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    dent in downtube

    Ok, I went for a ride yesterday and when cleaning up after, I found a dent, 99.9% sure, it was from a rock from the front where about 3-4 inches up the downtube from the bottom bracket.
    It is about the size of a dime.
    Can I continue to use this for the season or should I start to look for a new frame. It is a 2006 Jekyll, if someone has any suggestions for a replacement.

    Thanks

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    That's a nice frame, in general any imperfection dent/ding including cracks would lead to frame failure sooner. I owned a Jekyll and had a dent on the top tube i was too lazy to do anything about it. I rode that for another 3 years mostly XC with no problems, YMMV.

    The only thing that broke on that bike was the shock mount it's so light after I adjust the geo a few times on one ride it just crack, C'dale replace it for me no problem.

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    Keep an eye on it, but I'd still ride it. Downtubes get dents, it happens. Cracks, missing paint, something that looks like it was hit by a baseball bat, that's a different story, but a rock dent wouldn't trouble me.

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    Thanks all, that is what I was thinking but just wanted a little re-assurance.

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    +1 for should be fine. I have a dime+ size one ~3" up from BB shell on one of my 29er's. Been riding it for more than a year and thus far no progression into anything worth worrying about.

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