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    Is this normal(carbon)

    Hey everyone, just got a brand new xx1 crank today and really exited. however there seems to be a few odd marks or striations on the top right of one of the arms and wanted to know if this is normal or a manuf. defect. it sort of seems as though it might of just got knocked around in the box or something but was hoping someone could ease my mind a bit or provide an opinion.
    I HAVE ATTACHED THE IMAGES BELOW SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I AM JUST WORRYING TOO MUCH OR IF IT IS IN FACT DELAMINATION OR SOMETHING ELSE. THANKS
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    Is it smooth? If so, I would think it's fine...

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    That is what unidirectional carbon looks like.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    That's what mine looked like, slap those suckers on and go ride.

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    Buff it with some fine polishing compound or toothpaste if you don't have any. You can shine it right back up.
    For now.

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    first of all this is my first piece of carbon anything so i just want to make sure its all good...and it seems relatively smooth but i can feel the smallest of imperfection almost as if the teeth of the chainring on the other crank arm maybe contacted it slightly during shipping...i dont think i can buff it out because the striations seem to be internal and not external. but as long as it seems normal to everyone i guess i am good with it.

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    oh and just so everyone knows... i am referring to the top right of the crank where the small striation is and you cannot see it but that is the location of the tiny nick. sorry if im being overly crazy about this i just want to make sure it is kosher

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    It's fine.

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    If it's not smooth, It's damage.

    it won't cause a problem, But It's new & should be right.

    If it was me I would do 1 of 2 things, Send it back and get another or ask for some money off.

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    Send it to me for proper disposal.

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    It seems smooth but like I said it appears that the tooth on the other arm might have contacted it a bit while being shipped

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    If you are worried about a little nick that happened in shipping what are you gonna do the first time you hit one on a rock while riding? It is not going to hurt anything. Install them and ride 'em. You should see my FSA SL-K's. I don't even worry about it anymore.

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    I'm with flash29r. Plus, it's not a pair of carbon bars that would send your face into the ground if they failed. Cranks are gonna get f'ed up pretty good while riding. Bolt em on and ride.

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    +1 on what these two said! My X0 cranks are beat to hell, first your protective film and graphics will start to show a lot of wear and then you'll start nicking the bottom of your crank arms by the pedal and you won't even see the little nick your talking about. Ride on brother!

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    Get yourself a set of crank arm boots of you ride in an area with a lot of rocks.

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    Mine have taken a pretty good beating and have given me zero problems but the boots have definitely given me some peace of mind when I go hammering through the rocks.

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    Yea I completely agree with what you guys are saying, and it is pretty insignificant, I guess my main issue was that it wasn't boxed very we'll or secure so it resulted in overall quality. Don't get me wrong I know it will get plenty banged up but when you pay that much for one cank that's brand new you expect it to arrive that way

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