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    Bluto: Blown Damper in two weeks, weird?

    I got a new Bluto 120mm for my Mutz, been riding it every other day, gradually started losing travel but I didn't think much of it, then yesterday during a big ride I got "hydraulic lock" and had to finish the ride with an inch of travel.

    I've never had a bad damper, so at first I didn't know what was going on.

    Is this a strange things to happen after fewer than a dozen rides?

    I'm sure it'll be warranteed, we're waiting on SRAM's response, but in the meantime I can't ride my Mutz

    I feel like they should replace the fork since I will have to do the rebuild; I got the parts from my LBS, but he's injured and can't do the work.

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    I'd only accept a replacement, your fork should not fail after 2 weeks.
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    Yeah, that's my sentiment, either that or they should send me an upgraded damper (RCT3).
    Quote Originally Posted by devans View Post
    I'd only accept a replacement, your fork should not fail after 2 weeks.

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    One of the many things I have learned in life is "sh!t happens". Deal with it, get over it, and keep on moving forward. I cannot try to make sense of why this stuff happens, it just does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devans View Post
    I'd only accept a replacement, your fork should not fail after 2 weeks.
    And how exactly would you go about doing this?

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    Yup. I am but a pawn.

    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    And how exactly would you go about doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Yup. I am but a pawn.
    Aren't we all, it's just very hard to come to terms with it.

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    I thought this was what was happening when too much air gets in the negative chamber?

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    sram's about the best with warranty.

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    oops didn't fully read the problem. Definitely get it replaced or rebuilt

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    I'd hold out for a replacement, sell it as new, and put on a Lefty max
    The more you ride, the easier it gets........
    the easier it gets, the more you ride.
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