On the shipping trip back, my beautiful S-Works frame was crushed.
I don’t even know how that’s possible; it was professionally packed by NorCal Bike Sport in my hard-sided Thule bike box. That box is like tank armor. It has Kevlar bands to keep it from being crushed.
And yet, my frame is totally destroyed. I don’t know yet about the handlebars or wheels or any of the other components.
What I do know is that my beautiful purple-blue-red glitter frame, so fast, so responsive, so comfortable, so expensive… Is gone. There’s no fixing it. It’s totaled.