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Carbon Bikes for Non Racers???

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by WhoRyder, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. DBR X6 RIDER

    DBR X6 RIDER Turbo Monkey

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    The only concern I'd have with a carbon frame would be when you have it over the back of the pickup truck, covered in mud and on a bumpy shuttle road. Other than that, I'd hit it!
     

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  2. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    are you talking about this?


    or this?




    b/c carbon wouldnt have saved him in the first pic but did in the second/third
     
  3. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    only true in soviet russia!
     
  4. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    so ur riding as fast as a formula one driver? quick, someone tell markus stoeckl his world record is seriously in danger!!
     
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    chillindrdude Turbo Monkey

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    I use a dakine tailgate pad and a blanket from time to time to protect from scratches from bikes stacked beside. As for the downtube resting on the truck pad, i stuck on a patch of clear 3M sticker to protect from scratches and chips.

    Admittedly the clear coat on the v10c chips easily and shows scratches.

    You may think im being overly meticulous about my bike protection, but it was a sizeable outlay of cash to acquire the frame. So i want it to last as long as possible.
     
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  6. StabprimoMonkee

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    I rode a Remec (Elan) DH Pro in 2002 and 2003.

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    It was built similarly to Santa Cruz (CF front triangle, Alu swingarm) and it was an absolute tank. I broke two swingarms (due to Gnar not bacause of lack of quality) but CF was indestructible.

    Only saw one of them broken, ever and it was and early model (circa 2000) that someone hucked massively and managed to rip the fork out of headtube.

    Most of those babies are still around, somewhere.
     
  7. p-spec

    p-spec Turbo Monkey

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    carbon will work if you live in america.

    my downtube has 3 dents and lots of speckles scratchs from rocks and **** flying up.

    I can't imagine carbon.Or under a hard tank slap crash.

    im sure warrenty standarts are up the wazoo too with carbon.and it costs more;.
     
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    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    Carbon in f1 looses a lot of energy and is safer than an alu frame would be. That's a really stupid argument if it isn't a joke.

    P-Spec - that's because you own an intense. Dents should come with the frame ;) Carbon has no problems. Don't freak out.
     
  9. descente

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    I just got one of them fancy plastic bikes. I almost dont even care about going to a race again, i'd rather just go out and have fun shredding with my homies. You wont regret it, the v10 is so sick and like someone said, if your crash is hard enough to break carbon, well youre probably broke too and an aluminum bike wouldnt be much better off...
     
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    p-spec Turbo Monkey

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    but it screams "Factory"
     
  11. DBR X6 RIDER

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    I'd be the same way as well...likely something taped/wrapped around stays and down-tube. We also shuttle in the back of box trucks at the local races - packed pretty tight most of the time. Gets pretty dodgy with bikes bouncing and shifting around. I'd be soooo nervous the whole way up.
     
  12. Huck Banzai

    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    I would be careful! My carbon V10 explodes at least 2x a run, and the fire is hard to put out.

    Also - it will make you so fast, that your collar bone will eject and have to be surgically reattached.


    I know.


    Trust me.


    Get beryllium.
     
  13. DBR X6 RIDER

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    Oh, man...that reeks of user-error. ;)