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  • brakes
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    maybe some of the lubricants you use like on the seatpost for instance, but otherwise, no.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Tallboy? Don’t lose the receipt 😉

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    don’t dry it with a blow torch

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    I was warned, once, to keep it out of direct sunlight.

    No real idea why, and I can’t say I’ve heeded the advice much…

    chipsngravy
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    A bit of helicopter tape on the areas where you’ll get cable rub.

    Junkyard
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    do enjoy it
    Dont worry about all those pictures you have seen off carbon you have seen that fracture and snap for no apparent reason and without warning 😈

    I have one nothing just ride it- its an one you would need to wrap the whole frame in tape to protect that shitty paint job

    titusrider
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    Don’t use grease touching carbon, use carbon paste instead

    Otherwise thrash the life out of it 🙂

    I made the decision not to worry/care about mine, ride it like U stole it

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    ride it like U stole it

    swap it for Horse down the pub?

    spacemonkey
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    I broke my first carbon frame after about 2 weeks. Got it swapped under warranty. Have had the current one about 3 years and treated it just like any other bike. In fact, I’ve probably been more aggressive on it.

    singlecrack
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    Do….ride it
    Don’t …worry about it

    pipiom
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    Once again in preparation for …. Did I mention the new bike????….do I have to show it a different kind of love in any way…… Serious question really

    andyl
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    Do: ride it like you stole it

    Don’t: hammer in nails with it

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    Hammer it, but get some helitape and do anything that will attract cable rub etc. I missed a couple of bits on mine and have taped the rest of it, though I have seen serious cable rub damage on alu frames too.

    Watch cable rub, as said – my Enduro has cable routing under the BB and the front mech cable has worn a bit of a groove.

    Other than that, I treat it like any other bike.

    bigrich
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    if you must hit it, hit it only with the ball end of a ball peen hammer.

    pipiom
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    Cheers guys
    I’m getting it fitted with the Invisiframe kit and it comes with a DT stoneguard ( which might get another fitted over the top). Then it’s getting ridden in accordance with the above advice

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