Evening, just after peoples opinions e.t.c
Not naming brands, however bouught my bike August 2012. After riding through winter I replaced the pivot bearings and cleaned and regreased the headset bearings. However i have had an annoying creak coming from the bottom end and wanted to sort it. So took it to the lbs where I bought from and they couldn't find anything wrong. So took It back and problem persists. So asked to send itback for warranty. The bikeshop has done so but the distributor is saying nothing is warranty.
Now I replaced the bearings less than 6 months ago as stated above yetthey state 2 are fine and 2 are gone. Which is not warranty. I have also managed to bend some pivot bolts as the bushings are worn?
However they have also said that I have over ridden it, I.e in areas it is not meant for. Bearing in mind it is an xc bike and I ride at plades like swinley and tunnel hill.
The headset I possibly agree with, as I didnt replace the bearing at the time simply cleaned and regreased. However if I had known I was gping to be replacing bearings every few months I wouldnt of bought it. And if this is the case then my view is the bike isnt fit for purpose, and the distributor has implied this as well.
Thoughts/views from the masses.