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    2008 HiFi (26") Carbon Seat Stay needed, desperately

    The drive side carbon seat stay on my 2008 HiFi Deluxe is pre-failure. The carbon fiber is exposed on a small 1 inch area on the underside of the seat stay. The bike is fine otherwise, but Trek doesn't carry this part, so the best they can do for me is offer me a 20% discount on a new bike under the 'Crash Replacement Warranty'. This is a perfectly good bike with a new (or used) seat stay, so i'm having a hard time kicking it to the curb.

    From what i understand, a 2009 HiFi seat stay will work fine as well.

    Trek has been zero help with this matter, unfortunately.

    Thank you!!

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    Try Ebay and good luck. If you can't find one then 20% off is pretty good. I know there are carbon repair specialists you can find by searching other forums on MTBR, but it may cost a couple hundred to get it repaired.

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    Try Calfee - they work wonders, I hear. And yes, your bike deserves better. My son loves his.

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    I am looking for a seatstay for my 08 HiFi Deluxe - carbon 29er.I hear that any from 07 to 09 work. I broke mine in a 100 mile race, fortunately it lasted the last 80 miles! Anybody got one???

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    If you're still looking for one of these there is one on ebay right now (and no I'm not the one selling it), just remembered someone here was looking for one.

    Gary Fisher Hifi 29er left Seat Stay 08-09 Carbon Fiber | eBay

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    26". i'll see if I have a good one. Will probably be a different color though.

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    I just cracked the chainstay on my 2008 HiFi Plus, size Large. It's a the LBS now, waiting for verdict. If it's a goner, I'll probably have the part as a spare, or maybe wanting to buy your alu part of the rear frame
    I'll get back to you when I know more.

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    Just snapped the swingarm/chainstay on my 2008 HiFi Pro, 17.5/Medium......when I get a replacement, I'll have some spare's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NielsJ View Post
    I'll probably have the part as a spare, or maybe wanting to buy your alu part of the rear frame
    I'll get back to you when I know more.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian78 View Post
    when I get a replacement, I'll have some spare's!
    I tried to get the (unharmed) carbon seat stays from the LBS, but they had to return it to Trek, unless I wanted to buy it.

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    Zombie thread - anyone have a left side seatstay from a 2008 HiFi?

    Bike looks like this -


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    Quote Originally Posted by .RJ View Post
    Zombie thread - anyone have a left side seatstay from a 2008 HiFi?

    Bike looks like this -

    http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bike.../hi_fi_pro.jpg

    I thought the curvy downtube was a 2009 model. According to the image location text I'm right
    Good luck in finding one

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    Found you some seat stays :-)

    There are some on ebay dot com, just search for gary fisher hifi :-)

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    I saw that, ad says they're from a 2008 bike - are the seatstays the same?

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    I believe so, but others here will be able to confirm

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