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    New question here. This happen after a 2 ft drop on my SL-R.

    Hi Guys,
    Anyone experience this after a 2ft drop?
    I'm around 170lbs with gears.






    Is this a manufacture defect or it is not that strong as ibis claimed?
    Last edited by sohnice; 04-24-2013 at 04:11 AM.

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    In my SL-R I jump more and weight 200 pounds .. no problems , really I don't think they are for a 2ft drop, for me are natural scars in the life of a mountain bike.

    I think it is a matter only cosmetic, but Hans has the last word.

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    another carbon fail

    Quote Originally Posted by sohnice View Post
    Hi Guys,
    Anyone experience this after a 2ft drop?
    I'm around 170lbs with gears.






    Is this a manufacture defect or it is not that strong as ibis claimed?
    wow.

    Im seeing this same issue playing out over and over and over in this forum,every week another carbon fail.

    Bottom line, do not buy carbon fiber bike frames.

    They are brake, sooner or later..... crunch oh sh-- .

    Over and over lol

    You are not alone. But people allways hack on me, im trying to help people to stop falling for the cf hype.

    Cf is bad for rims and frames, dont waste your money. Why ?????????

    i guess its now timefor you to stop riding till you get it fixed.

    And i am stil riding my aluminum bike. I will never do a cf frame or rims.

    You are 170 and riding acarbon frame ????? Wow dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    wow.

    Im seeing this same issue playing out over and over and over in this forum,every week another carbon fail.

    Bottom line, do not buy carbon fiber bike frames.

    They are brake, sooner or later..... crunch oh sh-- .

    Over and over lol

    You are not alone. But people allways hack on me, im trying to help people to stop falling for the cf hype.

    Cf is bad for rims and frames, dont waste your money. Why ?????????

    i guess its now timefor you to stop riding till you get it fixed.

    And i am stil riding my aluminum bike. I will never do a cf frame or rims.

    You are 170 and riding acarbon frame ????? Wow dude.
    I've had both aluminum frame and rim failures, don't kid yourself thinking it doesn't happen. People 'hack' on you because you're making ridiculous claims.
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    That looks more than cosmetic to me. Contact Ibis directly, they'll take care of you. Some of the best customer service in the industry. Manufacturing defects happen with ALL materials.

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    This happen after a 2 ft drop on my SL-R.

    That is definitely beyond cosmetic damage. Based on the experience of other owners I'm sure Ibis will take care of you.

    I won't claim to be a pro but I have worked with CF and composite structures for 6+years, both manufacturing and design, to build aircraft and racecar bits. After working with these materials for a while they really don't seem so exotic or scary in critical applications like civilian/military aircraft and such. Just like anything else, proper design and analysis combined with appropriate manufacturing and quality control will result in a solid product. Whether aluminum, steel, titanium, or carbon fiber, there will always be a few defective bikes that make it out there. That is where a reputable manufacturer comes in to back their product. Best of luck with getting that sorted.

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    Stressed/cracked in 4-5 places, I call BS. My 5 year old mojo has been through far worse and is in great shape. Either we aren't getting the real story, or this triangle is a bad one.
    Regardless, Ibis is super rad and will probably take care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    wow.

    Im seeing this same issue playing out over and over and over in this forum,every week another carbon fail.

    Bottom line, do not buy carbon fiber bike frames.

    They are brake, sooner or later..... crunch oh sh-- .

    Over and over lol

    You are not alone. But people allways hack on me, im trying to help people to stop falling for the cf hype.

    Cf is bad for rims and frames, dont waste your money. Why ?????????

    i guess its now timefor you to stop riding till you get it fixed.

    And i am stil riding my aluminum bike. I will never do a cf frame or rims.

    You are 170 and riding acarbon frame ????? Wow dude.
    I am over 220 lbs and I jump a lot bigger stuff than that on an almost daily basis. No problems whatsoever with carbon frames or wheels.

    Having said that, I used to break aluminium frames and rims every couple of months. Nothing wrong with either material as long as its designed properly.

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    warranty@ibiscycles will get you taken care of. Why not contact us?
    That swingarm is done and was probably defective.
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    And there you have the legendary Ibis customer service.

