42x16ss wrote: rastegorac95 wrote:
I had an issue with my BMC, I was riding it and to avoid a crash with a car a had to run through a pothole, not a big one, but my frame cracked on the downtube, I did not fell from the bike, not even got a flat, a bite on the tube or a broken spoke, just a cracked frame with not more than 6 months old. Is that normal?
I wrote to BMC but the guy who answered me seems to be an *, I dont get how on earth a frame cracks before a broken spoke or a flat on the wheel!?
Anyone with a similar thing? What do you recommed?
Sorry for the bad english.
A frame shouldn't crack like that from a pothole. Did you buy the bike brand new from a store? If so, take it back to the dealer and show them the crack, it should be covered by warranty - a 6 month frame should definitely not crack like that from reasonable use.
A quality carbon frame like a TMR02 should have a very, very long lifespan. In the absence of crash damage, a carbon frame can easily outlast steel or aluminium. They are VERY strong in use. Faulty frames do get through, though.
The issue you may encounter is the perception that people crash carbon frames (maybe not while riding e.g. on the roof of the car driving into the garage), break them, then just claim they broke while they were "just riding along". I don't know whether people regularly attempt that sort of fraud, but your dealer may think that they do. Suspicion is high.