I wish that I could say that the crack was that of a plumber but it is not.
Scott and I have been burning up the roads lately. On Tuesday morning we headed out for a quick ride and a noise that we had noticed the day before only grew loader. Then it was discovered. A CRACK IN MY ORBEA FRAME. Now since I have not even had the bike for 1 year I am totally good on a free frame replaced BUT the freak out part is HOW LONG WILL THIS PROCESS TAKE??
Since Orbea does not deal direct with the consumer you are forced to go back to where you purchased the bike. Let me just say that I feel they have not reacted as fast as I believe they could have. The worst part is that they offer no loaner. THIS SUCKS. This is poor service when you consider the over $4000 in just 2 bikes that we have purchased from them.
So as I go into panic mode realizing that without a bike I cannot continue to train and ride in upcoming events I have already paid for. (no team reimbursements unless you actually ride in the event)
Yesterday an awesome friend of mine agreed to allow me to use her old bike. Luckily she just purchased a sweet new carbon machine and so this afternoon I am going to pick it up and cross my fingers that it works for me.
Weekend may be saved after all!! :))))