I'm pretty sure what did my rack in was using a handle to lift the bike after a static lay down due to putting a foot down in very loose sand as my front tire was washing out. I heard a pop as I begun the lift. But also the 35-40 pounds of cargo I've been putting back there combined with my high speed dirt washboard riding probably put the initial stress cracks in place. Will take pictures soon. Used gorilla glue on the crack while waiting for the ATO rack to be released. Will likely strap cargo around under side of seats in the mean time so I'm not putting more stress directly on the handles. So far for me the biggest disappointment of this bike is the design of this rack and it's lack of structural integrity. Who the hell would hang solid panniers off this thing? Isn't that the point of the two square bits on each side?