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    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
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    are carbon forks any more brittle in the cold?

    is there any increased risk of failure due to riding a carbon fork in temps of 32 degrees or lower?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Senior Member eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
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    No, they are not.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
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    I bought my FUJI Newest 1.0 in 2009.
    Alu frame and carbon forks, been riding
    it in winters from day one till this summer
    when I sold it. No issues with the fork;
    cold, salt, wet, etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pakud...6zPoymgKaIoDLA


    Biking during winter by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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