Monday, September 14, 2009

Carbon Fiber doesn't bend... it shatters!

When I was first considering taking up bicycling for weight loss, I consulted with the one cyclist I knew - the Weekend Adventurer.  While discussing different kinds of bikes - road, mountain, hybrid - he gave me one piece of sage advice:  "At your level of skill - and weight - do NOT buy a carbon-fiber bike.  Under stress, aluminum or steel bend.  But carbon fiber snaps."  I took that advice and have been enjoying both my Trek Navigator 3.0 and Dahon Matrix folding bikes.  Both have aluminum frames.  Still, I never knew how right my friend was, until I saw this video, where a racer has a crash and the bike just shatters!


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1 comment:

weekend adventurer said...

ouch