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Giant Frames(4 posts)

Giant FramesPygme
Jul 22, 2002 4:46 AM
I saw ANOTHER Giant frame crack yesterday right behind the head tube. That makes 5 in the last year.

Yesterdays frame brake came about 70 miles into a century and dropped the rider on his ass. He was not even hammering when it happened. He was taking a corner at about 20 mph when the frame just folded.

The last one I was was a female who just started cycling with her husband. Two days after buying the bike, it folded whil JRA.

Anyone else with these problems? Is light getting too light?
Jul 22, 2002 4:56 AM
No- light isn't getting too light, but two observations...first, Team USPS only use their superlight frames in the mountains, illustrating that weight only matters during acceleration. An extra pound or two won't kill you riding long distances on relatively flat terrain, especially at amateur speeds of about 20 mph. Second, these pros are fly weights to start off with, and some of folks who try to ride these light weight bikes ARE probably too heavy to be riding such a light weight frame. Problem is aluminum is cheap, so many have purchased the bikes for cost reasons.
Good points brought up!jtferraro
Jul 22, 2002 7:11 AM
What models?Breakfast
Jul 22, 2002 9:05 AM
Which Giant frames are breaking?

And are you a dealer or shop owner/employee who is seeing the breakage in the course of customer service?

Or just general observation?