cracked zesty frame
However the swing arm has cracked laterally. This suggests three possible things to me:
1) it’s taken a bit lateral hit close to the pivot, and punched the bearing out sideways
2) someones been a bit heavy handed when changing bearings and done the same
3) the cross tube in the main frame is too narrow, or a bearing was put in squiffy, so when the cross bolt has been done up the compression loads have pushed the insert out the side.
Anywhich way, it’s broken……….Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Lapierre moved production of their frames to a different factory in 2011/2012, needless to say they have chosen another factory for late 2012 and 2013 frames. Just about every Zesty carbon frame we sold from the earlier production run has had a problem with fractures near the BB and some go on the rear triangle as well, some of the carbon Zesty’s had headset issues regarding loose fitting headset cups and a few alloy frames have cracked round about the BB area but without fail Hotlines and Lapierre have honoured every genuine warranty issue so thumbs up to them for good service.Posted 5 years agoboltonjonMember
Lets hope its still within the two year warranty!
I broke 2 frames in a year – but the dealer support was excellent – you should be ok
However, if your over the warranty period, then the information posted above about poor quality frames from the original factory should be helpful
Good luck palPosted 5 years ago
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