Salsa El Mariachi frame crackage.

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Salsa El Mariachi frame crackage.
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Posted: Nov 16, 2019 at 11:09 Quote
I have heard of this particular bike cracking at the crimp near the chainstays.
I'm considering a 2012 salsa el mariachi (kung fu tubing).
I'm a heavier rider (over 200 lbs). I don't plan on doing anything crazy with it, but I will definitely be hopping around and probably hitting some small jumps or trail jump sections.
It will also for sure see some small street shredding (again, probably nothing over a couple of feet).

I know how to land smoothly, but at times I can be hard on my bike.

Anyone else that has owned an el mariachi or similarly crimped salsa frame have any opinions?
Should I be concerned as a heavier rider?

Thanks.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 at 12:02 Quote
My buddy owns one and it's one of the few bikes he's hung onto, must really like it. He weighs over 200 and rides the piss out of it and never let him down.


 
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