• 11-01-2012
    addATX
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    Dented my Yeti SB 95 Frame....
    Currently in the freak-out stage, after about 18 hours of denial.

    I took a nasty over-the-bar spill and put a small dent in my toptube. The pictures aren't that great... can't get a good view of it. But, I'm posting here anyways.... what do you think?
    I haven't taken it to my shop/Yeti dealer yet, but I'm going to today or tomorrow to get their opinion.

    Is this a small dent that shouldn't worry me? Or, should I be thinking about a replacement?
  • 11-01-2012
    Ilikemtb999
    If it were mine I'd just ride it without worry.
  • 11-01-2012
    Blueallah
    I've lived with much bigger dents without a problem. Probably worth having it looked at by the shop, but I doubt it is anything of serious consequence.
  • 11-01-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Would not sweat it at all- if it bugs you, Yeti will typically help out with crash replacement pricing, usually $400 for front triangle. Shop will charge you to swap everything over.
  • 11-01-2012
    addATX
    Really?? Thanks guys -- already putting my mind at ease (at least a little bit).

    I'm not concerned about the aesthetics of it. I just don't want to be thinking about it failing or something while I'm riding a trail...
  • 11-01-2012
    bear
    I had dents thrice as bad in my old titus ... for like 5 years ... before a completely unrelated part of the frame wore out.

    I have a great scar on the rear tri on my SB ... I think of it as "seasoned" now.

    Don't even sweat that one. :^)
  • 11-01-2012
    nsbucky
    I feel so sad for you, but like these guys its a solvable problem, just try to not look at it too much.
  • 11-01-2012
    Dr Sloth
    If that were a new rattle in my car, I'd turn up the stereo volume.
  • 11-01-2012
    bear
    battlescar ... wipeout in the rocks of Sourlands Preserve in (central?) New Jersey a couple weeks ago brought this one down ... it was a great day!

    http://www.bearandwife.com/bear/cycl...r/P9300129.JPG
  • 11-01-2012
    addATX
    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I took my bike to my shop, and they all basically agreed with you... saying it's nothing to worry about at all.

    Still a bummer, but what a relief!
  • 11-01-2012
    icelt
    High grade aluminum is tough stuff. Ding/crash resistance is one of the great things about staying with a metal frame!

    I'd wager everyone would be a fair bit more cautious had a knock like that occurred on carbon fiber.
  • 11-01-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dr Sloth View Post
    If that were a new rattle in my car, I'd turn up the stereo volume.

    Quote of the thread!
  • 11-10-2012
    YetiSB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I had dents thrice as bad in my old titus ... for like 5 years ... before a completely unrelated part of the frame wore out.

    I have a great scar on the rear tri on my SB ... I think of it as "seasoned" now.

    Don't even sweat that one. :^)

    I agree, these bikes were meant to be ridden and hard at that!
  • 12-19-2012
    addATX
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    Well.... I did it again. Crashed on a ride this morning, and my bike landed on a rock.
    The driveside chainstay now has a sizeable dent.... (much bigger than the previous one on the toptube).
  • 12-19-2012
    bear
    << impressive >>
  • 12-19-2012
    Oni
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by addATX View Post
    Well.... I did it again. Crashed on a ride this morning, and my bike landed on a rock.
    The driveside chainstay now has a sizeable dent.... (much bigger than the previous one on the toptube).

    You sir, are a madman.

    Oni
  • 12-19-2012
    pulsarxxx
    You are the King of Mountain Biking and I hope that you are OK :thumbsup:
  • 12-19-2012
    irishpitbull
    Chicks dig scars
  • 12-19-2012
    addATX
    Yeah... thanks. I survived with less damage than the bike on this one (scrapped knee, big knot on my forearm).

    As for being a madman... I'm just an aggressive rider who loves the bike! But, yeah.... my bike shop's owner recently told me I need to work on my "finesse riding skills"...
  • 12-19-2012
    50calray
    Reminds me of my Nitro truck days...if you're not breaking parts, you're not having fun!

    So far I've only bent a wheel on my SB 95...got a flat tire as well but nothing close to what you've done. Rock on!
  • 12-19-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by addATX View Post
    Yeah... thanks. I survived with less damage than the bike on this one (scrapped knee, big knot on my forearm).

    As for being a madman... I'm just an aggressive rider who loves the bike! But, yeah.... my bike shop's owner recently told me I need to work on my "finesse riding skills"...

    Where did you crash here in ATX? Should come join our Wed night rides.
  • 12-19-2012
    combatwombat1
    Yeah...thats not going to buff out
  • 12-19-2012
    pulsarxxx
    At least you have a good excuse to buy a new frame next year :thumbsup:
  • 12-20-2012
    addATX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr Bacon Jr View Post
    Where did you crash here in ATX? Should come join our Wed night rides.

    Barton Creek Greenbelt, on one of the offshoot trails near the clearing/Jedi area...

    Is the Wed night ride the Lakeway ride talked about on the other forum? I would like to make it out to that one sometime.
    Mostly end up riding the BCGB due to proximity (and because it's awesome).
  • 12-20-2012
    trailbrain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by addATX View Post
    Barton Creek Greenbelt, on one of the offshoot trails near the clearing/Jedi area...

    Is the Wed night ride the Lakeway ride talked about on the other forum? I would like to make it out to that one sometime.
    Mostly end up riding the BCGB due to proximity (and because it's awesome).

    Ahhhh....good ole BCGB - breaker of frames. :thumbsup: