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Cannondale issue Safety Recall

Posted by Matt | May 24, 2007 | Leave a comment

Now, I don’t actually know anyone who rides a Cannondale. Really I don’t, in fact I actually know more Klien owners than Cannondale owners and the number I see out on the trails is pretty low as well, except occassionally round Holmbury Hill and outside Peaslake Stores.

Must be a shortage of dealers locally I guess. That aside though, I just thought I’d flag an article posted on Bike Biz about Cannondale issueing a Safety Recall on their Lefty Speed Carbon SL and Lefty Speed DLR 2 forks (or is that fork? or tine?). Seems like some unfortunate assemblers in the factory are getting the blame for a problem which allows the forks to reduce themselves to core components at inopportune moments.

I distrust the look of the Lefty anyway although Cannondale are at pains to emphasise its an assembly issue and not a design one. But just in case anyone reading this is running one of the above forks, best to get them checked. Hopefully the folks at your Local Bike Shop (LBS) are more competent assemblers than the ones Cannondale employ in their factories.

You can read more about the Cannondale Lefty Safety Recall Notice on Bike Biz.

Filed under 2007, News in May 2007

Matt

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Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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