Linus Bikes has issued an immediate recall of its Cesta 500 and Ero 500 electric bicycles. Anyone who has one of these models should immediately stop using it and contact Linus Bike to schedule a free fork replacement. Linus is contacting all known purchasers directly, as well.

How to tell if your Linus e-bike has been recalled

Linus has released the specific serial numbers of the e-bikes it's recalling. If you have either a Cesta 500 or an Ero 500 e-bike, locate the serial number by flipping your bike over. The serial number is located on the underside of the frame near the chain ring. The recalled models will have one of the following serial numbers:

  • LXD20100231-LXD20100420
  • LXD20100686- LXD20100830
  • LXD20100956- LXD20101060

When were the e-bikes affected by the recall sold?

The affected e-bikes were sold at independent bike shops and online at from January 2020 through October 2022 and retailed for between $2,000 and $2,500.

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What should I do if my Linus e-bike has been recalled?

Linus Bike can be contacted by calling 800-615-1534 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email at Further info can also be found by visiting and clicking on “Safety Notices.”

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Natascha Grief

Natascha Grief got her first bike shop job before she was old enough to drink. After a six-year stint as a mechanic, earning a couple pro-mechanic certifications and her USA Cycling Race Mechanics license, she became obsessed with framebuilding and decided she wanted to do that next.  After Albert Eistentraut literally shooed her off his doorstep, admonishing that if she pursued framebuilding she will be poor forever, she landed an apprenticeship with framebuilder Brent Steelman in her hometown of Redwood City, CA. After that, she spent several years working for both large and not-so-large cycling brands. Somewhere in there she also became a certified bike fitter. Natascha then became a certified personal trainer and spent nine years honing her skills as a trainer and coach, while also teaching Spin. During the dumpster fire that was the year 2020, she opened a fitness studio and began contributing regularly to Runner’s World and Bicycling as a freelance writer. In 2022, she joined the staff of Bicycling as News Editor.