I need to alert you today about a bicycle recall. The bike in question is the 2010 Redline Conquest Pro Bicycles and Framesets. There were about 350 of these bikes sold, and they were distributed by Seattle Bike Supply, of Kent, Washington.
The bikes are hazardous because the bicycle’s fork legs can separate from the fork crown and cause the bike rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls and there is a bike crash.
This recall involves all units of this popular cyclocross bike, which was sold in pearl white/blue; they have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks and aluminum steerer tubes.
The company is aware of three bicycle crashes with the forks separating. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries reported in one of the incidents, but you can see that this could potentially lead to a fatal bike accident.
These bikes were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide between August 2009 and November 2009 for about $1,900 for the bicycle and about $550 for the frameset.
As a San Francisco Bay Area bike accident attorney, if you or anyone you know has this bike, stop riding it immediately. The integrity of the fork of your bike is crucial to your safety, because so much of your weight is placed on the fork and your face and head are in the most vulnerable position. It bears repeating that head injuries account for more than 60 percent of bicycle-related deaths. So, wear your helmets, but stop riding these bikes immediately.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and contact their local Redline bicycle dealer to receive a free inspection and fork replacement OR contact Redline Bicycles at (800) 283-2453 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Redlinebicycles.com