I always figured if something is gonna go wrong due to manufacturer defect you're gonna know about it in short order. It's not like you get a new bike after the one you've been riding for 20 years finally breaks. That's normal wear and tear. I had a Fisher Sugar break at a weld once after about 2 months of riding and they replaced the frame--haven't had a problem since. I also have a Colnago MXL that has the 3 year Colnago warranty but haven't had to use that.jtolleson said:Almost all manufacturers have a lifetime frame warranty, but one limited to defects in materials or workmanship. That is, you've got a warranty claim for a JRA (just riding along) frame failure. Well, those almost never happen.
I don't think there's a significant warranty difference between bike manufacturers.