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  1. #1
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    Carbon frame - rock strike

    Maybe somebody had a similar problem with a rock strike and carbon frame.

    Unfortunately I had a bad luck and my frame got some serious blow from a rock. Above the frame protector (official one and even above the Rockguardz - additional one). These are the best pictures I can make with my current equipment. The paint doesn't crack more and the frame seems structurally fine. The question is: is it safe to ride? I asked the frame manufacturer the same question but I also wanted some additional opinion.

    The sad part is that this is a replacement for an alloy frame I had before (there were no alloy frames anymore and I got this one for some additional charge). With alloy it's simple. A small dent is nothing to be worried about. But with carbon I don't know.
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    Judging from the pix, that frame is cracked enough to be concerned about. Nobody can say whether it will or will not break. Riding aggressively is risky. A cracked frame makes it riskier. I'd check into having it repaired, or repair it myself.
    What, me worry?

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    Yeah, send that frame back for checking and repair.
    I completely snapped my one frame last year, and Spyder Composites repaired it to what I would say is 99.7% un-noticable. It was a really bad location, and and they did a great job.

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