our primary concern, and when safety is compromised for the rider, we need to take action.
Based upon reports from the field, we have concluded the Öhlins RXF Air forks sold to aftermarket and spec'd as original equipment on the may contain a defect in the top cap which potentially affects safety.
Specifically, the right-side top cap on some forks may not be adequately torqued which in some cases may lead to the top cap working itself free through riding. When this happens, the air cartridge may abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube causing a risk of injury to the rider. Therefore, we've decided to ask riders to stop riding, and our dealers to stop selling, affected forks and bicycles.
Which products are affected?
Affected aftermarket products are:
- RXF 34 Air 29 (part no's FG3412 1512, FG3414 1512, FG3416 1512)
- RXF 36 Air 27,5 (part no's FG3614 1716, FG3615 1716, FG3616 1716, FG3617 1716)
- RXF 36 Air 29 (part no's FG3612 1512, FG3614 1512, FG3615 1512, FG3616 1512)
Affected Specialized models are:
- Stumpjumper 2017/2018
- Enduro 2017/2018
- Fuse 2018
- Levo 2018
Please note that other Öhlins forks such as RXF 36 Coil forks are unaffected by this notice.
We are working urgently in partnership with Specialized on a remedy to this issue. Once we have decided upon the solution, we will issue a recall to fix the forks and get you back riding. As we progress with our recall strategy and approvals this site will be continuously updated.
We wish to apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.