RE: [CR]testing quality


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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:41:05 -0500
From: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
Subject: RE: [CR]testing quality
To: 'Todd Kuzma' <tullio@TheRamp.net>, Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Todd,

Great example.

I guess that would be a case where they should have exceeded their min. standards by just a little more!

(we replaced about 20 of those stays at our shop)

Grant McLean Toronto.Ca

--Todd Kuzma
Recently, Specialized had a recall on certain full-suspension bikes equipped
with disc brakes. A number of stays had broken in use. Apparently, what
was happening was that riders were jumping bikes off ledges or other
obstacles and locking the rear disc while in the air. With 4 foot drops
(the number I was given by Specialized) and a locked rear disc, a
significant force was transmitted to the stays upon landing. Specialized
designers simply didn't anticipate this so they had to redesign the stays.