Owning a Calibre Bossnut and why I won’t be buying a Calibre Sentry

Owning a Calibre Bossnut and why I won’t be buying a Calibre Sentry

[VidSitePro id=11 ]Hey so I thought I’d do a quick video I’ve done a couple of review videos on the caribou last night and I’m about just over two years into owning the bike now and writing it and I don’t do quick update on how I’m getting on with us and just some parts on ownership of this bike okay so recently I’ve been it was very happy with the bike it rides really well you know it’s a budget by really good value and I was super happy with without I was I would performed things kind of for me kind of like started to go wrong with us you know components start to wear out which you’d expect particularly because the components on it aren’t particularly high spec and so you’d expect to get some fader but I’m kind of where my kind of thoughts on on the bike and started to change is when I started to interact with the shop who provides the bike and called go doors in the UK firstly and I thought I was a failure in the suspension linkage down here and when I when I approach coil tours to get the in the bolt that goes through the suspension there it really weren’t very helpful at all they just recommended you take it to a local bike shop and see if you could if they could supply the part but like that’s not really gonna happen with you know this this brand that’s actually just you know the only place you can buy responders to go outdoors so that wasn’t really you know wasn’t very helpful out of them but where things kind of really soured for me was when am I started no some cracks on the frame let me just switch the camera around here and I’ll show you okay so I started to notice some kind of like hairline cracks around the frame you can just see it here and this went all the way around to the other side for you and I found that don’t the check check if there was actually you know if the metal was cracked or if it was just the the primer or whatever that they put on their paint there and but so on as well and the plague started crack underneath the head set here and then so it’s all the way around here all the way underneath here and then also you can see on the frame here as well where the and the brace that supports the seat stay and you can see there’s a little crack there as well again I like this could be could be just you know the the primer or whatever and cracking and but there’s a huge amount of flex in the frame and you can see like you know you can see the kind of early signs of failure already on the bike so when I approached them and said look it looks as if the frame is cracking they recommended I take it to a local bike store and get the bike examined and I did that and and basically the mechanic in in local reputable bike store here where I live and he said look it looks you know the frame looks as if it’s compromised and I definitely wouldn’t be happy writing that so long story short went back to go doors and told them that they the mechanic said that you know that the it’s it’s hard to tell like it did the challenge right is like it could be just a paint crack or it could actually be the underlying you and the aluminum actually failing and but what the mechanic was saying is regardless like and you shouldn’t have that you shouldn’t be seeing that kind of surface level cracking if the frame isn’t compromised so impart to go outdoors and they were basis and oh it must have taken a very heavy impact on the front end of the bike and I was like well that hasn’t I’ve only ridden the bike maybe 25 or 30 times and and like are the trails will be right around are basically just trails like it’s there’s no jumps there’s you know it’s very kind of tame writing really and so back I said look guys that’s just like not what happened the bike and and then I said okay like if it was a front and heavy impact and how come I’m also seeing cracking around you know the seeds day and basically they would they were just kind of like trying to fob me off so kappahd ik about and eventually they agreed to collect the bike and because I’m I had this bike shipped to Ireland so they agreed to collect the bike and then I was waiting for the bike to be collected and of course you know no sign of the of the bike actually being collected so I got back on to grow towards again and I said look what’s going on here you know like their bike was supposed to be collected an accident next customer service agent just replied saying oh that bike is out of warranty I’m sorry we can’t do anymore of you and I was like what I’m waiting for the bike to be collected and and this went on and on and on and then at the end of it you know I just decided just to leave it off um but um so like long story short I probably would have upgraded this bike and bought the the caliber sentry that they just just launched like the geometry and everything the plate looks really good and but you know what like for me you know like the caliber kind of story kind of sounds a bit bullshitter you know right there though they talk a lot about you know providing really good value bikes with you know really good modern geometry but that doesn’t kind of really mean anything if they don’t stand over their product and like you know I produce a little video was like showing the unboxing of this bike a review after kind of like six weeks of ownership and it’s kind of like I was a fan of what they were doing there and but like I really can you know companies that don’t stand over to product you know I think that’s for me they’re like that’s just a complete deal-breaker and so this bike this bike for me now is at the moment is a write-off like the frame is you know it’s damaged it’s too dangerous to write it if you’ve got a headset failure there you could end up breaking your neck or something thought so and the bike is is no longer viable so I’m going to replace the bike but as much as I would’ve loved to buy the caliber century and if they didn’t have this experience with closed doors on caliber and like every time as well as I contacted go towards they say oh we get onto em caliber and ask for their opinion on it and every time they came back it was just some wishy-washy kind of excuse that meant that they didn’t want to stand over your frame and if you look as well right there the areas where this frame is kind of showing signs of fatigue or damage are the areas where on the kind of updated version of the above the pasta Pike and you can see that there’s heavier wells all around those joints and obviously like they’ve seen failures in those so that’s you know that’s the reason that they up they increase the welding around there you know and so for me I take the caliber boss that was really important bike because I could allows you to get into you know how like a decent quality mountain bike and without breaking the bank in terms of like what the money you have to spend to get into it and and it’s the same like I know they brought up the Sentry with them you know the there spec and geometry that would allow you to kind of like ride enduro races but then like you know they’re important bikes but if they’re not willing to stand over their product I think it’s just it’s a really poor reflection on company and so they turned me anyway from like a fan of their pilot and a supporter of the company and just my interactions them over the last kind of like you know month and a half to any sort they say with them gonna really soured me against them so for me a month on with caliber and I won’t be by in a century and I’m gonna buy either and a whitey or a canyon and because I just you know the bikes are excellent bikes and they’re a little bit more expensive done than the the boss that are then the caliber brown bikes and to be but you know when you’re when you pay a little bit extra sometimes you just the margins in what they offer I’ll I wouldn’t actually support the product so that’s where my money will be going the next thing ok so that’s my thoughts final thoughts kind of on my ownership of the car last night and I start out really well was really enjoying it the more I interacted with company and the less impressed I became thanks

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