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BMC has identified a problem with forks on 2018-2019 model year bikes

Do you own a BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc bike? You’ll want to know that the Swiss company has just issued a voluntary recall for due to a “technical problem with the fork that could result in a cracked or broken steerer tube, leading to potential crashes and injuries.”

The recall impacts all BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes from Model Years 2018 and 2019, and which first went on sale in June 2017. If you have one of these bikes, BMC strongly requests that these bikes are no longer ridden and are brought to a BMC retailer for a safety check.

If you have one of the bikes listed below, you’ll be wanting to take it back to where you bought it from or any BMC retailer for a safety check. BMC says the retailer will carry out an identification process to determine whether the bike is cleared to ride, or whether the fork needs to be exchanged.

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- Review: BMC TeamMachine SLR01 Disc Two

Here is the full list of bikes the recall applies to:

Model Year 2019

  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC EDITION AXS - Stealth
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC ONE - Race Grey
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TWO - Steel Blue
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC THREE - Team Red
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC FOUR - Carbon Red
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Race Grey
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Steel Blue
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Team Red
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Aqua Green
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Stealth

Model Year 2018

  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TEAM - Team Red
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC ONE - Carbon Grey
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TWO - Grey Blue
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Team Red
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE - Carbon Green
  • Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Carbon Grey

The recall doesn’t impact 2020 model year bikes or any rim brake bikes, it’s just the disc brake versions.

More at www.bmc-switzerland.com and www.evanscycles.com 

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.