Giant Bicycle is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant bicycle forks. These carbon-fiber forks were sold on 2001-model Giant TCR Team, TCR 0, TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 bicycles and framesets (an unassembled frame and fork). Warning: These forks can break during use causing riders to lose control, fall and get seriously injured! If you have one of these bicycles, stop riding it immediately!
How To Tell If You Have One Of These Recalled Forks
"Giant" and the model name appear on the bicycles and framesets (some of the forks may have "Giant" written on them as well). Giant Authorized Dealers sold the recalled forks on framesets and bicycles from September 2000 through April 2001. The framesets sold for between $500 and $1,000, and the bicycles sold for between $1,000 and $4,500.
Affected forks can be identified via the date code on the fork's steerer tube (the top tube). Carbon steerer forks have a date code label, while forks with alloy and steel steerer tubes have stamped date codes. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your fork.
Here's what to look for on your bicycle and fork: (To see the date code, the fork must be removed from the frame.)
|Bicycle/Frameset Model Name||Date Code on the Fork Steerer|
|2001 TRC Team and TCR 0 Giant Bicycles (carbon steerer tubes)||Year: 00, and Month: 8, 9, 10, or 11|
(on label on steerer tube)
|2001 TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 Giant Bicycles and Framesets, and TCR 0 Giant Framesets (alloy and steel steerer tubes)||Begins with "0H," "0J," "0K" or "0L"|
(stamped into steerer tube)
What To Do If Your Fork Is Affected
The most important thing to do is to immediately STOP riding the bicycle! Bring the bike to us or your nearest Giant Authorized Dealer for a free inspection, and, if necessary, fork replacement. To determine if your fork is part of this recall or for more information, call Giant Bicycle at (800) 874-4268 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.