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So I have a 2006 sx trail that is on it's 3rd chainstay. I have a bunch of other friends that have broken theirs on later model years as well. I know that Specialized has changed their warranty on the "suspension components" to one year as I've had to purchase two of the chainstays for over 100 bucks. So at what point does something like this turn into a recall situation? Seems to me that if it is a chronic problem shouldn't it fall into a recall of sorts?
 

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Well if you buy it used you get no warranty. Or do you mean you get a warranty on the chainstay you just bought new? Cuz then you're right.

It seems some companies are quicker to issue a recall than others. I've seen Rockshox (on their cheapest fork) and Shimano (on a cheap crank) do recalls when I'd never seen or heard of one breaking.
 

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The chainstay issue was fixed on 07+ SX-Trails

All of them prior to 07 were prone to crack at the yoke weld....


If you're snapping 07+ chainstays... stop being so sketchy
 

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Both of the replacements were 07 chainstays (rust colored). Instead of cracking where the 06 cracked. It cracked just ahead of the "fix" gusset they added. My buddy broke his 07 there too. "Stop being so sketchy?" You mean stop riding it like a bike should be ridden?
 

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One of two things is happening here. One is that Specialized should be standing by their product and offering a recall or warranty. To not do so is sketchy. The other is that this is a light frame on the order of the Enduro and was miss-marketed to a more jump oriented, abusive crowd. Specialized thinks their chainstays hold up under their idea of normal use which is different from the use you see in an ad with Darren Berrecloth doing a tailwhip on one.
Either way it looks like Specialized's fault. Maybe don't build light duty frames and sell'em to jumpers.
 

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Lelandjt said:
One of two things is happening here. One is that Specialized should be standing by their product and offering a recall or warranty. To not do so is sketchy. The other is that this is a light frame on the order of the Enduro and was miss-marketed to a more jump oriented, abusive crowd. Specialized thinks their chainstays hold up under their idea of normal use which is different from the use you see in an ad with Darren Berrecloth doing a tailwhip on one.
Either way it looks like Specialized's fault. Maybe don't build light duty frames and sell'em to jumpers.
Rediculous.

First off the bike is four years old and used. I cant think of one company that gives a full waranty on a used bike. Second the problem was addressed and fixed the very next year. And third any that were broken specialized took care of their customers in a very timley maner. And btw the 07 SXtrail is tuff as nails.
 

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I have an '06

And also broke the chainstay in the usual spot.... with the new swingarm, the problem has never come back for myself or several others that have the bike.

I'd push for coverage since it is under a year old, but doubt you will have much luck. Pisser about not being the original owner... you'd have much better luck if you were.

I also,doubt that a recall will happen, the newer designed seemed to fix the breakage for most riders (message boards used to be filled with the complaints, and then dropped off sharply the following year(s)).
 

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The chainstay issue was fixed on 07+ SX-Trails

All of them prior to 07 were prone to crack at the yoke weld....

If you're snapping 07+ chainstays... stop being so sketchy
My buddy just snapped his 07 chainstay yesterday and is by no means a sketchy rider. He does hit big stuff though. Boy is super depressed because the bike is tits.
 

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Setup the bike proper and not so soft and maybe it wont bottom harsh putting extra stress on the stays.

Anyways if your breaking them left and right somethings wrong. Lots of local guys ride sx's and we have lots of big jumps. I have been rocking my 08 since oct 08 and not had one issue. I have even cased a few 40fters, landing flat of 8ft drops (yup ouch )

But then again the 08 chainstays are even better than the 07's as they are symetrical .
 
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