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Some 2020 Salsa Cutthroat motorcycles have forks that, according to the brand, “can crack or break, which can lead to a crash”.
Today, Salsa and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 600 cutthroat bikes. Framesets and aftermarket forks are sold in the US and an additional 100 in Canada.
The specific problem lies in the carbon fork that Salsa says can crack or break while riding. The Minneapolis-based brand said it had received seven reports of cracked forks, but no injuries were reported.
2020 Salsa Cutthroat recall
While the recall affects a number of complete bikes, framesets and aftermarket forks in the Cutthroat series, only a “selected range of production dates” is affected by models, according to Salsa.
In particular, only products with a fork that contain the letter “G” in the serial number will be included in the recall. Since the serial number is on the steerer tube, the fork must be removed to view the serial number. Salsa also found that affected models were sold at authorized dealers between September 2019 and September 2020.
If you have purchased any of the following models, Salsa asks you to stop riding immediately and take the bike to an authorized dealer for inspection.
- Salsa Cutthroat GRX 810 Di2
- Salsa Cutthroat GRX 810 1x
- Salsa Cutthroat GRX 600
- Salsa Cutthroat Apex 1
- Salsa Cutthroat Framesets
- Salsa Cutthroat Carbon Deluxe V2 aftermarket fork (matt and glossy)
When your bike is part of this recall, Salsa will replace the fork for free.
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