Compensating for something
- Jan 4, 2013
Shitty layup, or just bad luck?
That makes no sense.The wear is from the stiff ass carbon wheels flexing into the frame
I get the impression all the extra carbon on the gen 6 EX is all in the front triangles. Carbon treks have been breaking at the chainstays as long as I can remember. Hoping I can get the aluminum swingarm as a replacement so that way I can maybe get 3 or 4 months out of it!Or the not-so-stiff-swingarm twists into the wheel.
Metal wheels will flex more. I'd do 32 spoke CF wheels. 35mm or so...They typically don't recommend straight gauge with CF, as DB tend to give a little more, but that may be an additional thing to consider. At the very least, don't go for the thinnest stretchiest spokes like lasers or revolutions. 2.0/1.8/2.0 would be my min butting recommendation. The more difference between butting, the more stretchy.Yeah,
straight-pull 28h Bontrager Line Pros are flexy and underbuilt- even after retensioning a couple of times they still load and and flex into the frame.
Been trying to get some 32h metal wheels going, but I didn’t get them on in time.
I have a buddy who is CT scanning the swingarm so we can get proper geeky on the failure.
That is odd, especially since Trek (like Yeti, Evil, Spesh, Transition & Norco) has a reputation for carbon frames that are practically indestructible.
But for serious, that sucks and I hope Trek will hook you up with a quick warranty turn around. Also post back up when your friend in CT is done with scan.
If the tire is rubbing a rock stuck in the knobs could have impacted there.The wear is from the stiff ass carbon wheels flexing into the frame under cornering- that’s the inside of the chainstay, only thing that could have punctured it something sticking into the mud that my bike has been coated in for the majority of the last month.
Trek also bought Gary Fisher, which I'm fairly certain never made an FS frame that didn't crack. It wasn't that all bikes cracked back then...just ones like Gary Fisher.Trek also has a long history of aluminum frames that broke.
I think it was the first 29" Fuel that every size large would break within a few rides. I can only imagine they got the butting wrong.Trek also bought Gary Fisher, which I'm fairly certain never made an FS frame that didn't crack. It wasn't that all bikes cracked back then...just ones like Gary Fisher.
Sessions break all day long in bike parks. So do many other brands. Even the heavy frames.I think it was the first 29" Fuel that every size large would break within a few rides. I can only imagine they got the butting wrong.
My brother has a Sugar that is uncracked, it was rad, it had the same amount of suspension travel side to side as it did up and down.Trek also bought Gary Fisher, which I'm fairly certain never made an FS frame that didn't crack. It wasn't that all bikes cracked back then...just ones like Gary Fisher.
Yep, Trek did acquire Klein back in the mid-90s - which made for the snappy trifecta of Trek, GF and Klein. I had a Sugar(s) back in the day, and felt like a boss because I broke 3 of them...then I realized they could break just sitting outside during a modest change in temperature. Roommate had an OG Trek Fuel that broke several times, so we got to know the local Trek LBS quite well. I did have a Klein Attitude for awhile that fortunately did not explode, so I count myself lucky in that regard.Didn't TREK also purchase Klein?
I remember a Klein snapping in two behind me from a 2ft drop on an XC group night ride. The he bike's first (and last) ride.
Put an Intense sticker over it, like Pole do with their headtube badges.Well shit...gonna weld it and keep goingView attachment 186996
Yep classic impact damage, looks to be on the inside of the chainstay (drive side) a stone's gone in and then a knob on the tyre's caught it and dragged it the rest of the way thru which is what removed the gel coat in that line.Looks like something gouged it.
I blame the skinny pants.Buddy broke his wheel lolView attachment 187047
Probably just needs less psi.Kinda curious what the circumstances were on that.
Shit happens and all, but that is potentially life changing shit.
Factory built vs. YouTube built, etc…
This can obviously happen to any rim/wheel, but you don’t see it THAT often. Musta been quite the “off”.
Looks like a Kenda Hellkat, which would explain a lot.What tires are those?
Could you all fucking stop talking about the 25% discount on Propain!! I'm trying to resists getting a Tyee too but it gets harder every day. Good thing I don't need it at all for now.I’m having a hard time not just ordering a Propain Tyee frame in the meantime. 25% off, I like the geo numbers and sexy AF. Everything would swap right over too. It’s probably the right thing to do.
Was hitting a hip and scrubbed came in front heavy to use touch down to pitch rear wheel and it folded over....built by a reputable shop and wheel builder...psi he doesn't run crazy high..Blake's got total control and skills hard to keep up with him...
Man that discount is so damn good. And a Tyee - now there's a bike you'd love to ride. Plus how good is unboxing a brand new shiny steed? Even better at 25% off.Could you all fucking stop talking about the 25% discount on Propain!! I'm trying to resists getting a Tyee too but it gets harder every day. Good thing I don't need it at all for now.
You get a Rockshox Super Deluxe Uber Ultimate Bro RCT Air for a nice 25% off as well.Man that discount is so damn good. And a Tyee - now there's a bike you'd love to ride. Plus how good is unboxing a brand new shiny steed? Even better at 25% off.
When that starts happening I think the spoke tension is all over the place OR you are sick at cornering and jus been givin her the beans.Nipples. I keep breaking nipples. Nipples on my bike wheels.