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Kona Issues Recall of 2014 WO Fat Bike

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If you own a 2014 Kona Wo fat bike, the company is reporting that you should stop riding it immediately. The recall is due to the potential for the fork to break where the steerer tube and fork crown meet which could obviously cause a crash. There has only been a single incidence of failure without injury at this point, but that is enough for Kona to issue a recall which will affect around 531 bikes equipped with the Kona Fat Project Two Disc Fork.

Wo owner should stop riding the bikes and contact their local Kona dealer for instructions on obtaining a new fork.

Consumers can contact Kona at (800) 566-2872 from 8:30 am – 5pm PT Monday through Friday or online at www.konaworld.com/wo_recall/ or email to wo-recall@konaworld.com for more information.

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Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Not any more

charles bronson
charles bronson
8 years ago

hey fap master can it!!! kona is super gnar, no one is perfect. lets be glad noone is hurt, YOOOOOOO!!!!

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Not a Fat bike fan, But Darn, that bike looks cool

will
will
8 years ago

At this rate Kona is going to overtake Cannondale at frame failures

Mario
Mario
8 years ago

well it’s not like anyone actually uses fat bikes, so thats ok

Henrik
Henrik
8 years ago

big fan of kona, but not their fatbike. that thing just doesn’t do it for me. I wonder if the number 531 is all that they’ve sold?

Jesse Edwards
Jesse Edwards
8 years ago

I like Kona too (ride one!) and think this thing is an abomination. So ugly!

King County
King County
8 years ago

Cool looking bike. I’d contemplate getting one.

David
David
8 years ago

For what it’s worth, my understanding is that Kona isn’t a huge fan of this bike either. Poor choice of tire and bar spec, and the person who developed it did not participate in developing the 2015 model, which is supposed to be a much better bike.
Still, I’ve played around on a 2014 Wo with Surly tires and flat bars, and it’s pretty good fun in the snow.

Andy
Andy
8 years ago

Yep, the ’15 is a much better bike and is in line with current fat bike standards. The ’14s were too little too late and are still sitting on dealer floors so this isn’t too terrible. The ’15s have a different fork with a beefier crown design so they shouldn’t be weaksauce like the ’14s were.

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