The last time my girlfriend used her 2015 4 line North Trust Bar, the red side plastic part of the backline adjuster became loose. After landing, I noticed that the plastic part is slightly deformed, and won´t properly click into the top latch even when applying pressure. I noticed that there is a thin crack in the plastic part, though I can also find similar cracks on the blue side of the same bar and on my other Trust Bars of similar age without it being a problem. Here are
some pictures of the red side and the "normal" blue side.
In my understanding, that plastic part coming undone is a potential hazard with the steering line potentially becoming asymmetrically adjusted. Is it possible to get a new plastic part? Unfortunately I don´t have a local North/Duotone dealer to ask.
On a side note, my girlfriends` and my North Bars were bought in April 2016 and have been used rather moderately and are in very good condition. Nevertheless, would you generally recommend not using a bar for more than a certain period of time?