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Maybe somebody had a similar problem with a rock strike and carbon frame.

Unfortunately I had a bad luck and my frame got some serious blow from a rock. Above the frame protector (official one and even above the Rockguardz - additional one). These are the best pictures I can make with my current equipment. The paint doesn't crack more and the frame seems structurally fine. The question is: is it safe to ride? I asked the frame manufacturer the same question but I also wanted some additional opinion.

The sad part is that this is a replacement for an alloy frame I had before (there were no alloy frames anymore and I got this one for some additional charge). With alloy it's simple. A small dent is nothing to be worried about. But with carbon I don't know.
 

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Judging from the pix, that frame is cracked enough to be concerned about. Nobody can say whether it will or will not break. Riding aggressively is risky. A cracked frame makes it riskier. I'd check into having it repaired, or repair it myself.
 

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Yeah, send that frame back for checking and repair.
I completely snapped my one frame last year, and Spyder Composites repaired it to what I would say is 99.7% un-noticable. It was a really bad location, and and they did a great job.
 
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