We’ve just recieved the following recall release from the folk at Pace following a fork snap at the Red Bull. Read it, check your forks, and if they’re one of the ones affected get it in the post ASAP.
Pace 2001 model RC36 ProClass2, RC38 AirForce2, RC31 are fitted with a quality steerer tube supplied to Pace by one of its reputable suppliers and is designed, manufactured and tested to Din Standards. In spite of this there have been two incidents where steerer tubes have failed due to a fault in the raw material.
We expect these to be isolated cases which can be traced to a particular production batch of 28.6mm (1 1/8″) steerers, and therefore as a precautionary measure Pace Cycles is only recalling forks from the following batches;
2001 Model Serial Number from- to Serial Number
RC36 PC20001 PC20937
RC38 AF20001 AF20237
RC31 Not numbered
Recall only applies to these forks when fitted with steerer tubes of larger internal diameter of 25.4mm. Later models with smaller 22.5 and 24.5mm internal diameter are not affected, neither are 25.4mm (1″) steerers, all of which are perfectly OK for use and need not be returned.
Pace would advise all of our customers effected by this recall to return their fork to Pace Cycles, direct or through their supplying dealer, so that an uprated steerer tube may be fitted (free of charge). This operation is simple and turnaround at the factory is rapid, however it may only be undertaken by Pace Cycles. Your fork will be returned carriage free.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to our customers by this partial recall however so as to maintain our high standards of quality and safety Pace must take this responsible action.
All new Pace forks supplied by the Pace Cycles Factory and their Dealers are supplied with an uprated high quality steerer as standard and can be identified as having steerer tubes with an internal diameter of either 22.5 or 24.5m. Please also note no earlier model forks are affected.