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    HELP!! carbon frame crack or just paint crack??

    I rarely inspect my bike till today, AND I found out that it has several cracks. I'm worried about that. Can you guys give me some advices??
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    You should have that frame inspected by the frame manufacturer.
    Your pictures show cause for concern
    Contact the manufacturer or a bike shop that supports that brand.

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    I am no expert.....but that looks like more than just the paint that is cracked.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Kinda hard to be certain...Iím thinking we're looking at the chain stay on a hard tail? Regardless, it appears to be serious, but if by chance itís a FS, then at least only the rear triangle is affected.

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    This, ladies and gentlemen is the reason carbon sucks. You never know for sure when its cracked. Avoid this like the plague.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Great thing about carbon is that it is repairable. Send it into the manufacturer if you have warranty. Also I know Calfe, and RRvelo, and millenniumbikes in TX do repairs. I have used both RR and Millennium bikes myself and was thrilled with both.

    BTW- No way I would ride that as it sits now. More damage may make the repair that much harder.

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    Its even home repairable for those who are willing, and know how.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Minor cracks, and as other said, easily repairable if not covered under warranty.

    And it is not true you can't tell if it needs repair. Sanding the finish off will confirm if the crack extends beyond the finish.



    To be very clear, I would stop riding that immediately.

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