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    W.T.Hel..........! possible design flaw in RIP RDO

    RIP RDO main nondrive side pivot vs. granite rock. Rock wins everytime. I was cruising down National trail here in Phoenix and felt, heard this crunching sound underneath me. Came to a stop to check what happened and low, behold.... a small rock had kicked up and lodged itself on the shelf that is located below the main pivot on non driveside pivot. When there and the suspension cycles.. crunch!! Too bad Niner didn't copy the driveside pivot as there is no chance of a rock getting caught in it.. See photos... I hope this is purely cosmetic...
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    Design flaw is using carbon for a mountain bike frame. Stiff and strong and hell until it meets a sharp rock. I hope for your sake the damage is purely cosmetic.

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    I just had a look at that area on my bike & man you were unlucky to have a stone hit there.

    From the pic's it looks like paint only to me on the rear triangle, Much harder to see on the rocker, for sure it has taken off the clear coat but hard to see if any other damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71 10-7 View Post
    Design flaw is using carbon for a mountain bike frame. Stiff and strong and hell until it meets a sharp rock. I hope for your sake the damage is purely cosmetic.
    Seems to be doing alright for most folks riding carbon bikes. Things happen. Sucks but that's the way it is sometimes.

    Besides, at least from what I can see the carbon isn't damaged at all so maybe the design flaw was painting a carbon bike. (Although I love that color blue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71 10-7 View Post
    Design flaw is using carbon for a mountain bike frame. Stiff and strong and hell until it meets a sharp rock. I hope for your sake the damage is purely cosmetic.
    No kidding, I've never seen dents in my AL bikes ever.
    13 Lenz Lunchbox punkass

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    Certainly can go down the trash talk path of carbon or not for a mountain bike... but I've broken 3 aluminum frames, never broken a carbon frame even when cracking a Thompson Masterpiece seat post while breaking my collarbone.

    The problem of the original poster is likely bad luck. I've had small rocks get lodged in suspension places on pretty much every FS I've had. Just happens, part of riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    No kidding, I've never seen dents in my AL bikes ever.
    Is this a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post
    Is this a joke?
    What do you honestly think?
    If you need a hint, look at what I'm currently riding.
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