Just a quick public service announcement. It seems there was quite some discussion about Vivalo losing their NJS certification due to an issue with forks (or A fork) failing. Wish I had seen this before I bought my frame! The headset always felt a bit wonky and at one stage I even took it in to get looked at and the mechanic changed the headset which worked for a while.
Then about a month ago, I was riding to the station and it felt really loose. But it was only a short trip and I was late. On the way home, at very low speed thankfully, the fork separated from the tube and I fell over forwards. Luckily the wheel was standing upright and I bashed my face on the wheel rather than the pavement. Anyway, fork is cashed. My face escaped with only 3 stitches and a few hours in the ER. Here's the evidence:
I'm sure most people riding Vivalo's are safe, but if you think your frame might be from the batch where the defects were found, then can't hurt to check!