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I know that the ASR's are notorious for paint chips and scraps. What is everyone doing for these problems?
 

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I had an AS-R several tears ago ('03? '05? Can't remember) in gloss black and had no issues with the paint chipping at all. My girlfriend just sold her '09 AS-R that was team turq/black and had no issues with the paint chipping or scratching either. Well, there might have been a couple nicks here and there from crashing in Moab, but that's fairly well expected of ANY paint... :D
 

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iwantalitebike said:
I know that the ASR's are notorious for paint chips and scraps. What is everyone doing for these problems?
I've got the white ASR -Alloy. It has a couple of paint chips from rocks getting kicked up, crashes, etc. Oh well, it's a mountain bike and I don't view them as problems, just a fact of life.
 

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I'm jelous of you guy's with the anodized black ones....

I know im being anal,but to much money invested to not care. Maybe i look at it too much and shoud be riding more:D
 

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My experience with 3 ASR front triangles ('03, '05, and '07) was that the paint was quite thick and durable compared to some of the other frames I have owned.
 

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journaling

I am journaling every scratch and chip and dent in my journal of unimportant memories. I write down things like the trail I was riding, the friends I was with, the speed I was going when I received the scratch/dent/chip, the amount of microbrew I swilled after the dent/scratch/ chip, if my scratch/chip/dent was as big as my friends etc.
 

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Iwantalitebike,

Where exactly are you getting these chips? I have a white/raw ASR like in your avatar and the paint and clear coat feel thick and durable to me. No issues with paint chipping off or even scratches really. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, besides there's a certain character nice bikes have when they start showing signs of good, hard riding.

My wife's Trek on the other hand loses paint if you look at it the wrong way, the paint quality is far beneath that of Yeti's. You can really see the difference when you compare side by side.
 

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Its a mountain bike, it should have dirt on
it. If you are using it the way you should you
won't be able to see any chips because they
will be filled with dirt. If you are really worried
go to crankskins.com and get some clear film
to cover the areas you are worried about, then
go ride the hell out of it like you should.

Best, John
 

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John Kuhl said:
Its a mountain bike, it should have dirt on
it. If you are using it the way you should you
won't be able to see any chips because they
will be filled with dirt. If you are really worried
go to crankskins.com and get some clear film
to cover the areas you are worried about, then
go ride the hell out of it like you should.

Best, John
well said:thumbsup:
 
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