My friends say it will last forever, and not to worry about it. Online results show anywhere from two years to 25. I have no clue what to expect!!
Let me give some context. I bought a decade old Specialized Epic Comp for about $550. There are no real problems with it. I needed to bleed brakes and replace the rear wheel, but that's beside the point.
The m5 alu frame shows no signs of fatigue (eg, no cracks, dents, etc). Based on what the previous owner told me, I calculated that he has probably rode about 45 000 km on this bike. Note that this an XC bike so I don't assume that there would have been much opportunity to abuse the frame.
So with all of this in mind, can anyone give me a rough estimate of how long this 10 year old bicycle frame might last?
Sorry if this question is too vague/specific or already answered to a degree. Im new to this forum 😀.