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    280lbs + 7 YO XC bike + agressive riding =...

    Broken seat stay.

    Oh well I knew it was only a matter of time. Guess it's back to the HT for a while until I can afford a new FS frame.

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    Bummer dewd!

    Given what you describe, it is to be expected.

    Have you considered contacting the manufacturer and asking for a replacement rear triangle. That could be an inexpesive way to regain a FS mount.

    What brand is that anyway. The horst link is making me think Specialized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbsmith
    What brand is that anyway. The horst link is making me think Specialized.
    02 Specialized Rockhopper FSR

    I'm gonna talk to the LBS where the bike was purchased and see what they can do, as far as getting a replacement, but I'm not expecting any miracles.

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    may offer a crash replacment cost type deal... could in turn decide to ride it... or sell it towards a beefier rig...
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    If you are the original owner with receipt...they are supposed to work with you. SpecializED has a decent rep for such cases, but the LBS is the filter of course. Good luck!

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    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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    Not sure about MTB, but Specialized road frames have a lifetime warranty I believe. My friend got into an accident with a car and cracked his seat tube. Specialized took it and gave him a one year newer, and one model up frame, for free!

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    Specialized mountain bikes also have the lifetime warranty. Talk to the shop - since it is a FS rockhopper and they no longer make those, you may find yourself with an FSR XC or even a Stumpjumper FSR as a replacement frame.

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    The rear triangle pieces are considered suspension parts by Specialized, and as such aren't covered by the lifetime warranty. My LBS says that I can still by the parts, but it'll cost $250, which is more than I'm willing to put into that bike. I'm back to my HT for now until I can save the money to buy a new FS frame.

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    I would go direct to Specialized. A nice letter describing how you like the bike and things you have done on it and how you would like another one of their bikes might get them to give you the part.

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