For this reason we are issuing a recall of the concerned suspension forks Durin Race 80/100 (MD 80R, MD 100R) in both disc only and canti/disc (for V-brakes) version. As a result of the potential risk to the user MAGURA recommends that affected units are no longer used as they may not be fit for the purpose intended!
Durin Marathon and Durin SL are not affected by this recall action.
The affected suspension forks must be sent either directly to MAGURA or through an authorized MAGURA distributor.
We will make every effort to ensure that this Recall action is concluded as smoothly as possible whilst causing a minimum of inconvenience to our valued customers. We would like to take this opportunity in advance to thank you very much for your support and understanding in relation to this matter.
During the course of our product testing we have established that the affected units in the severest of circumstances could potentially fail causing the breakage of the lower leg of the Durin Race 80/100 and that this could eventually result in a crash and possible injury to the rider.
The recall issue initially manifests itself with a crack on the front fork arch between the horizontal and vertical portion of that arch. The fork remains rideable at this stage, because the 2nd rear arch acts as a stabilizer for the lower leg, but the fork will feel indirect with a reduction in steering precision and the front tire will rub on the inside of the fork legs. If the rider continues with the broken front arch, the breakage of the 2nd rear arch is inevitable and this could then result in a crash.
This Recall only applies to a limited number of Durin Race 80/100 from the initial production batch, which can be identified by serial number or potentially through an optical assessment of the front fork arch radius.
Your MAGURA Passion People Team