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    Another Carbon v/s Aluminium testing !


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    Yeaaaaay!!! Carbon Wins!!!

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    Nicely done SC! I'm sure the carbon that Colnago sources from Ferrari for their top tier bikes goes far beyond even this.

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    I saw this earlier today. It's pretty incredible. The tests on that page probably aren't especially well suited to road use, but they inspire confidence. Also, Santa Cruz makes mountain bikes, so ... the tests make more sense for that.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Breaking stuff looks like fun.
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    but slimrider told me if i took a hammer to CF is would explode

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    Those tests are slight variations on EN standard test that ALL carbon frames needs to pass (the "Smash a frame into a concrete pillar test" being the exception).

    Also remember that the alloy frames were new and that the carbon frames has been tested already AND ridden/raced for 2 years.

    Can we sticky this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoNP View Post
    but slimrider told me if i took a hammer to CF is would explode
    I'm pretty sure that he meant that if you drope the hamer while riding a CF frame, it will asplode.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I'm pretty sure that he meant that if you drope the hamer while riding a CF frame, it will asplode.
    But not 'future carbon', only 'now carbon'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
    Yeaaaaay!!! Carbon Wins!!!
    because it is way better than your foolish steel or titanium

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I'm pretty sure that he meant that if you drope the hamer while riding a CF frame, it will asplode.
    yeah if I drope the hamer my crabon will explode unless i tune my quads down to 50%. the average person can't do ****

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    +1 on a sticky for this....

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    sticky sticky sticky sticky

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    When will they ever just RIDE a frickin' bike to test it?!?!

    I want to see guys doing 6' drops with both then crashing them into trees sideways
    then canceling out of a jump at the last minute and trashing the bike and THEN
    looking at "real world" results to base their conclusions on.

    But, I guess it's good to know that if anyone throws a set of weights
    at your fork, your chances of making it can be measured.


    (Funniest part? No wheels on the test subjects!)



    Like this...



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    When will they ever just RIDE a frickin' bike to test it?!?!
    anybody that rides crabon likes it more because it rides most bestest.

    as for the second part of your post heeeeeere

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    This wasn't a real test - they should have scratched one of the carbon bikes first...

    ...apparently when they're scratched, dropped or chipped by road-stones they can spontaneously explode and kill not only the rider but all within a 10m radius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkg View Post
    anybody that rides crabon likes it more because it rides most bestest.
    Yeah, but why don't they test them in real world situations? That's what I'd love to see.
    A manufacturer go out and take 10 identically equipped bikes and introduce them to trees
    and boulders and to 12' tosses.

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    I love that in the videos...first thing your best riding buddies do when
    you wreck your expensive bike is break out in contagious laughter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    Yeah, but why don't they test them in real world situations?
    Because they're smarter than that.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoNP View Post
    but slimrider told me if i took a hammer to CF is would explode

    That is NOT what I said at all!

    I said that if your brain could absorb any information at all, that your head would explode!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    When will they ever just RIDE a frickin' bike to test it?!?!

    I want to see guys doing 6' drops with both then crashing them into trees sideways
    then canceling out of a jump at the last minute and trashing the bike and THEN
    looking at "real world" results to base their conclusions on.

    But, I guess it's good to know that if anyone throws a set of weights
    at your fork, your chances of making it can be measured.


    (Funniest part? No wheels on the test subjects!)
    Is SlimRider your alter ego?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
    That is NOT what I said at all!

    I said that if your brain could absorb any information at all, that your head would explode!

    - Slim


    Well, it made it to 20 posts at least!
    I might as well get my IBTL in now!


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    Nope. This one is going to be sticky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
    Is SlimRider your alter ego?
    You've got to give Slim a little more credit than that.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    You've got to give Slim a little more credit than that.
    Ha. Right.
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