July 9, 2001: The following Rans bike models have been recalled for inspection and possible modification: Stratus, Stratus XL, Wave, Tailwind, Gliss, Response and Nimbus.
Some of these models have a fork steerer (the tube that's hidden inside the headtube of the frame) that's subject to fatigue and possible breakage. Ten instances of fork breakage have been reported, though no falls or injuries have resulted.
If you have one of these models, stop riding your bike at once, and have it inspected by us, another Rans dealer or other qualified bicycle technician. Click the link below or call us for more information. You can also call Rans toll free at 877-990-7267.
If you're no longer the owner of the Rans you purchased, please pass along this information, if possible.
We regret this has occurred, but we value your safety above all. Thank you.