OK – so what frames have failed on you then?
2006 Yeti 575. 2 weeks & 1 ride old when I took it to Les Arcs for a week of guided singletrack trails. Last trail on last day, the n/s dropout parted company with the chainstay & it also rippped the carbon flex joint apart. Despite my protestations that the whole frame should be replaced, all Yeti did was replace the rear swing arm. 1 week later, I discover a crack in the brace that joined the seat stay to the top tube…
Yeti ‘customer service’ left a lot to be desired. I will never spend my hard earned with that company again.
My lbs exchanged it for a Turner.Posted 6 years agowillardMember
Only two road bikes…
Raleigh of some sort in late 80’s: Forks parted company with the crown, had them welded bac on and thrashed it some more to school and back.
Raleigh pursuit (2009 to present): threads to stem tightening thing have washed out. Still riding it, but really should get it fixed somehow.
Managed to kill the threads on my first mountain bike’s BB, but that was my own fault not tightening the damn thing up properlyPosted 6 years agoLoCoMember
Didn’t snap the Big Hit 😯 just bent the rear end, epic was a test bike at the shop I was working at.Posted 6 years ago
Have seen a rather fast downhiller clearing the old pedalhounds (opposite Cwmcarn DH) road gap and landing ‘flat bottom’ on an Epic with no damage so again down to my spanner riding 😉forzafkawiMember
Raleigh 501 (Road) – Cracked head tubePosted 6 years ago
On-One Inbred (MTB) – Cracked drive-side chainstay
Airborne Zeppelin (Road) – Cracked seat tube at junction with BB
Van Nicholas Zephyr (Road) – Warranty replacement for above, same problem
Van Nicholas Chinook (Road) – Warranty replacement for above, same problem
Now on my second Van Nicholas Chinook just waiting for it to crack!R.lepechaSubscriber
I’ve cracked 2 Handsomedog XC03 frames.
First one cracked at headtube/toptube weld within a month.Posted 6 years ago
They replaced, cracked it in the same place again within a month again.
They replaced again with the steel talisman, had that a year with no cracks as off yet. They did tell me they would not replace it again because it would clearly be due to my hand-fisted’ness if I broke another.bolMember
I had a late Taiwanese Cotic Soda which cracked at the seat tube slot. Replaced swiftly with a Lynskey one under warrantee (after a minor but surprising debate about the difference in retail price). Very happy with it. I’ve got two Lynskey-built frames now, and frankly don’t expect them to be any more likely to break than anything else.Posted 6 years agoanto164Member
Viper B52 bomber pro jump frame – Cracked at the headtube
DMR Trailstar Mk1 – Cracked at the headtube
DMR Trailstar Mk2 – Snapped behind the seat tube
Commencal Mini DH 2008 – Cracked around the shock mount
Commencal Mini DH 2008 – Cracked around the shock mount on my warranty replacement doing this drop.. http://vimeo.com/15302177
Giant Reign X 2010 – Snapped the maestro link
Not bad tbh. Never had a frame that i could sell on. I always ended up getting a new frame when i broke the current one!Posted 6 years agoshortcutSubscriber
Feeling much better now.
Most companies seem to have their issues!
Everything breaks. Providing someone (bike shop and distributer plus manufacturer) get their act together stuff is usually sorted out!
And yes – flakey paint can be a warranty issue! And those Stiffers were replaced free and quickly!Posted 6 years agokiwijohnSubscriber
Cannondale Scalpel: cracked chainstay. Replaced under warranty.Posted 6 years ago
DMR Switchback: bent top & down tubes hitting a rock at speed. Shouldn’t have run rigid forks. Crash replacement is still going strong.
Iron Horse MkIII: cracked swingarm. Replaced under warranty. New one cracked, but the company had gone under so got it welded up. Not pretty, but still going.FOGSubscriber
Tthew, it will. Mine was just over a year old when it cracked at the seat tube, just where the top tube meets. Replaced v. quickly under warranty and has now done 15 months crack free! The area around that particular join does seem to have been beefed up so if yours is a 2010 or later you should be OKPosted 6 years agoDrillskiMember
Done a couple of Anthem frames, cracked where the seatpost meets the top tube, around the edge of the top of the weld. Have to say that Giant and Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre on Cannock Chase were absolutely excellent each time, was very well looked after. Eventually went for a different model frame but have since bought Giant and from Swinno’s purely on the basis of the excellent aftercare.Posted 5 years agozerocoolMember
So even though there has been years of abuse thrown at Kona bike “everyone knows Kona’s snap” and everyone knows someone who knows someone who saw a Commencal snap there have only been about 3 people saying they’ve broken a Commencal and no Kona bikes made after about 2003 on here. And it seems that regardless of what manufacturers and magazines say about Ti bikes being “a bike for life” they seem to break quite often, especially considering they’re pretty rare. And a lot seem to go around top tube/seat tube area.
Also even though I’m a crash happy fatty I have only buggered up a set of forks and a few wheels…
…so farPosted 5 years ago
only been about 3 people saying they’ve broken a Commencal and no Kona bikes made after about 2003 on here
I can only answer for Commencal on here. Actually I dont really have the enthusiasm to contradict you too much. But basically you’re very wrong. The only frames I’ve ever managed to split all came from Andorra.
I dont have photos of 1.1 and 2.1 that all came under warranty. Basically – I bought 1 bike – got 4 all within 12 months.
Posted 5 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Orange ST4.Posted 5 years ago
3 times, 3 different places.
Orange warranty helped the first two really well, third not and then struggled to get any replacement part that fitted.
Frankly I didn’t trust it in my head anymore, and did not want a face/ground interface due to failure at some point again…or more bills and issues.
Shame, cos prior to that I have owned 3x Clockworks/C16r’s and a Sub5 (for 7 years hard use) with not a single issue…
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