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May 9, 2018, 2:13 p.m. -  Andrew Major

If you mean in a google/forum search then the issue is that frames break in all different places. The most common spots for suspension frames to crack are the seat-tube/top-tube weld, the shock mounts, the lower linkage hard points on the main triangle on short link bikes \(like vpp, DW, or Maestro\), and the chainstays on Horst link bikes.  For example if a \(relatively recent\) used Specialized or Rocky Mountain is going to be cracked then the odds are it will be the chainstay but if a used Santa Cruz is going to be cracked it is most likely the lower link bearing journal on the mainframe.  Aluminum frames it's often easier to find cracks since 99% of the time they happen on welds and the frames are more likely to show damage elsewhere \(e.g. dent that leads to crack on aluminum\).

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