My co-worker bought a Focus Izalco Pro about two years ago. He rides a lot, both road and MTB, and I'm sure he has plenty of miles on it. Today he told me that while starting from a stoplight, he cracked the right chainstay on a downstroke. No injuries, fortunately -- could have been very bad in other circumstances.
It sounds like Focus is going to warranty the frame, but this is scary stuff. Even scarier, given that Focus claims to build all their frames in Germany, and I've been looking at a cheap Taiwanese carbon bike, which (presumably) would not match Focus' build quality.
I already decided to take this summer off from serious road riding, so I'm postponing bike shopping anyway, but this makes me even less likely to upgrade my steel frame -- ti is out of reach for the time being, I'm now freaked out about carbon, and not a fan of aluminum.
Any other carbon horror stories out there?