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Carbon downtube hit
So last day in wales went to Llandegla - going pretty fast round 1 section front wheel knocked up a rock & it smacked the downtube.

Once home & bike clean, removed the helitape & was apparent the rock had knocked the frame pretty badly.  Sent photos to trek - they wanted to see the bike - sent the frame to trek - they say its screwed so need another.  Ordered a new one - getting it back in 3 weeks.

Lol -  what a cake of crap eh.  So just been on to this bloke in france that specialises in carbon moulded downtube protectors - ordered one of them.
Damn man, thats shitty but at least you found it before it potentially failed with you on it!
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
At your own cost you've ordered a new frame?  :o
Shame about that Derek - i always worried about rocks hitting the downtube of my XTC comp but have been less worried about the Whyte for some reason

Could you post detials of the guy that makes the downtube protectors?  At the moment i have a front crud catcher which covers about half of the downtube.  I may look at further protection...
Hmm I remember that hit, shame it's knackered.. Not what you want from such a new bike.

For the sake of a couple of pounds get the alloy Trek, not like it'll slow you down, at all.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
One of those things - cant see it coming & cant stop it when it does.

Ive riden bikes for years & to be honest never taken a hit as bad, I guess you could say an alloy tube would dent & still be ok - such is life i guess.

Ill wait & get the protector 1st - then ill post details if I think the moulding/quality/service is good.
Youve had to buy it yourself?????? I guess its not a warranty issue but still, that sucks, I would post the video of the carbon frame with a splinter but that means searching for it again, steel FTW....

Did they at least offer you a reduced price front triangle as most companies do that sort of thing
Yeh - they are covering most of the cost.
Apparently hindsight is a wonderful thing...  Glad you got it sorted. Maybe double tripple layer the coppter tape tape this time too, but that could double the weight of the bike Wink  Another reason I wouldn't get a carbon frame, I've had some massive rock strikes before and only damage was scratches.
Ouch Sad It was quite a loud thud from the rock though, Gutted if you had to pay for it out of your own pocket Sad

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