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    Bonking ... not feelin' well FRAME SNAPPED!!! - On my FUEL EX 2008!!! (pics inside) ** UPDATE #2 **

    Where to start.

    Today I was riding my favorite trail, I was at a singletrack, when I needed to brake to make a sving. The second I touched the rear brake, I hear a "CLUNK!!" and the rear of the bike collapsed like 5-10 cm, I lost control and fell of the bike.

    To my big surprise, the frame was snapped! WTF!?








    What the ****?? Im kinda angry and sad at the same time, Im glad it didnt happen at a dangerous descend, who knows what could have happened.. : (

    The bike isn't old or anything, I treat it like my baby, so its always in mint condition.

    I wonder what the TREK warranty will do for me. I will keep you all updated, as I go to my LBS where I bought this bike, to see whats next.

    Im sad : /
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    BTW someone PLEASE tell me TREK will take care of this and not buy me off with some old frame, or worse....

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    Trek is going to have to replace it with the same frame or better. Thats an aluminum frame right? If so, im sure it will be covered. Dont worry. Contact your dealer on Monday.

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    dang bro!!!! yeah, trek will honor that. thats a pretty wicked break on a new bike.
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    lifetime warranty

    trek has a lifetime warranty on the frames, and that is part of the frame, unlike other bike companies ( coughspecializedcough ). take it to your local lbs and get the ball rolling.
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    Wow, what have you been doing on the bike? Any jumps or drops? Don't forget to let us know what Trek says.

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    two clicks on two different threads and two snapped seatstays!!! Sonoffa!!!
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    Trek should replace that for you. Seems like there is a bit more stress than Trek accounted for at the rear pivot. I hope its not a common issue.
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    Is problem there...maybe weld ?

    Look at this pictures.
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    Mine

    I don't think that weld is the issue. All it would do is transfer the stress up the bar anyway.
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    hmm, very interesting. Makes me wonder if thats the reason.

    BTW, do you guys think that I got a chance to get a carbon frame, when my frame gets replaced? (I know, its wishful thinking, but anyway! )

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    I doubt it. You should just hope they dont tell you to get bent with this frame and just replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P.
    hmm, very interesting. Makes me wonder if thats the reason.

    BTW, do you guys think that I got a chance to get a carbon frame, when my frame gets replaced? (I know, its wishful thinking, but anyway! )
    They might even give you two. DIBS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdball
    They might even give you two. DIBS!

    im sorry, DIBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P.
    im sorry, DIBS?
    Dibs - Declaring full or partial ownership. You wouldn't need two, right?
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    not sure I know what you mean, but no, I dont need two, I just want one fully functional fuel ex 08. Be it alu or carbon. : ) Wonder what timeline my LBS will give me. How long it takes to get a new frame.

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    Double post *again*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdball
    They might even give you two. DIBS!
    And a blow job... their warranties are that fantastic!

    Seriously though- things break *shrugs* and Trek warranties are gold. You will be looked after.

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    They may just replace the rear triangle. The front I assume has nothing wrong with it. Either way you shoulddn't have a problem getting it replaced. Just riding time wasted which sucks in itself.

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    I think it would be interesting if you could provide us some details like what's your weight, the kind of terrain you usually ride, do you jump, etc.

    I was entertaining the idea of getting an EX for myself, but now I'd rather wait a bit and see if this is a one off or is this going to be a recurrent problem.

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    MTBRACERX asks vp in this thread= My FUEL EX 8 2008 --UPGRADE-- (pics inside)
    what do you freeride that thing ?



    Yes I do, we got some cool "freeride facilities" here at the harbor where I live. Im well aware that its not a freeride bike, but man, its fun anyway.. : ) quote by vp

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBRACERX
    MTBRACERX asks vp in this thread= My FUEL EX 8 2008 --UPGRADE-- (pics inside)
    what do you freeride that thing ?

    Yes I do, we got some cool "freeride facilities" here at the harbor where I live. Im well aware that its not a freeride bike, but man, its fun anyway.. : ) quote by vp
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    "Ruh Roh, Raggy!" LOL!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdball
    Ruh Roh, Raggy!
    Busted. Hope trek doesnt read this forum for your sake vp.

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    Looks to me like the brake torque put pressure on the stay.
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