From the Top Of The Hill

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Beware carbon fiber!

Carbon fiber is scary. My co-worker and friend Matt Peterson's fork on his road bike broke at the base of the steer-tube. Amazingly, he wasn't hurt. Do forks really need carbon fiber steer tubes? Do you save that much weight? The bike industry is going carbon crazy. You see it everywhere being put in every application possible. Carbon fiber chainrings are a reality! If one of those snap on a climb it could be as bad as a fork snapping. You have to wonder how many catastrophic failures the industry will be seeing in about 3 to 5 years.


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