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    Bikatastrophe!!

    So there I am cruising along on a side trail to Trail 100 and whammo... the bottom falls out.
    Six year old Specialized Stumpy Expert... six years almost exactly...guess if I washed it more, I would have nocticed the cracks...
    Note that this involved BOTH chainstays!










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    6 years on any bike in AZ is amazing.
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    I would disagree with you, but only for a road bike. My current road bike is 10 years old and going strong.

    But the previous two mountain bikes I had were only good for about five years apiece.

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    Great carnage. Nice opportunity to upgrade to a '10 Stumpy or (even better) Enduro if Spec. will hook you up with a bro-deal.

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    Ouch!
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    Can you get replacement parts?
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    Thanks for putting the arrows on so we could see where it broke

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    now if that was a spec epic, we could really dawg on you and say Epic Fail, but since its a stumpy...we will just say EPIC FAIL!!! (couldnt resist)

    that sucks dude!!! im sure you can get a replacement rear from spec.

    ..edit..

    i noticed you got it at X-bikes go see Nate, even though it would be wayyy out of warranty, he will probably still hook you up.
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    Must be that time of year. The other day I took my broken frame to Cactus and stood in line behind someone with a cracked frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermoto
    Thanks for putting the arrows on so we could see where it broke

    Ha ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey
    So there I am cruising along on a side trail to Trail 100 and whammo... the bottom falls out.
    Six year old Specialized Stumpy Expert... six years almost exactly...guess if I washed it more, I would have nocticed the cracks...
    Note that this involved BOTH chainstays!









    One word: Duct tape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    One word: Duct tape!
    That's two words...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-daddy
    That's two words...
    not if you spell it "ducttape."
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    maybe that's how they calculated "maximum travel" for the rear suspension

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    I'm thinking of replacing the rear triangle (and everything else) with a nice Turner 5-Spot.

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    it needs more yellow arrows!

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    Does that qualify as a VPP? Call it an upgrade.

    Makes me sad and weary. My bike is going on 8 years now. Keep it together baby!
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    I broke my Hi-Fi almost to the day, a year ago......perhaps it is a march thing?




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    notice the sticker on the tube above the break,, 'excellent bikes"
    this is why i like carbon

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    I'd be surprised if Specialized didn't replace that .


    let us know what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    notice the sticker on the tube above the break,, 'excellent bikes"
    this is why i like carbon
    what does the shop the bike came from have to do with carbon?

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    isn't Specialized has a lifetime warranty on frames? just wondering if they will cover that frame.. good reason for an upgrade. "Honey look my bike broke, can I get a new one?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bRyAZSig228
    isn't Specialized has a lifetime warranty on frames?
    Yes, but in Special-Ed's infinite wisdom they consider the rear triangle of fs bikes to be a "suspension component", and they don't warranty suspension components for a lifetime

    OP: Get a new Enduro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Yes, but in Special-Ed's infinite wisdom they consider the rear triangle of fs bikes to be a "suspension component", and they don't warranty suspension components for a lifetime

    OP: Get a new Enduro!

    Really? So all the talk about Spec's "great warranty" is only for the front triangle? If that's true, that sucks because I know a couple Specialized owners that are under the impression that the entire frame is covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey
    I'm thinking of replacing the rear triangle (and everything else) with a nice Turner 5-Spot.
    Do it. If you can't get a deal on another Specialized, you will not be sorry you went with a 5-Spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey
    I'm thinking of replacing the rear triangle (and everything else) with a nice Turner 5-Spot.
    Mojo Baby! (I just ordered mine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermoto
    Thanks for putting the arrows on so we could see where it broke
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    Damn...that sure is a major fail. I don't think I have ever seen a bike come apart at that location!

    Are you going to try to warranty the frame? I always thought their frames had a 5yr warranty, not lifetime. I'm curious to know what Speshy will do.

    Thx...Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    Really? So all the talk about Spec's "great warranty" is only for the front triangle? If that's true, that sucks because I know a couple Specialized owners that are under the impression that the entire frame is covered.
    Lot's of people are under that impression.

    In the first paragraph it states the lifetime warranty does not include suspension related components.

    The second paragraph details what's included under a 1 year warranty, "suspension related equipment" is covered for 1 year. Stays are included in that category
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Lot's of people are under that impression.

    In the first paragraph it states the lifetime warranty does not include suspension related components.

    The second paragraph covers what's covered under a 1 year warranty. It covers suspension related components. Stays are included in that category
    Wow...that is ridiculous.

    So on their hardtail frames, the seatstays and chaintays are included in the frame warranty...but on a suspension bike they are not?

    Eff that. Another reason not to buy a Speshy.

    Thx...Doug

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    Have a friend who has the same Stumpy that is a year newer.
    Says his blew the same exact way five weeks ago and he got a new rear triangle.
    Sounded like (haven't verified yet) he didn't have to pay.

    I'm still thinking Turner.

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    The Spot is an awesome frame. I had a 6-Pack previously. It was fantastic. Now I'm riding a '10 Enduro. It's lighter and a better climber. The Turner was a beast on the downs, though.

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    I see what looks like stress risers in that LH break- can't tell just from a pic though.

    How much do you weigh? Just asking- I am a lightweight, own a 01 Enduro Comp (with really low miles!)

    March is a great time for MTB parts retailers and the like- many folks taking advantage of the 70 degree weather.

    I would say though, as far as warranty- how long should any manufacturuer warranty a frame for? Is the frame on your truck warrantied that long? Six years on a bike that has spent a lot of time on trail is a really long time. I wish they all had a warranty for life- but you gotta draw the line somewhere. In fact- I think we are lucky to get any considering the abuse a MTB can take in the right/wrong hands. Either way- sucks to see- hope you weren't hurt (physically) in the break.
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    I'm not a lightweight (200 lbs). I'm really not pi**ed or anything because it broke. When you beat on a bike for six years, it's going to get hammered. I was pretty much riding along a fairly non-tech trail that connects to the main T100 when the back just sort of "sat down" and that was it. The kind of deal where your first thought is "that can't be good." :-)

    One of my riding buddies came over last night and brought his '09 5-Spot and let me ride it. We did a good night loop on T100. I was enthusiastic about the Turner from what I'd read about it, but I came away feeling pretty sold on it after the ride last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey
    One of my riding buddies came over last night and brought his '09 5-Spot and let me ride it. We did a good night loop on T100. I was enthusiastic about the Turner from what I'd read about it, but I came away feeling pretty sold on it after the ride last night.

    Looks in the garage at 3 Turners, yea it is hard to go wrong with Turner, they are awesome !

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    Dude... you got 6 good years out of that bike. I would totally upgrade. The new Turners with the DW-Link are suppose to be amazing (from what I've read).

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    Wow, nice frame failure!! Much more gnar than mine

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