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    Occam rear triangle "flex"

    Anyone else concerned about the 25mm of flex designed into the rear triangle? I'm a bit concerned about plunking down $4k plus on a bike that may fail several years...or a decade down the road. This will probably be the last Mountain Bike I ever buy, it must LAST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    Anyone else concerned about the 25mm of flex designed into the rear triangle? I'm a bit concerned about plunking down $4k plus on a bike that may fail several years...or a decade down the road. This will probably be the last Mountain Bike I ever buy, it must LAST!
    Not necessarily,, Giant Stance does the same thing,, (I have one and love it) From research on the internet it seems they do break with more frequency than non flex setups, but not with enough frequency that I worry about it. Also Giant has lifetime frame warranty to first owner, and honors the warranty without any fuss. Obrea also has lifetime frame warranty to first owner, but do not know how they are about honoring it.

    Of course the perceived issue of stay breaking with no warranty, means resale value may not be that good on these flex bikes.

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    I'm still on my old Giant AC from 2002. Started with an AC Air Light from 2000. Broke the frame at the seat mast, they warrantied it with the '02 frame. I love Giant. I also broke an NRS frame, they warrantied it and I moved on to the AC. I realized about 6 months into riding the NRS I needed a bigger bike. Orbea is getting big enough that I would trust their life time warranty too.
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    Orbea has been using that technology for quite a while they have it down. I have an Oiz with over 10,000km on it and there has been zero issues.
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    I just bought the Occam TR M30 and loving it. I don't expect to keep this bike for more than 3-4 years so as long as it maintains its performance during that period I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askjasonbowen View Post
    I just bought the Occam TR M30 and loving it. I don't expect to keep this bike for more than 3-4 years so as long as it maintains its performance during that period I am happy.
    Pics?

    Why 3 to 4 years only?

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    Occam rear triangle "flex"-13334738_10154132702021070_1813486458_o.jpgOccam rear triangle "flex"-13320730_10156883890365567_5053857917559248353_o.jpgOccam rear triangle "flex"-13346394_10156883889435567_2610583745332266607_o.jpgOccam rear triangle "flex"-13403959_10156883892740567_3709526193855595281_o.jpg

    I live in the Caribbean, where the resale value of goods is seriously affected.
    Unless I plan to keep the bike forever, it makes sense to sell early in the bike's age. The photos above were from a shoot I did today with my camera and video buddies.

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    Wow! Awesome pictures of not only the bike but the amazing scenery. Thanks for sharing.

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