So it was shipped off today... I wonder how long it will take them to decide if they are going to replace it for him or not? He has asked to get credit towards a FS frame instead of replacement but who knows.
that's what happened to my '06 XC104, seat tube cracked just above the top tube, forward. got a warranty upgrade to a '09 XC604 . you brother should have no probs either, tho it'll be a bit of a wait. took mine about a month
nothing in life is real, so if anything goes wrong, blame the dead guy