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Old 05-11-21, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
exactly....the CF wheel exploded. if the tire blew up on an aluminum rim, they could have come to a slow stop
You do get that pros ride carbon wheels. At high speeds. Down twisty mountain descents. Right?

Question for anyone other than the OP:

When was the last time you heard of a rider in the pro peloton experiencing anything even approaching what the OP is talking about? I definitely can't come up with anything. Only CF wheel failure that immediately comes to mind in the last decade is when Cav's front wheel (was it Cav's?) got turned, causing it to buckle and basically highside him. But at the speed they were going, I don't think any wheel was going to withstand that change in lateral load.
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Old 05-13-21, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy Somnifac View Post
You do get that pros ride carbon wheels. At high speeds. Down twisty mountain descents. Right?

Question for anyone other than the OP:

When was the last time you heard of a rider in the pro peloton experiencing anything even approaching what the OP is talking about? I definitely can't come up with anything. Only CF wheel failure that immediately comes to mind in the last decade is when Cav's front wheel (was it Cav's?) got turned, causing it to buckle and basically highside him. But at the speed they were going, I don't think any wheel was going to withstand that change in lateral load.
A couple years back, there were the TT wheel assplosions on Shimano/PRO (IIRC) wheels - there was something faulty with the wheels, but the riders also hit some potholes or manhole covers dead-on and they went kablooey.

On a regular road stage? Can't think of anything.
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Old 05-13-21, 07:35 AM
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I don't agree that what the OP is saying is true, but would say that it's mostly unlikely in most cases to know whether or not a rim was damaged or not after a flat in the tour, because the rider typically just gets an all new wheel from the support van. If anybody wants to run a test of riding bare rims without tires, CF vs Alloy, to see which damages first, please post the video :-)
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Old 05-13-21, 09:19 AM
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We may never agree regarding the great Carbon debate nor Disc brake drama however can we just stop with this stupid "Assplosion" saying. Not sure if the intent is to be humorous but really, it just sounds dumb.
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Old 05-13-21, 09:38 AM
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Carbon wheels can be pretty tough as Danny MacAskill proves:
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Old 05-13-21, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
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dude, what's up with removing your posts? you must let your words stay in the ether FOREVER
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I would say it's far more important to buy a reputable brand of bike regardless of frame/component material. Alloy, steel, titanium and carbon bikes are all perfectly safe if designed, manufactured and built properly. Carbon has been mainstream now for a couple of decades. There's nothing to be nervous about.
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dude, what's up with removing your posts? you must let your words stay in the ether FOREVER
Dont knock his technique, he has 3 troll threads in the top 10 right now. Classic stuff with a carbon thread, tire width, weird saddle all prime troll material.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
...can we just stop with this stupid "Assplosion" saying. Not sure if the intent is to be humorous but really, it just sounds dumb.
In this case, the dumb is what makes it funny.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
Dont knock his technique, he has 3 troll threads in the top 10 right now. Classic stuff with a carbon thread, tire width, weird saddle all prime troll material.
Let's add one more "expensive bicycles". Not original but hey, very effective.
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