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Anyone else concerned about the 25mm of flex designed into the rear triangle? I'm a bit concerned about plunking down $4k plus on a bike that may fail several years...or a decade down the road. This will probably be the last Mountain Bike I ever buy, it must LAST!
 

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Anyone else concerned about the 25mm of flex designed into the rear triangle? I'm a bit concerned about plunking down $4k plus on a bike that may fail several years...or a decade down the road. This will probably be the last Mountain Bike I ever buy, it must LAST!
Not necessarily,, Giant Stance does the same thing,, (I have one and love it) From research on the internet it seems they do break with more frequency than non flex setups, but not with enough frequency that I worry about it. Also Giant has lifetime frame warranty to first owner, and honors the warranty without any fuss. Obrea also has lifetime frame warranty to first owner, but do not know how they are about honoring it.

Of course the perceived issue of stay breaking with no warranty, means resale value may not be that good on these flex bikes.
 

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I'm still on my old Giant AC from 2002. Started with an AC Air Light from 2000. Broke the frame at the seat mast, they warrantied it with the '02 frame. I love Giant. I also broke an NRS frame, they warrantied it and I moved on to the AC. I realized about 6 months into riding the NRS I needed a bigger bike. Orbea is getting big enough that I would trust their life time warranty too.
 

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Orbea has been using that technology for quite a while they have it down. I have an Oiz with over 10,000km on it and there has been zero issues.
 

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I just bought the Occam TR M30 and loving it. I don't expect to keep this bike for more than 3-4 years so as long as it maintains its performance during that period I am happy.
 

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I just bought the Occam TR M30 and loving it. I don't expect to keep this bike for more than 3-4 years so as long as it maintains its performance during that period I am happy.
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Why 3 to 4 years only?

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I live in the Caribbean, where the resale value of goods is seriously affected.
Unless I plan to keep the bike forever, it makes sense to sell early in the bike's age. The photos above were from a shoot I did today with my camera and video buddies.
 

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I am the Original Poster asking that question suspicious of rear triangle flex.

Guess what? I bought one back in 2016, here I am 4 years later. Cracked. Requested Warranty. Denied. I was offered a "crash replacement" rear triangle but in the wrong color for $600.

****.

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I am the Original Poster asking that question suspicious of rear triangle flex.

Guess what? I bought one back in 2016, here I am 4 years later. Cracked. Requested Warranty. Denied. I was offered a "crash replacement" rear triangle but in the wrong color for $600.

****.

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It seems that the crack is due to a impact/crash? In this case warranty will not operate and should be available a crash replacement.
 
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