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Most of these bikes are to light to compete and, need weights added to be legal... Why not just use an aluminum steerer that won't break? Am I way off in thinking this?

These guys have the best techs...stems too tight?





 

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Here is the letter that will be sent to Trek 6-series Madone consumers:

June 15, 2010

Dear Trek Owner,

Our records indicate that you recently purchased a 2010 Trek
6 Series Madone. We hope you are enjoying your new ride.

We have recently learned of a few 6 Series Madone owners
who have inadvertently damaged their bicycles by
a) installing a different, incompatible brand or model of
handlebar stem than the one that came with their bike,
or
b) over-tightening the handlebar stem that came with
their bike.

Either of these actions could cause damage to the steerer
tube, the tube that extends from the top of the fork through
the frameset to the stem. A damaged steerer tube could
break and result in a serious crash.

Please read the enclosed information about carbon steerer
tubes. If you are concerned that you may have installed an
incompatible stem, or over-tightened your stem, please take
your bike to the Trek Retailer where it was purchased for a
free inspection. If your Trek Retailer determines that there is a
problem with your steerer tube, Trek will replace the affected
parts at no charge.

The enclosed bulletin explains the special installation and care
instructions for a fork with a carbon fi ber steerer. If you have
any questions regarding the safety, care, or maintenance of
your bicycle, please visit your local Trek Retailer or call
(800) 879.8735 between 8:00am and 5:00pm (CST).

Thank you.
 

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From Trek's response:

"a) installing a different, incompatible brand or model of
handlebar stem than the one that came with their bike,
or"

I'm not that familiar with Trek's but do they not offer the frame for sale alone? Do they always provide a stem with any frame?
 

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My new P1 6 series is down and out. Tech inspection found two cracks in the steerer. I'm pretty sad about it being down in the middle of the season. I'm pretty amazed by all the problems I've had with the bike. Thankfully my shop is really good and they are taking care of me. I heard one of them on the phone with Trek and getting asked about me possibly screwing it up. That is annoying considering how many problems are out there and how this is clearly either a design or manufacturing issue. Hopefully they will come good on this.
 
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