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    Blur LT2: second broken swing arm

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    I was doing a track stand at a red light, and I pushed forward on the pedals, and I heard a loud crack. The rear portion was actually offset and jammed into the tire. I yanked outwards on it, so that I could walk my bike home rather than carry it.

    I am out of warranty now. I've gotten only 8-9 months use each out of the original swing arm and the replacement swing arm(pictured).

    Here are pictures of the first broken swing arm:

    How long was the warranty on chainlove Blur LT2's?

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    Warranty is 5 years now, dont forget they changed that.
    Good luck!

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    I wouldn't expect that warranty to apply to bikes bought when the warranty was 2 years.

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    When they published the change, they said it was retroactive.

    5 Year Warranty!!!!

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    Thanks dansMTB! I sent an email off to warranty, so we'll see what happens. I would really like to try a carbon rear now. Has anyone had any success getting one of those under warranty? Perhaps with an upcharge?

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    Bummer! I hope you get it sorted and back on the trail soon!
    Safe riding,

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    Wow. How much do you weigh? Please don't take offense, but if you're built like a linebacker I'm less shocked than if you're more like a jockey.

    Shocked either way, mind you. That just shouldn't break...

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    Blur LT2: second broken swing arm

    I broke 2 swing arms on LT2 but in a different spot. Upgraded to carbon frame - at a cost.

    Have been wailing on the carbon frame harder than ever without issue. If you can convince them, get the carbon swing arm/frame.

    Good luck.

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