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    Kestrel MX5 on BD - Talk me into or out of it please

    BD has Kestrel Carbon Fat Bikes with a really nice looking 1X12 config for $2k total. I kinda want one...am I crazy?

    Kestrel MX5 on BD - Talk me into or out of it please-mx5-side-21.jpg

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    that is not a bad piece of kit, not bad at all. it would be only a dropper and rear hub swap away from being a perfect winter bike for me.

    the only thing i would be concerned about is frame warranty... do you get it through BD?

    *edit* found this site:

    https://www.kestrelbicycles.com/bikes/#

    no fat bikes listed though. maybe just a BD specific deal?

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    BD says on the bike page that the warranty is through kestrel and is full real warranty.

    So tempted...they don't ship until November 15th so I could probably get buyers remorse and get out of it

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    From kestrel site

    igid frames Limited lifetime
    Rigid forks Limited lifetime
    Full suspension frames 5 years
    Suspension fork 1 year or manufacturer’s warranty
    Suspension parts (shock/pivots) 1 year or manufacturer’s warranty**
    Finish 1 year
    Components 1 year or manufacturer’s warranty
    Electric bicycle components 1 year or manufacturer’s warranty
    This warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacements of a defective frame, fork, or part and is
    the sole remedy of the warranty. This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not
    transferrable. Claims under this warranty must be made through an authorized Kestrel dealer. Proof of
    purchase is required and warranty registration must be completed at
    ASI Product Registration Form | Fuji Bikes, Kestrel Bikes, Breezer Bikes, SE Bikes or a warranty registration card must be received by Kestrel
    Bicycles/Advanced Sports Inc. before a claim can be processed. Warranty remedies are subject to
    depreciation based on age and use of the bicycle.

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    i would rock that kestrel over the motobacons on BD. All depends on what your intended goals are.

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    I have a friend that had great success warranty issues on Kestrel road frame a number of years ago. The brand is solid and was one of the first in the carbon market.

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    I decided to go for it... hopefully a good decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacobelldog View Post
    I decided to go for it... hopefully a good decision
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

















    j/k. post up when you get it. good luck with it!

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    thanks...should be here around thanksgiving

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    That's a real nice looking bike!
    2018 Gloss Black Specialized Fatboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacobelldog View Post
    I decided to go for it... hopefully a good decision
    I'm looking into this too. Please keep us updated.
    2011 Camber Comp
    Upgrades: 2012 2x10 | X9 Shifters | X0 FD | X9 RD | X7 Crankset | X9 Cassette

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