Cannondale OPI stem/steering tube recall

Dear Cannondale Rider,

As you may have seen, Cannondale have issued a press release informing users that they are recalling mountain bikes produced between 2011-2015 with a Lefty front fork assembled with a component known as an “OPI Stem” and an “OPI Steerer.”

Your bike is only affected by this recall if it has an OPI stem.The OPI Steerer is being recalled to have a new internal wedge fitted. It is located inside the headtube and is not visible and it is not the entire unit. The Lefty fork and the OPI Stem ARE NOT being recalled, only the internal steerer.

Although this recall is mandatory, there is no cause for alarm as we have not experienced a single issue in South Africa to date.


• OPI Stems are marked with the “OPI” logo in black with a white stripe above. OPI Stems look smooth and are rounded at the bike head tube.
• OPI Stems have no stem bolts, only 4 handlebar bolts.
• Use the illustration above to identify a bike subject to recall.

Potential Hazard:
OPI steerers affected by this recall have reduced fatigue life which could lead to breakage of the fork clamps or bolts over time. If that happened, a rider could lose control leading to an accident.

The Remedy:
Consumers with a bicycle equipped with an OPI stem should immediately stop using the bicycle and contact the nearest Authorized Cannondale Bicycle Dealer. Cannondale Dealers will inspect the bicycle OPI stem and fork for any damage that may have occurred and fit the OPI stem steerer system with a reinforcement part and install new Lefty clamp bolts.


We are working closely with you your local Cannondale Dealer so feel free to contact them for more information and your next steps. Again this recall is a precautionary measure so there is no cause for major concern

We thank you in advance for you understanding and look forward to handling all queries and actions together, ensuring a speedy resolution.

The Omnico Cannondale Team

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