kman wrote:I don't see how it matters where the warranty claim is up to.
That is a fantastically timed photo though, thanks for sharing.
While it is great timing on the photo, all we have is one photo to look at and it can very easily be taken out of context.
em3 wrote:...loose skewer led wheel to shift, than chain was sucked between chainstay and chainring when rider torqued on pedals (perhaps made worse if rider was also shifting under load), then chain simply severed the chainstay. My assessment is based on what appears to be an intact NDS dropout and a chain that is not visibly on the chainrings. It just seems that this sort of catastrophic failure is HIGHLY unlikely. Actual pics of damage will help solve this "mystery." EM3
This is my thinking as well, a loose or damaged QR combined with some non parallel (to the frame and wheel) torque. Specialized bonds the BB/chainstay assembly to the dropout much closer to the dropout than halfway so I don't think it would be related to poor bonding between pieces of the frame...