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Specialized has started replacing defective forks on 2018 Allez road bikes

Late last year Specialized issued a notice to all dealers to stop selling 2018 model year Allez road bikes due to a manufacturing issue with the carbon fibre forks.

Today the US company has issued an update say it has received approval for its recall and will begin replacement of all affected forks. Replacement forks are now being delivered to Specialized bike shops for installation on affected bikes.

The recall affects all model year 2018 Allez (Base), Allez Sport, and Allez Elite bicycles. They were sold between July 2017 and December 2017. 2018 Allez Sprint bicycles and framesets, as well as Allez Junior bicycles, are not affected.

It adds that availability will initially be limited, with more forks arriving every week. It expects to have all forks replaced globally by the end of March.

If you have an affected bike your local retailer will be in touch to discuss the replacement fork. You can contact Specialized on ridercare-uk [at] specialized.com or call directly at 020 8391 3502.

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.