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06-29-2007, 01:12 PM #1Registered User
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just how durable are carbon forks?
A few months ago I put my roadie in the ditch, hitting a pot hole. triple lindies of the bike and myself ensued. not to worry, I left unscathed, but my bike was demolished. crumpled the frame and wheels. Since, I got a new frame and wheel set. swapped all components, including the carbon fiber fork, which doesn't have a scratch on it and is fully aligned. I'm rollin 190 lbs so it was a big impact and there has to be some force on this fork. Deep down, I just don't feel comfortable hitting high speeds on this. Should I be worroring? (spell check)
I'm still riding it 2x a week. but last night we went up in the hills and the corners and DH were freakin me out. ended up breaking my chain on a climb then broke the cheap arse chain tool, so I got to coast (and hike) 8 miles back to the car. (same ride I dumped on, and first time back there since)
06-29-2007, 03:44 PM #2
They are pretty good at withholding impacts, but like helmets, I would suggest replacing it after a serious crash.
06-29-2007, 10:18 PM #3
Replace it ASAP. Honestly, I can't believe a shop would order you all the new shit without gettng you a fork.
Whats between your trashed f wheel and frame? YOUR FORK."It's too bad that a lot of people have never experienced the feeling of rollerblading in the cool air of a summer evening"
06-29-2007, 10:39 PM #4
carbon fiber snaps
06-29-2007, 10:46 PM #5
Not durable enough to put back on a bike after a crash like the one you had.Don’t race. Leave that to the scorchers.
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