Cracked Orange Five – what to do?
It was 2 years in 2008, its 3 years now.
Anyway, I think you should buy the frame, then decide what to do when you have it. Either sell it on, or keep it.Posted 6 years agodoubletalkinMember
@11 stone I’ve ridden my five clumsily around the Peaks, Lakes, Dales and Bog of Lancashire for 5 and a bit years. No problems at all with the frame, which is more than can be said for my previous Specialized Epic, which I broke three times (those bikes need a good warranty). I think the 5 is designed around a 12 stone rider, so lighter less chance and heavier more chance of breaking the frame.Posted 6 years agotomasoSubscriber
Nice light aluminium fatigues and fails, they all do. Nothing lasts for ever. The offer of 50% discount is better than a friend who only had one large gaping crack at the seat tube/crossbar joint on a 4 year old Five got offered 25% off.
I’d still be pissed off that they don’t just replace it or offer you a deal that is so attractive that your brand loyalty is unstinting. But I suppose 50% off a manufacturer’s product that doesn’t generally get discounted is keen.
But you’ve got to haggle!Posted 6 years agoGomez13Member
had a 2002 Patriot for 6 years…never replaced the bearings once…were as sweet as the day I got it..Posted 6 years ago
had a 2005 Bullit for 4 years…never replaced them either…yip…just as sweet
both had a hard life…SP designs are no way made of cheese…if you’re partial to fromage…go VPP..
Currently on a Spesh…2 years in and zero issues..
Shame for the OP…hope you get sorted…the 50% deal sounds good tho…
@kaesae – the pinch bolts that held the bearings in had seized. There was a little bit of play in the bearings, otherwise I would’ve just left everything and continued riding none the wiser.
el_diablo – Orange. They’re being good about that side of things.
tomaso – tried it. The best Ben will do is throw in a new Hope headset.Posted 6 years ago
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