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Old 06-09-13, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
If I died riding that bike, 99.999% chance it would be from me screwing up, not the bike failing.
Well, bikes should be made to tolerate screw-ups. Carbon doesn't strike me as a material to tolerate screw-ups.

FWIW, a guy in our bike club just got hit by a car the other night and he was on a carbon bike. He posted photos of the bike and the carbon fork was cracked in half. Yes, cracked in half. I'm guessing if the fork was either aluminum or steel, it may have survived.

Anyway, he may be a member here, I'm not sure, but luckily he escaped with minor injuries. Lucky guy...
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