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View Poll Results: Carbon Fiber do you use it?
yes 20 35.71%
no, but i want to get some 12 21.43%
no, I wouldn't use it 24 42.86%
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Old 02-22-06, 08:24 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber do you use it or not?

Do you have carbon fiber handle bars and seat post and so on?
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Old 02-22-06, 08:27 PM   #2
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Just handlebar and brake levers. Oh and the shell of the saddle is carbon too. That's only on one bike.

I guess the road bike has some carbon too...seatpost and fork.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:28 PM   #3
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yeah those carbon brake levers look bad ass
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Old 02-22-06, 08:32 PM   #4
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I would use it in places like levers, rims, frames, pedals. I'm not a fan of using it in handlebars, stems and seatposts.

EDIT: I just remembered - my new road bike has everything carbon except cranks, wheels, brakes and headset.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:37 PM   #5
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dude that P3 carbon is the freakiest thing I have ever seen... I want it!
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Old 02-22-06, 08:38 PM   #6
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oops I voted wrong, I have some old sram carbon brake levers.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:49 PM   #7
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Don't trust it yet off road...

I'll hang on a few more years - once it starts showing up in earnest on the FR/DH scene, I'll trust it for my nancy-boy XC/AM riding

Road use on the other hand, I've got carbon seatstays and forks on my Litespeed, and like it fine.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:57 PM   #8
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What is the big deal with CF? Sorry, Im new and have no idea
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Old 02-22-06, 09:13 PM   #9
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its just some of the lightest material you can put on a bike... it has some issues of durability though
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Old 02-22-06, 09:28 PM   #10
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I don't trust carbon fiber....and I'm not a weight weenie so no worries
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The Selector,

Stop Trolling, you have been warned about this before.

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dude I knew you would be talking about that... its a legitimate question... people have opinions and experiences. can't we here about them?
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This has been discussed numerous times. It would be easier to do a search.
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i know but its usually about road bikes. we were having a discussion the other day, many people chimed in, and I thought I would make a new thread about it
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It has been discussed quite a bit in the mountain bike section as well. In my opinion carbon is safe on an xc bike anywhere but the seatpost. It doesn't belong on a downhill or freeride bike though (unless it's an X.0 rear derailleur or shifters).
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Durability questions, if it was 8 years ago then yes a valid argument, but today, carbon is much more acceptable, and it is starting to appear in the DH ranks.

[qoute] it has some issues of durability though[/quote]

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I don't get it? I even did a search of his posts (because I can't do anything else right now...horay for being kaput) and didn't see any trolling.

Perhaps his posts aren't the most informative, but seems far from trolling.
His points are in type to spark arguments. Just acting before it gets out of hand.
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yup, an mtb frame & some componentry.
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I would only use it for some parts such as handle bars or a seat post.
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[qoute by konarider24] Durability questions, if it was 8 years ago then yes a valid argument, but today, carbon is much more acceptable[/quote]


I'm not the only one...

http://www.lhthomson.com/carbon_seatpost.htm

why don't you read it and learn something

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who cares about other peoples heated argumentive battles..
Try it if you don't like it don't use it.
I think i heard something like this somewhere before "Shut up & ride"
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if you get easton seatpost and bars then youll end up with almost the same weight with a stronger setup
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I'm not the only one...

http://www.lhthomson.com/carbon_seatpost.htm

why don't you read it and learn something


http://www.bcdracing.com/

Read and eat crow. Only one of the inedibles have ever broken and that was due to a car running over it. Carbon Fiber is durable so HA!
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http://www.bcdracing.com/

Read and eat crow. Only one of the inedibles have ever broken and that was due to a car running over it. Carbon Fiber is durable so HA!

who is that? your dad or something? just because one place made one fork that didn't break means next to nothing.

quote form the thomson article (I see you didn't read) "Bikes are used in rigorous ways in the outdoor environment. Bikes are prone to being scratched and dinged in their use. The strength of carbon fiber is vulnerable if it gets a surface scratch."

why dont you research what you say before you say it

eat my crows taint buddy
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Carbon fiber is fine for bicycles. I used to run EC70 handlebars, but wanted handlebars outside of the few that Easton suggested. So i sold that and bought a Ritchey aluminum setup.
THat thing saw drops, crashes, it was fine. I would not hesitate riding a reputable carbon fiber frame either...

Carbon fiber is used on space craft, it is ment for high strength application. You will see it on cars, and I believe now some aircraft. Its used as the turret for giant windmills to generate electricity. Yes its strong enough for a bicycle
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