Swedish suspension manufacturer Öhlins has issued a recall of both aftermarket and original equipment RXF34 and RXF36 Air forks, due to a potential issue with the air cap coming loose, asking that riders stop using and shops stop selling the affected units.
The recall affects Öhlins RXF 36 29/27.5 Air forks and all RXF 34 Air forks sold to aftermarket and used as original equipment on the 2017 Stumpjumper, Enduro and Fuse, and also the 2018 Stumpjumper, Enduro and Levo models, though other Öhlins forks such as RXF 36 Coil forks are unaffected
Öhlins says that the right-side top cap on the affected forks may not be adequately torqued which could 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.
In a statement on their site, they say: "We are working urgently in partnership with Specialized on a remedy to this issue. Once we have obtained the necessary government approvals on our 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've reached out to Specialized to see what the timescale for a fix is likely to be, but in the meantime, you should get in touch with the dealer that sold the bike in the first place for more information. If you've bought the product second hand, we'd suggest you get in touch with your nearest local Öhlins stockist regardless.
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