So apparently my bolts on the brake side dropout came loose at some point. I am not sure how loose is loose as I never noticed it when checking with an allen wrench before riding. I think there may have been some manufacturing tolerance issues, either way Marin will not cover it under warrantee. I did notice very small wear marks ovalizing the top frame and dropout hole on the brake side. I was told that could only be due to loose bolts. Seems like its kind of a weak spot. Yes I have Saint 810's on there, so large amounts of torque being placed on those dropouts, but this is supposed to be the overbuilt bike that can take huge punishment. I havent ridden it that hard. Several hundred dollars later I have a new rear swing arm/triangle, new dropout bolts and new dropouts. The dropouts clearly state the torque settings but I dont see anything about the pivot bolts. Anyone know what torque that should be set to?
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