REI has received two reports of forks separating causing riders to fall. Injuries reported include a fractured clavicle, broken teeth, facial damage and head injuries. The recall covers about 260 of the 2005 Novara Trionfo bicycles with Aprebic carbon fiber forks. The bicycles are blue and white with black forks, and have the name “Novara” printed on the bars.
The bikes were sold at REI retail stores nationwide from January 2005 through August 2006 for between $720 and $1,900.
Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to an REI retail store a free repair.