So many people claim - carbon road bike, fine. You're not going on any trails, less likely to crash, etc. etc. But for a CROSS BIKE, it has to be steel, ti or aluminum. Carbon - you're gonna crack the thing in two minutes.
Well, I'm somewhat in love with the Ibis Hakkalugi, and yes, it's carbon. So, apart from just a gut feel that "plastic" is more brittle than metals, and not as "strong," has anyone ever actually experienced breaking a carbon cross bike? If so, did you break it in just a normal crash, or a crash that resulted in some broken bones with serious injury? And, if you weren't riding a carbon bike, do you think there would have been some damage - maybe a dent or worse - even if you were riding a metal bike?