What starts out to be a little crack ends up sheering if it is not dealt with early on. It is not that simple though….if the fracture was caused by an isolated incident that does not effect the usual day to day stresses of bike riding you most probably will be none-the-wiser until you wash and inspect your frame.

Take a picture of the suspected ‘crack and watch it over the next few rides. If it grows at all then get it to a qualified carbon inspection bike shop.