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Should I be concerned about the lack of warranty on a C-40?(5 posts)

Should I be concerned about the lack of warranty on a C-40?O
Aug 16, 2002 6:22 PM
I work in the industry. I can get excellent deals on stuff. I am probably going back to grad school. I was thinking about getting a C-40, but I am concerned about the lack of a warranty. Any comments. Oh, I am at 200 lbs., so this has been part of the purchase equation. I have also been looking at a Litespeed Ultimate, which leads to my question above....
re: Should I be concerned about the lack of warranty on a C-40?Axle1
Aug 16, 2002 6:43 PM
Get the ultimate..I have one and this is a ferrari!!!!
Whoa!!!!gogene
Aug 17, 2002 3:58 PM
re: Should I be concerned about the lack of warranty on a C-40?gtx
Aug 17, 2002 11:41 AM
I'm assuming you have the $$$ and several other bikes to ride if something happens, so I'd say no. I think Calfee can fix them, too. With these kinds of bikes I'd be less concerned with the warranty and more concerned with damage from even a minor crash, which isn't covered by any warranties (some mtb companies have good crash replacement policies, though). Anyway, that's why I ride steel--you can always fix it or bend it back. And for that kind of money I'd much rather have a Richard Sachs (or three Steelmans).
I think it depends on the "deal"RickC5
Aug 17, 2002 12:50 PM
As an example: Last year I bought a new Trek 5200 triple from a dealer at Veloswap. He isn't a Trek dealer, just a guy from NorCal who sells lots of high-end bikes. I was not going to get a Trek warranty since I was not the "original" purchaser, and didn't buy from a registered dealer. However, I paid $1600 for a $2500 bike. Hopefully, I'll never need to attempt any type of frame repair, as I'm sure Trek will thumb their nose at me. Oh well, I still saved the cost of a new 5200 frame if I need one later.