High-end bicycles often have forks (the part that holds the front wheel) made of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is light but stiff so it is a popular choice. Specialized Bicycle has recalled more than 14,000 bicycles with a carbon fiber fork. The brake component, housed inside the fork, can separate from the fork, fall into the wheel and cause the rider to fall. The following models of 2011 Specialized bikes are involved in the recall: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. All bicycles have the brand name “Specialized” on the lower front frame tube. The model name is on the top tube.
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