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    Broken Chainstay 2012 Epic Comp 29

    Hey all,

    Just an update, I am on my third rear mini brain shock and now my rear swing arm does this. Third ride since new shock!

    Guess it's off to my local Specialized center again. They have replaced everthing in a timely manner when broken before, including a seatpost and two brain shocks.



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    It happens, every brand of bike breaks. Glad to hear they are taking care of you.

    -Nolan

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    Just keep breaking stuff till they give you a carbon frame
    This may be a total waste of time but I can't help but think that you might amount to something someday.

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    put the fork down fatty.

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    That'll buff out!!

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    We've never seen that happen before. Yours is the first.

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    Looks flexy.

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    Crazy glue and duct tape.. ride on!

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    Oh snap!!

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    Interesting. I recently I stopped on a trail to shoot the breeze with a group of 3 guys, all on Epics. Two of the three had experienced the EXACT same break in the past, and the third guy had just snapped his in the same spot on a very mellow climb. That is why they were stopped.

    One of the gentlemen was on his third rear triangle. He said specialized seemed well aware of the issue and had a replacement to him extremely fast. No cost to him, of course.

    Not good from a design perspective, but at least they are taking care of folks quickly.

    Conversely, one of my riding buddies has a 2012 epic and sometimes romps that thing like an all mountain rig, his is just fine.

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    good info, thanks. as follow up spesh covering it 100%, they had the repl. in stock and shipped to my LBS. They are installing now, i think im on hook for the labor though.

    i guess i cant complain being im not even orig owner, so technically spesh didnt have to cover.

    and the tech at the shop took 1 look at mine and said "yep, seen that before". all they sell is speshy so they pretty much have seen it all.

    still wonder why the extra weld in that section, couldnt it have been 1 piece like the other side ?

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