Potential issue discovered with three early models of Racelight T carbon road forks

Fork recall on 3 models of Racelight T carbon fork (’03-’09)

Trade distributor Upgrade has issued a recall notice on the RaceLight T carbon fork from 2003 to 2009.

The firm said it had identified a potential issue with three early models of Racelight T carbon road forks and had issued an immediate recall, adding that forks will be replaced for the customers affected.

Here are the full details from Upgrade, which you can also find on their site here:

Models Affected;

Full Carbon Racelight T, 12K Racelight T and Racelight T Full Carbon


We have had two cases of components seperating effecting models illustrated below.


Possibility of bonding failure between fork crown and steerer tube resulting in loss of control / fall which may result in serious injury.


If your fork has the characteristics below and any of the icons as pictured on the left of this page, your fork is affected by this recall.


If your fork has any of the below features it is not subject to this recall:

• Short Drop Brakes [39 – 51mm] • Tapered Steerer
• Is full Carbon (no alloy parts)
• Is full alloy fork
• Has a alloy steerer tube
• No mudguard eyelets
• Bears the Kinesis or Kinesis UK logos

Sales Outlets;

Upgrade Bikes retail partners can be found here.

Action to take;

Please stop using your fork immediately.

Please return your fork either via the retailer you purchased your fork from or directly to ourselves using the address below.

For replacement with Kinesis DC07 fork.

NB in any doubt, stop using your fork imediately and contact us by phone or email for clarification.

Return Address;

Upgrade Bikes Limited,
Racelight T Carbon Fork 2003 – 2009 Recall,
Returns Dept.
Units A-B,
Star Road,
Partridge Green,
West Sussex,
RH13 8RA.

Further Concerns / Information;

Any further information please call: 01403 711 611 opt 4 or email info@upgradebikes.co.uk

We wish to thank you for your co-operation and apologise for any inconvenience.

You can download a printable copy of this information here

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