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    I'm looking at getting a Big Mama. Have there been any reported problems with the rear seat stay failing, given the fact that there isn't a pivot at the rear hub?

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    I looked into this a decent amount (can't say it was 100% exhaustive, but I looked hard) and I didn't find anyone reporting issues with it failing. That said, it's still a relatively new bike (only a couple of years for this model), so maybe issues will pop up later on in the life cycle of the bike, who knows.

    Personally, I'm not all that worried about it, I would hazard a guess that I am FAR more likely to break it doing something stupid than the frame failing.
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    Same as Bantam said, I found no reports of broken frames

    It's got a 5 year warranty, I expect to have worn out the moving parts before that expires
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    The problem I have is, do ride my Big Mama today or the Mamasita.

    If it's a bump it's a jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idinomac
    The problem I have is, do ride my Big Mama today or the Mamasita.
    That's sounds like an excellent problem to have.
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    ^^^ I have those grips on my Nirve beach cruiser.

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    There is a solution to my problem, I can take them both out, I just got home from riding the Mamasita, I was having lots of fun then I broke my chain.

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    Colonel, l've been riding a dos niner bike with the flexy chainstays for a couple of thousand miles on rocky, rooty southeast trails and have seen no problems. I was so confident in the workings of the dos niner stays to acquire a big mama. FWIW I'm 6'1" and about 230 ready to ride. Hopefully big mama will be ready to ride next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHomer
    Colonel, l've been riding a dos niner bike with the flexy chainstays for a couple of thousand miles on rocky, rooty southeast trails and have seen no problems. I was so confident in the workings of the dos niner stays to acquire a big mama. FWIW I'm 6'1" and about 230 ready to ride. Hopefully big mama will be ready to ride next weekend.

    not to mention the dos niner stays flex much more than the mama's

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    However the Dos is 3 pounds lighter, and only part of that is the shock and linkage/bearings. There is physically more material used in the swingarm of the Big Mama / El Kaboing frames, especially around the dropouts.

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