Thats weird - when cyccocmmute makes the occasional foray into the mtb forum he typically gives solid advice.
The quoted post, however, is faulty reasoning supported by utter nonsense.
I just read the Giant recall in Bicycle Retailer and it was from Nov. of 2010 about 2011 model Anthem X 1,2 & 3s. Frame crack at the junction of the seat tube and top tube. That could happen with any production run of any size - - had nothing to do with 29ers specifically.
It's all about perception with Cyccocomute. He once stated you needed more light to ride in town at night than in the woods. His reasoning was that you have to compete with the ambient light from street lights signs and auto lights. If that's true you would need to be brighter than the sun to ride streets in the day time. Friggin drivers still wouldn't see ya! The Titanic was a tragegdy for us humans but,,,,, For the lobsters in the kitchen it was a Miracle. Perception my friends, perception
Love the lobster analogy, B2B. Gonna file that for later.
"I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.
Yes, I hate you. (I forgot to put this at the end of my statement: ) I was kidding. Congrats on your goal BTW...now design me a freeride 650b with about 7" travel, 67' HA, 24.5" ETT, and 16.5" stays.
Aside from manufacturing defects which do happen, the only way a frame is going to break is from a hard crash or using the bike in a way it was not intended to be used.
The one with the Giant has been addressed, and knowing that the treks are failing at the chainstays because the original inner sleeves on the superfly's were carbon and were not holding together as well as an aluminum sleeve would. The 2012 superfly's have the aluminum sleeves in instead of the carbon.
I learn something new pretty much everyday here on the forums and feel that I already have a pretty good understanding of bikes, but I still have a long way to go before I know enough to feel that I can design a bike from the ground up (which is one of my other eventual goals "I have lots of goal")
Hows about somebody gets in the kitchen and bakes me some pie instead? Seeing as i don't want a 29r.
Hayes Group (Hayes, Manitou, Answer, Sun Ringle', Wheelsmith) has some engineering positions open right now.