    To the guy who is scared of carbon, you should probably stick steel frames. Aluminum is much more prone to cracking and breaking. I see aluminum broken every week too and I have personally broken five of them. Wait, hold on, I broke a steel bike in 1984 and 1991 so those fail too. Might want to stick to walking I hear that is much safer than riding a bike.

    All joking aside, carbon is MUCH more durable than aluminum. I have had to run a Mavic 819 in place of my Easton Haven Carbon rear for the last few months while waiting for the new XX1 freehub. The 819 is DESTROYED after 3 months to the point it will barely hold true now. My Havens are 18 months old and still going strong. Have broken a few spokes and even ridden for 6 weeks missing 2 of them. Rims are still dead true.

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    Everything breaks. What you want is excellent customer service to deal with the problem.

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    You guys, don't fall for the trolling from the guy saying dont buy carbon fiber. I have no idea how that triangle cracked so easily but I'm sure the OP will have a new one within a day.

    See my post below to see how strong Carbon is:

    So You Thought Carbon Fiber Was Fragile?

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    I've been riding my HD hard for a couple of years, almost 4 days a week, and it is fine. It's starting to look a little scratched up and has some very fine cracks in the paint, but nothing like that. I weigh 200 pounds.

    Looks like that one was built on a Friday afternoon.

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    I hack my 09 mojo c and still riding like the very first time I bought it haven't change any of the links or what so ever. I guess that rear triangle is defective. I'm sure Ibis will take care of that. And to the guy who's afraid of carbon, go stick with your alu, be scared and wonder how it's like to ride a carbon mtb. While, we enjoy and embrace the awesome technology of carbon today.

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    Good job!

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the reply.
    Todd & Heather from ibis had contacted me, that is what i call after sales service
    Gonna make a trip to my LBS, luckily is just a 10 mins drive
    I will update once is sorted out.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohnice View Post
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the reply.
    Todd & Heather from ibis had contacted me, that is what i call after sales service
    Gonna make a trip to my LBS, luckily is just a 10 mins drive
    I will update once is sorted out.

    Cheers
    Never a doubt on th CS. My first frame was damaged in shipping. They immediately sent out another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    wow.

    Im seeing this same issue playing out over and over and over in this forum,every week another carbon fail.

    Bottom line, do not buy carbon fiber bike frames.

    They are brake, sooner or later..... crunch oh sh-- .

    Over and over lol

    You are not alone. But people allways hack on me, im trying to help people to stop falling for the cf hype.

    Cf is bad for rims and frames, dont waste your money. Why ?????????

    i guess its now timefor you to stop riding till you get it fixed.

    And i am stil riding my aluminum bike. I will never do a cf frame or rims.

    You are 170 and riding acarbon frame ????? Wow dude.
    In all my time on here I've never seen anyone with 3 red Rep squares - guess that sums up your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    wow.

    Im seeing this same issue playing out over and over and over in this forum,every week another carbon fail.

    Bottom line, do not buy carbon fiber bike frames.

    They are brake, sooner or later..... crunch oh sh-- .

    Over and over lol

    You are not alone. But people allways hack on me, im trying to help people to stop falling for the cf hype.

    Cf is bad for rims and frames, dont waste your money. Why ?????????

    i guess its now timefor you to stop riding till you get it fixed.

    And i am stil riding my aluminum bike. I will never do a cf frame or rims.

    You are 170 and riding acarbon frame ????? Wow dude.
    Is this guy a Troll or on crack!

    I was pretty critical of carbon origonally due to 90s failures, but after a year a carbon V10c awesome bike btw, Evo Stumpy, year on Enve carbon wheels and loving my HD, no issues with carbon if done right, and look at Hans and Ibis cs awesome!

    Troll troll go away dont come back for another day or ever yay!

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    I personally am wondering if he really laughed out loud after typing "Over and over." After I get that worked out I look forward to seeing how many red chicle gum pieces he gets from the MTBR machine after his extremely helpful comments.

    I imagine if the OP had called or emailed Ibis he/she would've heard from Hans pretty much immediately. Granted if that happened we wouldn't have had a chance to experience the nonsensical e-babble of mjs1231.

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