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Dec 16, 2019 at 7:56Dec 16, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 90 - The One That Broke
I had a rear through axle break this past weekend in exactly the same location (Different bike and axle manufacturer). Luckily I was on flat section of trail, so no major damage done, except for some scuffing of the seat and chain stay. Any more force and it would have destroyed the chain stay as it did on the rocky mountain. In my case the axle had 2 years of use and had come loose on a few occasions (my fault for not checking). The loosening is likely a contributing factor to the failure possibly combine with over tensioning of the axle.