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Has Salsa fixed their Warbird v4 fork problems?

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Has Salsa fixed their Warbird v4 fork problems?

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Old 02-15-19, 11:02 AM
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Has Salsa fixed their Warbird v4 fork problems?

Last November, Salsa put a "do not sell" order out on the Warbird v4 due to a defect in the bike's fork. Does anyone know if Salsa has fixed the issue yet? Are Warbird v4's available for purchase?
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I just talked with Salsa. They said that they have found the solution to the problem are in the process of recertifying current inventory -- so complete bikes should be available for sale soon. He estimated framesets will be available . . . in May.
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They are sending out replacement forks to customers who already bought the frames. The shops who have frames in inventory will be replaced once all customers who purchased before the recall have been taken care of.
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
I just talked with Salsa. They said that they have found the solution to the problem are in the process of recertifying current inventory -- so complete bikes should be available for sale soon. He estimated framesets will be available . . . in May.
Jeeze. What a mess. The restock time is just too late for the start of riding season
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Just saw yesterday on a local Salsa dealerís FB that 2019 warbirds are back in stock (apex, tiagra, 105 builds specifically - the ones with the affected forks).
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yet they never did , 'tell' what the problem was.......
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Wasn't the issue that they could snap at the crown?
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Did they offer cash to owners?

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yet they never did , 'tell' what the problem was.......
they never said what the problem with my mukluk fork was either, but I took the $250 and bought a suspension fork. I always assumed they broke and didn't worry much about it once I had my new fork.
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Jeeze. What a mess. The restock time is just too late for the start of riding season
My LBS just gave me a 3 week ETA. I told him I wanted the bike to do a race at the end of April. He said it shouldn't be a problem. We will see, but this sounds promising.
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My LBS just gave me a 3 week ETA. I told him I wanted the bike to do a race at the end of April. He said it shouldn't be a problem. We will see, but this sounds promising.
Hopefuly they get it--and hopefully that is time to shake out cruise it.

One of my mates is doing Land Run 100 in 2 weeks...and we're still in Frozen North mode up here. Only training he can do for it is hours of trainer time and treadmills.

And this weekend--another 3-5" of snow.
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Just got back from my local salsa shop and they had a bunch of warbirds on the floor. They said the stop sale is over but wasn't sure if all the bikes they already had or just got a shipment.
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Hopefuly they get it--and hopefully that is time to shake out cruise it.

One of my mates is doing Land Run 100 in 2 weeks...and we're still in Frozen North mode up here. Only training he can do for it is hours of trainer time and treadmills.

And this weekend--another 3-5" of snow.
It isn't much better here in Stillwater either, if that makes you feel any better.
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