I received my Boardman Team Carbon today and it seems that on the frame, where the sit post meets the horizontal tube and at the left side of the fork there is something like a stain. It is like there is a tone lighter at these points. My brother who has the bike at Edinburgh says it is like if someone had a sticky patch and removed it. Not that there is supposed to be one there. The prints and designs are flawless.

I think I have read somewhere that this is normal for Boardman Team carbon because the stains are due to the fact that the carbon is not painted over but it is in its original form. Is that so?

Do other owners confirm that they have these stains?

Thank you.