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    2 Broken Titus ML2 Carbon Rockers

    So, I've had two rockers break on my ML2, both cracked in the same place (the bolt eyelet). I'm not doing any jumps bigger than 2 feet, and I haven't ridden the bike much since I got the frame used (maybe 30 rides). Titus said this can be caused by overtightening the bolt: I tightened the first one to spec. using a torque wrench, and my LBS put the second one on.

    I really don't want to shell out the $$ for another rocker, so I tried gluing the crack using 30 minute epoxy and vice grips to hold the crack together. This didn't work.

    Does anyone have advice on how I can fix the two rockers I have? Maybe another type of glue that will work on carbon?

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    Warranty!!!

    It should be replaced thru WARRANTY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNT-Spot
    It should be replaced thru WARRANTY!

    He bought the bike used... no warranty there.

    I'd look for something misaligned and try to get the LBS to negotiate something out with Titus.

    If he's tightening the thing to specs, making proper use of the bike and had broken two rockers (which is a rare occurrence as I haven't read of many rockers broken, if any), then something else may be causing it.

    Some misaligned bolts, damaged bearings or poor bearing installation technique, damaged or worn hardware, a misaligned shock eyelet... any of them could be happening.

    Sorry to hear, that really sucks. I hope he finds a solution soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    He bought the bike used... no warranty there.

    I'd look for something misaligned and try to get the LBS to negotiate something out with Titus.

    If he's tightening the thing to specs, making proper use of the bike and had broken two rockers (which is a rare occurrence as I haven't read of many rockers broken, if any), then something else may be causing it.

    Some misaligned bolts, damaged bearings or poor bearing installation technique, damaged or worn hardware, a misaligned shock eyelet... any of them could be happening.

    Sorry to hear, that really sucks. I hope he finds a solution soon.
    Oh well! I hope TITUS help him with his problem. He can have serious injuries if he tries to repair that Rocker. It should be one piece and molded. Not like a puzzle that can be glued.

    Hope you can get help soon Dude!

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    I think that is the first report here of rocker breaks. Are you bottoming the suspension a lot? Could also be that the frame is misaligned and that is putting too much strain on the rocker.

    I would not try to fix it and I would recommend your next rocker be an aluminum one. Also, make sure you check out why they are breaking. Is it breaking around the little bolt that connects the two sides?

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    Replacement

    I have a spare rocker assembly.
    I'll swap you for your two broken rockers and $5 postage.
    Just because I like Asheville.

    Email me.

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    Good job! Bob to the rescue!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    I have a spare rocker assembly.
    I'll swap you for your two broken rockers and $5 postage.
    Just because I like Asheville.

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    Bikerbob is a righteous dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris9702l
    Bikerbob is a righteous dude!
    Last edited by CupOfJava; 03-21-2009 at 06:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris9702l
    Bikerbob is a righteous dude!
    no doubt! those things are $90...

    i did have one blow up once when the shock bolt broke...
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    I would suggest that maybe you'll want to make sure that there's nothing else bent or misaligned that would be putting stress on the rocker in a way that it would normally not experience.

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