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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?
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    If it were mine I'd just ride it without worry.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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...

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    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. :^)

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    I feel so sad for you, but like these guys its a solvable problem, just try to not look at it too much.

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    If that were a new rattle in my car, I'd turn up the stereo volume.

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    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!


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    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!

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    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.

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    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!
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    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!

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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).
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    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.

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    You are the King of Mountain Biking and I hope that you are OK

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    Chicks dig scars
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    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"...

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    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!

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    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.
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    Yeah...thats not going to buff out

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    At least you have a good excuse to buy a new frame next year

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    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).

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    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.

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