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    2014 Anthem Advanced 27.5 cracked

    Well after my ride today I went home and cleaned my bike. And then I found this. Two location both on the seat tube. One is the upper left pivot joint the other just below that in the middle of the seat tube.
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    2014 Anthem Advanced 27.5 cracked

    Very sorry to read/see this. Hope the old one is still up for the challenge!in the interim.

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    I'm sure the ole Ross would be up for the challenge. But me I'm not up for that challenge. That beauty is a true 10spd. And with a staggering weight of 48 lbs of steel. I have been spoiled on 22 lbs of carbon and aluminum.
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    Whatever came of this. Mine just cracked as well.

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    Sorry to hear the sad news Pock. Where did yours crack? As for mine I sent pics to my lbs. They sent the pics on to giant. 3 days later new frame arrived at lbs. Gutted the old frame and swapped out parts. Then had to send cracked frame to giant for some r&d. I guess that was a first that they have seen. Hope everything turns out okay for you!
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    Mine cracked about three inches above where the pivot goes through the seat tube.
    Last edited by Pock; 08-07-2015 at 05:06 AM.

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    Did you get the same frame or the new model year?

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    Crack

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    Just above the blue tape is a hair line crack half way around the front of the seat tube.

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    Good news is my frame is being warrantied. Bad news is that it will be a month. That stinks being in North Dakota! Also I was told it will probably be a 2016 frame which was cool until they told me it will probably be just the main frame and the rear triangle will be from my old bike. Not trying to be childish but the looks of high end bikes are important to me. I'm not happy having a gloss black, silver, and blue frame with a matte black rear triangle. Does this sound at all normal?

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    My frame was replaced with team version. All black with blue highlights. That's a bummer that they are only replacing the front triangle.
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    Well maybe there's hope that they'll replace my entire front and rear. Did your dealer have to beg or did it just come as a complete unit?

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    I assume they just transferred your shock and everything over to the new frame? Does your OD2 stuff still fit?
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    No begging or hassel what so ever. The new frame came and I tore down the old bike to nothing. Rebuilt the new frame and boxed up the old frame. Now after every ride I check those areas out.
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    I had a 2015 aa1. Cracked in the same spot and just received my replacement aa0 frame. They sent both the front and rear triangle. Bummer to have it crack, but giant was super easy to deal with. Sent pictures and had a new frame in about a month. I did miss the 'big' race I was training for, but bought a cross bike to help get over the it...

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    I'm getting the 2016 AA0. Giant is replacing both the front and rear triangle so that worked out. But it sounds like it will be at least another couple weeks. Hey at least it's covered!!!

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    You guys are lucky. My Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 completely snapped right above the meastro pivot point in the seat tube, at the seat tube/bottom bracket union, and caused what was left of the upper seattube to snap along the top tube.

    It's at the LBS waiting to get warrantied. I'm just lucky I wasn't going too fast at the time.

    I'm thinking the bike's seat tube design is too weak and could use additional bracing.

    Will probably cut a piece of seat post and stick it all the way down the seat tube, for extra internal bracing. That or sell the bike and get something else. Dunno...
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    The thought of selling it crossed my mind as well but I just love to much. I have my fingers crossed Giant has identified this as a problem area and address it for 2016.

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    What year was yours? I have heard of both the 2014 and 2015 cracking.

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    Yeah, same here love the ride. I ride more, BECAUSE the bike feels so good...
    ...tough situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pock View Post
    What year was yours? I have heard of both the o2014 and 2015 cracking.
    2014, all black. Hell of a rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pock View Post
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    Just above the blue tape is a hair line crack half way around the front of the seat tube.
    Had a crack in the exact same spot on mine. Got the frame fully replaced by Giant within a week.

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    I'm still waiting for my frame to arrive.....

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    I have a 2 week old 27.5 3 Anthem. I'll definitely be on the look out!

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    Yeah, you'll really have to treat it with a light hand.

    It has been about 3 weeks so far and it is not clear if/when my frame will even get replaced. This riding season is pretty much over for this rig.

    Not how I expected to be treated after buying 4k worth of bike. Even Huffy has a 1-800 phone number. There is no direct contact for Giant except through a bike shop.

    Lossing faith in the Giant brand.

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