Frame or paint defect on new carbon MTB?

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Frame or paint defect on new carbon MTB?
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Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 18:45 Quote
Hey all.

I was inspecting a new frame and installing helicopter tape on the downtube when I noticed these defects on the side of the down tube, near the bottle cage. I can go over it with my fingers and feel a raised surface. I’m conflicted on whether this brand new frame is physically damaged or defective, or if this is just a paint artifact. Bike has never been ridden nor dropped. Has anyone seen anything like this before?


Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 4:26 Quote
I would be contacting the manufacturer with the pictures, especially if you say there is more than one spot like this. It’s probably just a defect in the paint, but they can give you the best answer. Doesn’t really look like a scratch from shipping, especially if you say it has a raised edge.

They might know of something from the manufacturing/painting process that causes this blemish and you won’t need to worry about it.

Good luck.

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