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    May my Fat Possum XO rest in peace.

    Noticed today that there's a couple of cracks on the bike. One down on the right side pinchbolt, and another forming where the seat tube meets the top tube. I'm not going to warranty it, being that I was going to replace it come summer and that I'm afraid I would wind up with a HiFi. So the parts came off today and went on the DMR I was using before I got the frame.
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    warranty it anyway and sell whatever frame you get.

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    yeah seriously - you'd be crazy NOT to warranty it!!! at least get a new frame and sell it... you're cheating yourself out of like what... $1000 (maybe more??) for a new frame??

    don't let frustration get in the way of what you're owed dude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip
    Noticed today that there's a couple of cracks on the bike. One down on the right side pinchbolt, and another forming where the seat tube meets the top tube. I'm not going to warranty it, being that I was going to replace it come summer and that I'm afraid I would wind up with a HiFi. So the parts came off today and went on the DMR I was using before I got the frame.
    Bummer to learn of yuor Possum going kaput.

    Maybe if you warranty the frame, you'll end up with a prototype of the new all mountain fisher...??? ;-)

    Anyhow, hope this is a blessing in disguise.

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    see now i was thinking about this..... i don't think they can downgrade you (travel wise) ..... If i ever broke mine i was hoping to end up with a remedy perhaps? Plus id be surprised if they didn't have a few of last years black xo's in stock still

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    Update:

    I put it in for warranty and it was offered a discount on, wait for it.....

    A HiFi.

    So my days on a fisher are officially over.
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    offered a discount? wtf umm that dosen't seem right

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmaximus1k
    offered a discount? wtf umm that dosen't seem right
    The rep deemed that it didn't fall under warranty, so it was offered as a crash replacement.
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    that sucks! seems like it should be fully warrantied - i'd escalate it if at all possible....

    GF needs to get their reliability/durability issues in order... and they need to release AM/FR/DH bikes ASAP... but on the same token, that might be why they are lagging - they are hopefully testing them to ensure such failures (cracks in frame on your FP, and the HiFi incidents) don't happen again....

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    Can you get a 29er version? Then sell it to me?

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    A suprise update

    It lives again, there was a swing arm waiting for me at the lbs I used to work at, my ex-boss must have gone over the reps head and went directly to trek/fisher.
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    that is awesome news!! glad you get to keep the possum....

    post up some pics once it's back together!

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    À tout le monde. À tous mes amis. Je vous aime. Je dois partir.
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    that was quick!

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    I was online when you posted and had just uploaded pictures.
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    Almost all the Fisher riders I know are interested in a 6+" travel AM/FR/DH Fisher.
    Seems we have to drool over other brands instead.

    Durability and reliablity are HUGE requirements.
    The fact that the bike has a warranty is great IF the company stands behind it but most of us don't want to use it and if the bike is designed right we shouldn't have to.

    It would be nice if whatever Fisher comes out with is good enough to stick around in the lineup for a while.

    Always did like the looks of that blue on the Possum.

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