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    New Superfly 100's, free of crack problems?

    I am thinking of upgrading (move parts) my 2011 AL Hifi (=Superfly) to 2012 Superfly 100 Pro Carbon. I really love the current bike but would like to have it stiffer and lighter.

    Do these new ones still have crack frame problems? I am going to buy a new frame (replacement) from private. This means that there is no warranty.

    Am I to expect paying a lot of money buying new chainstays? Is this smart move at all? I am first owner of the current frame.

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    details please. alum or carbon ? main frame or swingarm ?
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    The low BB, for an active FS design, and some pedal strikes can introduce some forces into that area that leads to the cracks, I suspect. Hard to find any other FS bike with one that's lower than 12.8" BB (45mm BB drop). It's probably lower with the tires and pressures (tire psi, shock and fork sag) people run on this bike. In my area, technical XC trails have far more places to pedal strike than DH trails.

    Even if you are a third person source, what do you think/suspect?

    For such short rides, what made him check? Little cracks don't make noise, do they?

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    Interesting. I'm hoping he took pics. I was picturing the same small cracks people have found only during cleaning and maintenance, with the older year versions.

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    He already got two 2013 carbon sf100 frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post
    Carbon, both frames cracked at the driveside chainstay. One got 2 miles before it broke the next one made it all the way to 4 miles. The third warranty frame he sold it before using.
    Pics or it didn't happen. How did this fella get TWO 2013 warranty frames, so quickly, when so many others are awaiting bike orders placed months ago? Something is fishy, here.

    And how much does this dude weigh?

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    How fishy can it get with a frame design by mr. Fisher....

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    Re: New Superfly 100's, free of crack problems?

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    He already got two 2013 carbon sf100 frames?
    This is the claim that makes me skeptical of this whole story.

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    Curious, did he have the 100 Pro/Elite/SL? The Pro frame is full carbon which means he broke two carbon chainstays, if he had the Elite/SL, both of those have an aluminum chainstay.

    100 Pro/Elite/SL?

    Rider details would be nice as well, weight etc. And like previously posted, pictures?

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    yes all much needed info

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
    Curious, did he have the 100 Pro/Elite/SL? The Pro frame is full carbon which means he broke two carbon chainstays, if he had the Elite/SL, both of those have an aluminum chainstay.

    100 Pro/Elite/SL?

    Rider details would be nice as well, weight etc. And like previously posted, pictures?
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    I think claims like this define the saying, "pics or it didn't happen"...I can believe that Trek would fast track a warranty frame to avoid any bad publicity on a brand new bike at this price point, but the lack of details has me leaning toward calling BS.

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    Re: New Superfly 100's, free of crack problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide29er View Post
    ...I can believe that Trek would fast track a warranty frame to avoid any bad publicity.
    If they could, they should be "fast tracking" frames and bikes to avoid bad publicity in general. So many orders placed months ago, no eta in sight.

    Fingers crossed. Good things come to those who wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    If they could, they should be "fast tracking" frames and bikes to avoid bad publicity in general. So many orders placed months ago, no eta in sight.

    Fingers crossed. Good things come to those who wait.
    I have no idea where any of you are, but FWIW Cahaba Cycles in Homewood, AL had one of the 2013 Superfly 100's on the floor. I wasn't (and will never be) in the market for that nice of a bike, so I am not 100% which model it was, but based on color schemes I am 95% sure it was a Superfly 100 Elite SL. Not sure if this is the one you guys are looking for, but figured it wouldn't hurt to mention. I asked the owner about it and he said he had a few people trying to come up with the funds, but it was still there a week ago.

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    Calling total BS.
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

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    Trust, but verify.

    If he can't verify, you could always neg rep him if you believe he's simply trolling.

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    Fyi
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    Can't blame us for being sceptic, especially when it turns out to be false information.

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