Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes: vanilla, lemond, motobecane, chopper
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carbon fork failure?
I am a bit concerned about a carbon fiber fork failure on my 3 year old Lemond commuter. Especially considering that I weigh around 250 lbs with my bag on, my commute has a lot of hills, and I have an uncanny ability to destroy things. Being a good 50 lbs heavier than "heavy cyclists" makes me concerned that I am especially at risk.
Has anyone had a fork break? Did you live to tell? Where on the fork did the failure happen? I have nightmares about hauling a** down a hill, gettin after the breaks, and the fork snapping off at the bottom of the headtube.
The difference in performance between my carbon and steel forks is very slight. I don't understand why I can't find a new steel fork either. Am I just crazy?