Haibike Recall--Fork Defect

Shaggy

New Member
http://www.haibike.com/en/INT/service/recall
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"...the fork of Haibike Race, Superrace and Urban models show premature breaking when being exposed to above-standard endurance tests. Therefore, the fork may suffer from rupture or a break. This poses an enormous safety and injury risk for every user. "
The following models have been recalled:
  • Haibike XDURO Urban (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Urban RC (2016 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Race (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Superrace (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Race S RX (2016 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Urban S RX (2016 models)
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FYI and all that...
 

Johnny

Well-Known Member
I am curious about this because I just realized that Urban has a road bike-like geometry which made me very interested but the models I have found to be reasonably prices are all 2015 Urban models. Can somebody enlighten me about the seriousness of the issue and if there is a way to understand if it has been addressed before I purchase the bike ?

I am also curious is the sizing chart any different than the 2018 model ? I saw that 2018 model has a larger size 60 something. I was in between 59 and 56 but if the 2018 has the same geometry I would probably get 59"

Thanks a lot.
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
From what I read, Haibike decided to implement the recall after doing failure testing in their test lab. Cracking appeared at a lower load than they had predicted. So they decided to err on the side of safety. I've never read of anyone having a failure. I had purchased a 2016 Urban just a few weeks after this was announced. The dealer had not even heard of the recall when I talked to them. They took the bike back and I settled on an XDURO Trekking S RX. The Urban felt like it could jump off the street with acceleration, but sure was a harsh ride.