Well thats the thing, it is defectinve, every one of there frames are defective…I love torkers, but if oyu notice, all my torkers have yuni frames… They welded the seat post at an off angle so that if oyu land wrong it easily bends and breaks, sometimes not even from landing wrong. I got one rewelded by my friend Chris, and its better than new, but I later just baught a yuni frame, stronger and much lighter…
Ohh btw, Ive gone through like 2-3 torker frames…and the 2 yuni frames on my 20 and 24 are still holding strong!
By defective i meant an incorrect weld or the wrong grade of material used, the angle of the post is part of the deisgn, it’s just not a very strong design, but hey you knew that when you bought the thing.
Has anyone complained to Torker that their frames are breaking? If no one tells them they have a poor frame design they will not know they need to change it. They might send you a replacement frame, manon1wheel, you have nothing lose by asking, but the time it takes to write them an email.
From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s where the seat tube meets the fork crown, right?
The top of the crown is flat sheet metal, and since it isn’t gusseted, it flexes. Eventually it fatigues. The metal should break on the crown side of the weld, through the metal of the crown, is that the case? Bad welds break down the middle, or seperate from the welded metal, while decent welds generally break alongside the weld, tearing through the welded metal.
It’s an engineering snafu. It just needs a gusset of some sort. Or better yet, if they used a larger radius die when bending the crown, making it round over the top, rather than flat with two tight radius corners. This would make the crown much more resistant to localized flexing and fatigue with a minor additional manufacturing process cost.
ok guys, sorry i got grounded from the coputer for 3 days
well i would like to get a lighter frame than my last frame if they dont send me a new one. does the yuni frame fit my bearing size? i heard the torker bearing sizes were unique.
any way, thanks alot. and its gonna take a very long time to finish my video if i dont get my uni fixed soon