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2016 yeti sb5 frame

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Steven VanArsdale · · Scott City Kansas · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

I need help guys. I need to know if the upper scratch is a crack or not. I’ve tried the tap test and it all sounds good.  I’ve also pressed on it and can’t tell that anything is moving.  Any help would be appreciated 

Gerald Montag · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0
  • That's a tough one, if it passes the tests then I think you are good. Yeti frames are really strong in the top tube so I doubt it's a crack. You can get it xrayed or take it to a bike shop and have them take a look. A crack will usually feel soft, have chips at the end of the crack and pretty much always grow in time so I think it's just paint. What I'd do is mark the ends of it with a pencil or even trace the whole thing and go ride, ride it hard (you obviously do) and see if it grows. If it does then it could be the carbon, if it doesn't then it's not.
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