RECALL: Racelight T Carbon Fork 2003 – 2009

Update June 2016

The coroner has sadly reported that the death of a Sudbury cyclist, Jonathan Weatherley, was as a result of these faulty forks.

October 2015

After hearing of two cases of bonding issues between the fork crown and steerer tube on the Racelight T carbon fork sold between 2003-2009, we’ve decided to announce a recall to replace these forks.
race fork

Models Affected:

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


We have had two cases of components separating effecting the models illustrated.


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


Please check the details on the picture to the right. Further pictures and information is available at:

Not affected:

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

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.

If in any doubt, stop using your fork immediately 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

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

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