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    Sorry to hear it. How quick are they with a response?

    Maybe they'll upgrade you?!


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    Well my youngest son let one of his friends ride my other son's (the one in the military) Specialized MTB and left it in the driveway only to have another son, between them in age, back all the way over it with his car. Bent rim, crushed fork and shock, broken pedal assembly and derailleur as well as a slightly bent rear fork. My youngest who inherited the bike is crushed and wants to fix it for sentimental reasons. Huge bummer and carnage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiMEbike View Post
    That sucks !! Curious what type of frame & where it cracked.

    I've had the unfortunate "luck" of breaking two in my lifetime. Suddenly my relatively new bike (2012) has started making an annoying "creaky" sound, and for the life of me I can not figure out the source (concerned something may be breaking).
    It was a 2008 Specialized Pitch, though I got the frame new as a warranty replacement in 2011. It cracked on a weld at the pivot mount for the rocker arm on the seat tube.

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodCore View Post
    Oh no, not again!!! Got a fatty tire bike you can borrow. Size large.
    Thanks man! I don't know if the large will be big enough, but I'll give it a shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    Sorry to hear it. How quick are they with a response?

    Maybe they'll upgrade you?!
    I brought the bike back to the shop on Sunday (I rode it two last times after finding the crack), and still haven't heard anything back. Hopefully they get back to me soon. I'm not very hopeful that they have a similar frame available, since everything current is either 29er or 650B. I'll probably be forced into an upgrade, but it will be at a cost to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Well my youngest son let one of his friends ride my other son's (the one in the military) Specialized MTB and left it in the driveway only to have another son, between them in age, back all the way over it with his car. Bent rim, crushed fork and shock, broken pedal assembly and derailleur as well as a slightly bent rear fork. My youngest who inherited the bike is crushed and wants to fix it for sentimental reasons. Huge bummer and carnage.
    That sounds rough, probably best as a wall ornament at this point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    It was a 2008 Specialized Pitch, though I got the frame new as a warranty replacement in 2011. It cracked on a weld at the pivot mount for the rocker arm on the seat tube.





    Thanks man! I don't know if the large will be big enough, but I'll give it a shot.



    I brought the bike back to the shop on Sunday (I rode it two last times after finding the crack), and still haven't heard anything back. Hopefully they get back to me soon. I'm not very hopeful that they have a similar frame available, since everything current is either 29er or 650B. I'll probably be forced into an upgrade, but it will be at a cost to me.
    that sounds like a failure of the front triangle of the bike and shouldn't fall under Spesh's rear triangle (aka suspension linkage) limited warranty BS. At the very worst they should be able to put you into new frame for very little $$$.

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    If they do push you into a 650, I have a set of WTB i23's laced to Dt Swiss 350's that I might be able to part with. (If my new wheels ever show)

    It does sound like Spesh should take care of you as it is clearly their issue. I've heard similar stories of weld faults (usually at the head tube though) that have been easily warrantied out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    That sounds rough, probably best as a wall ornament at this point?
    I tried buying replacement parts and it will cost more to fix than the bike cost originally 7 years ago. Bike was still in great shape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I figured out what my persistent creek was the other day... another cracked frame... Yay me! Waiting to hear back from Specialized...
    So, Specialized got back to me with a few options. They'll give me either a 29er or 650B Stumpjumper frame as an even swap for my busted pitch, or set me up with a 29er or 650B Stumpjumper complete bike for $1600 (retail is $2900).

    At face value, getting the full bike seems like the best option, but I'm not super stoked on the build I'd get (it's the Comp which is base level). The wheelset doesn't look like anything special, and it comes a Rockshox revelation fork. I'm sure the fork would be much better than what I have now, but I think I'd be even happier to pick up a Pike for ~$800 and build up around that. I just replaced my drivetrain at the beginning of the season, which I'm in love with, so that would probably be going on instead of the mid grade SRAM stuff that comes with the full bike. It might cost more in the long run, but I think I'll be happier overall. It is tempting to take delivery of a shiny new complete bike though.

    The other dilemma I'm facing is 29er or 650B? I've never been very keen on 29ers, and was thinking 650B was a better fit for me, but now that it's decision time I'm not sure. I haven't ridden a 29er in a couple of years, but when I demoed some I didn't feel like they rolled all that better than my 26er, and they didn't feel as nimble. I'm told the geometry has gotten better on them in the last few years? As a big guy at 6'4", riding an XL frame it kinda seems like the bigger wheel is the way to go though.

    I demoed a 650B last year and really enjoyed it, but I think a big part of that may have been the lighter build than I'm used to (which I don't think would be sustainable at my size, I break a lot of stuff as it is). I don't really have an apples to apples comparison.
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    IMO the Stumpjumper is a light weight trail bike and with your track record with Spesh frames you will be right back in this same spot in a year or two tops. If it was me I would take the free frame, immediately sell it and then buy a new frame from another Mfr. One known for beefier bikes like Kona or Transition to name a few.

  10. #220
    Not much of carnage but lost a pedal on a rock yesterday. The good thing is the last pedal that I broke was the right one. I had a spare.
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