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      08-29-2016, 02:05 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
I've got probably 8 to 10 solid hours of reading reviews, threads and youtube video reviews about this particular bike and Yeti in general. I haven't come across any cracked frame information except for your post. So i'm guessing no, but will specifically look for it now.

I've had Specialized mtn bikes forever and i want to step away from the big bike box manufactures. I know they are great bikes, just want something different than a Trek, Giant or Specialized. From what i'm reading and seeing, i won't be sacrificing anything by leaving the major brands either.

Edit: Looks like there was a "press run" of rear suspension triangles which were found to be out of spec. They've updated their controls and QC with the carbon vendor, added 45g more carbon in stress areas as well. But even then from what i've read was that it was specific to a previous model (SB66) and previous rear triangle design. With a 5 year frame warranty, i'm not sweating it.
That's probably it then, the article I read probably blew it out of proportion. As we all know it's the bad points that stick in your memory.

To be fair I bought a lapierre knowing full well their reputation for carbon frames cracking. even though I researched to make sure my 2013 model didn't suffer the same problems it still cracked this year after 3 years of hard riding.