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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:22 pm 
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http://www.bustedcarbon.com/

Mostly crash damage, but food for thought............. :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:11 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
mostly road bike parts


That makes it a bit scary though... if you can do it to a road bike... :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:14 pm 
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"after incident with a car at 35mph my bike is in pieces an I have multiple broken bones as result"

As result of the frame breaking?Errr. I think the broken bones might have happened anyway!

This site seems to all be crash damage.....

But carbon seatposts have never been allowed on my bikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:01 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

i remember jumping things on my carbon s-works fsr and carbon scale 30 and thinking, if id make it down alive.....its always on your mind.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:27 pm 
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The downside of having super skinny lightweight frames :?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:36 pm 
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I just at to laugh at the garage / roof rack one. :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:52 am 
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I think that site has been linked a few times.

Have had Titanium based parts sheer, and countless failures with Aluminium.

The thing that makes me nervous of Carbon is damage.

The whole idea of a mountain bike, for me, is a resilient go anywhere bike.

Carbon needs too much care for my needs.

I throw bikes around, and tend to fall off things on them regularly.

Saying that I use it; sparingly!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:15 am 
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This just shows carbon wont bend in a crash like my 88 MF did. The frame was still written off just didn't look like one of those.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:12 pm 
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I'd rather have a bent frame than a gouge in my thigh made from a shattered carbon top tube.

But yes most of these are from crashes that would make a mess of the rider whatever the bike.


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