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Good Day,

 

I have a 2008 Silverback Nebraska hard tail. It is a very light and therefore quite agile MTB. Never had a problem with any of the standard components fitted to the bike.

The one problem I do have is the sturdiness of the frame. My frame at the time was 6ft1inch 101kg, the bike is a size L

The 2008 frame cracked in 2009. Silverback replaced it with a 2008 frame. In 2010 it cracked again at the same place as before. After signing an indemnity form stating I do not jump from roofs has never done any downhill with the bike, they replaced it with a 2010 model.

I do not do any extreme riding, jumping or downhill adventures with the bike. The most riding will be for fun on rocky/dirt roads and sometimes even city riding.

Am I just punishing the frame too hard? Or is it prone to happen to these bikes?

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well i'm just guessing here, but with it cracking at the weld it would be a manufacturing default, and the fact that it has happened twice can mean that it was just bad luck that it happened to you or this could be a general weakness in the 2008 frames? will be interesting to hear if someone else has had the same problem, as i myself am 6ft and 95kg but ride a xl merida

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Could be the 101kg. Maybe you are too heavy for the frame.

 

surly they should have a weight limit advertised then? like certain wheels have limits?

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surly they should have a weight limit advertised then? like certain wheels have limits?

Did you ride past a mirror? Silverbacks often crack when they see their paintjobs.

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Did you ride past a mirror? Silverbacks often crack when they see their paintjobs.

hahaha

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Nice username!

A nice lesson to all those bike snobs out there. A Saffer brand, from Germany, made in Taiwan that gives great back up and honours their replacement warranty. Btw what's your favourite brand, Uncle Cracker?

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Did you ride past a mirror? Silverbacks often crack when they see their paintjobs.

 

You most likely ride a Spaghetti frame with a Pasta Wheelset and Parmesan groupset, made in the same factory as the Silverback!

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Thanks, the name is due to the repeated cracked Silverback frames.

 

My fav brand will remain Silverback, due to the warrantee and willingness to help an injured frame.

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