Hi.efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:bending / crimping the frame chainstays during production is a pretty common practice to get clearance for tires, cranks, etc..
Will not impose on your thread, snellemin, just to explain the swingarm identation:
Original Raptor swingarms were designed for a 150mm dropout. To fit the 165mm wide motors, we have to widen the swingarms at the end, but at the same time keep them narrow enough in the middle section to maintain pedal clearance (so the pedals do not touch the swingarm) (just as efMX Trials Electric Freeride says above). Therefore some indentation is visible, but that does not compromise the integrity of the swingarms in any way. The only downside is the optical factor.
In the mean time we have fixed this issue with some extra tooling so its visual effect will now be minimal (but not completly gone). Here are some pics to give you an idea, how 165mm (1st pic) and 150mm (2nd pic) look before paint job:
There is some minimal indentation on 165mm, but that is inevitable. The swingarms that have noticable identations (as on pictures in snellemin'a post) will be replaced.
You will find more pictures on Torque Bike Frame Tech posted today on our Facebook.