Probably open a can of worms here, but would be interested to hear other's opinions on warranties. I've been a bit hung up on this for awhile and not sure if I'm just being pedantic. Are long warranty periods a selling point for other buyers? Like a decisive factor between two otherwise similar bikes or components? Components are less of an issue - given their relative lifespans and replacement cost (except forks, dropper posts and high-end wheelsets). Currently there a few manufacturers (Santa Cruz, Giant, Trek, Whyte) offering lifetime warranties on frames (some even include bearings which I would consider a consumable!). Pivot have just announced 10 year warranty periods on their frames which is a surprise. Generally smaller manufacturers can't afford to have the crazy long warranty periods that the big guys can get away with. I've had to warranty a few frames over the years though, and the thought of dropping a few thousand bucks on a new bike makes me nervous about the shorter warranty periods.