If you own an ENVE Road 2.0 disc fork, it’s time to check the serial number. Yesterday, ENVE announced through the CPSC a voluntary recall of about 600 carbon forks. According to the CPSC, the Vietnamese-made forks have the potential of breaking above the disc brake mount on the left fork leg. At the moment there have been 5 reports of failure without injury. Limited to the 1.25″ tapered steerer tube models, serial numbers of the affected forks all start with VCT1406, VCT1410, VCT1411, VCT1501, VCT1502, VCT1503, VCT1505, VCT1506, VCT1507, VCT1508, VCT1509 or VCT1510.
If you have one of the forks listed you will be offered either a full refund or a substitute Road Fork 2.0 Disc with a 1.5″ taper and appropriate headset replacement if possible. If you believe your bike is affected, head over to the ENVE Volunteer Fork Recall page or to the CPSC.
UPDATE: Read ENVE’s response to reader comments after the break…
Dear Bikerumor Readers,
I wanted to respond personally to some of the comments regarding our “U.S. Made” claim. Please let me give you some background and history.
Since being established in 2007, ENVE has made components in both Asia and the U.S. As a start-up company, we simply did not have the resources to manufacture components plus wheels stateside. In 2010, we were seriously considering moving all of our wheel manufacturing to Asia. Knowing that the manufacturing process is what makes the ENVE product unique, we could not bring ourselves to offshore the wheel manufacturing. It was a defining decision for us and one that we are proud to have made US Made By Choice. Today, we manufacture 100% of our rims in the U.S. Since nearly 80% of our business is wheels, we have always felt comfortable with our statement of “made in America”.
Two years ago, we made the commitment to begin on-shoring our components to Ogden as you can see in this article. This is a long-term process as we’ve had to build new capabilities including our own paint facility. Today we are happy to say that the Mountain Stem, Direct Mount Stem, and Carbon Road Hubs are 100% manufactured in Ogden.
If you have felt deceived, it was not our intentions. Admittedly, we are particularly proud of the fact that we remained steadfast and continue to invest in U.S. wheel manufacturing when times were really tough. The comments have made us think about how we characterize/market the origin of all of our products so thank you for the feedback.
If you’re ever passing through Ogden, please stop by so we can show you around the ENVE facilities.