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 Post subject: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Apart from the weight, what advantages are there for Carbon frames?

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:26 pm 
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Stronger and they make your wallet lighter to carry as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Depends on what your using it for?
XC frames for light fast bikes, DH frames for ultra strong frame but most importantly bragging rights.

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:35 pm 
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Can save a fair bit of weight - around 1kg on a beefy enduro frame. Can be built both stiff and forgiving - ie directional stiffness / flex. Those 2 factors are pretty big when building a bike frame. Has a bit of a dampening effect on vibrations.

oh yea and stronger as scarper said - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xreZdUBqpJs


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:38 pm 
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beet me too it lol

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:02 pm 
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Ok thanks. I keep drooling at the S-Works Enduro Carbon frame

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:49 pm 
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Love my Scott Scale 710 Carbon frame


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:23 am 
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I suggest you got to avoid Trek carbon frames :thumbdown:

I did not actually see the accident on the day as it must have been in the afternoon but pretty worrying though.

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:53 pm 
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And Another snapped Carbon frame at todays race as well, this looked like a specialised though... ooops best stick to the tow paths and not XC racing.... LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:56 pm 
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I think it was the same/similar Trek frame as in the first round


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 Post subject: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:27 pm 
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peterfb wrote:
I think it was the same/similar Trek frame as in the first round

Lol ooops

He didn't look too happy

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:50 am 
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The pics of the Trek frame were all over the HMTB Club page on facebook - looked to me like the saddle was too high for the post length - good break though...

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:12 pm 
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http://www.pinkbike.com/news/yeti-sb6c-review-2015.html

But it was a pre production frame so it might not happen...

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Carbon frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:01 pm 
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I know it's very boring but would not be cheaper to lose body weight! Would only buy a carbon frame for look not the how light.
How much faster would get up a hill on a carbon?

what alot old b0ll0(ks


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