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    Frame Warranties?

    I was wondering, are frame warranties transferable? I'm guessing it varies from company to company. I was wanting to know because I've seen some nice bikes online for a good deal, but was worried that if I buy them second-hand, the frame warranty wouldn't be any good. For my first new bike, I'd like to have the the piece that if the frame cracks, it'll be replaced.

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    For the most part...warranties are for the original purchaser and require an original sales receipt (I used to be a warranty manager for a few bike shops)

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    I agree with mtnbiker72. Everything that I have read has basically stated that the warranty is for the original owner of the bike. Used bikes can definitely be a deal, but you can't ignore this topic. The real question is, Are you willing to take the risk? I've owned a used steel hardtail for a year now and so far so good. If it does fail/crack I'll transfer the parts to another frame.
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    Ya, that's what I figured. Most warranties are non-tranferrable (cars, electronics, etc.) but I thought I'd check just in case. Don't think I'm willing to risk that right now.

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    The only manufacturer I know of, that transfers the warranty, is Merida (not marketed in North America). Some dealers offer crash replacement program, that may be valid for second hand frames as well - that is, replacing the frame not for free, but still at a discounted price.

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    The only company that I know of with a transferable warranty is a BMX company called Standard bykes (made by Waterford cycles) but now Standard makes frames in-house now, so I'm sure the warranty has changed.
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