Re: Carbon Forks Reliability = paranoia or truth?
- From: Carl Sundquist <carlsun@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:16:24 -0600
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:19:12 -0600, Tim McNamara
In article <85jmp4t8fuuc21s0cdqq5spnd1do62d4h6@xxxxxxx>,
Mike <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
While it's a different field there are many instances of catastrophic failure of CF suspension and wing parts in Formula 1 motor racing due to reasons other than collision. The design, build, testing, lifing and inspection policies adopted by F1 exceed anything in the bike world at least as far as the ordinary consumer is concerned.One would hope; a disintegrating race car is a serious menace to the driver, other drivers, the track workers, the spectators, etc. A disintegrating bike fork is mainly a menace to the rider, unless he's in the middle of a pack of other cyclists.
CF forks are the perfect example of a poor material choice looking for
a cool application to be bought by those with more money than sense.
The component suppliers really love mugs who buy completely pointless
stuff like this.
More money than sense?
A top quality steel fork is likely to be more expensive than a top quality carbon fork these days.
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