I personally have alot of confidence in the can am frame. When I ride, I typically do some jumping over the water breaks in the trail and over other irregularities in the trail. Some of my trails have rocky whoop sections which I have been trying to increase my skill and speed through. I'm not easy on my bike at all but I have never once had a problem with it. I am pretty thorough about checking after I ride. Every once in a while a rock will hit something along the way and I'll notice a scratch somewhere but thats about the extent of it. That could easily be solved with a set of skids. I think I ride the way most people would ride the Renegade. I asked my dealer today if they had heard any of these complaints. They had, but it always had something to do with getting caught up on something or Baja Style jumps. He told me about one guy that had overestimated his ground clearance and riddent through a rock garden at about 30mph. He ended buying a new frame but its no wonder. I think common sense is the biggest factor here. Just my 2 cents worth.