Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Broken Carbon Bars

Thelonerider from the UK posted this picture of his broken bars on Pinkbike.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scott Ransom

This Scott Ransom belongs to Ruaibreu of Portugal. He does say what he did, but I'm guessing it didn't just fail as he was riding along.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kestrel vs Dog

I just recieved this story and photo from Jim:
Here is pic of my Kestrel after a run in @ 28 mph with a 70# German Shepherd pup. I was running a Spinergy Rev-X in front that came out relatively unscathed (dog hair caught between spokes). When I came to, the dog's owner was holding a towel on my chin. Lots of blood! Since the crash, that Kestrel was riden another 15,000 miles.
Ouch. I wouldn't have thought a Rev-X was stronger than a carbon fork. Anyway, I'm glad Jim was ok.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Busted Pinarello

I found this photo on Flickr, the caption says:
Bad things happen to carbon when you crash (this is a $10,000 Pinarello)
Ouch. That's a lot of money to spend on a bike.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More Carbon Bars

I just got a new mountain bike this weekend with a carbon handlebar. I wonder how long until it looks like this. Photo from Pinkbike.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mangled Trek

Steve sent me a photo of this Trek. He says:
Amazingly the rider is ok. Descending a steep windy grade and the truck had crossed the centerline.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SRAM Derailleur

SRAM Carbon derailleur cage -- busted!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Gary Fisher Supercaliber

Two weeks ago I posted Jen's Salsa La Cruces, and now she's done it again. This time it's her Gary Fisher Supercaliber. Two busted frames in two weeks, that's quite an accomplishment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Carbon Seat Rails

Someone over at broke his carbon seat rails.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bontrager Carbon Stem

Carbon stems are usually pointless; just as heavy as aluminum, more expensive and they break.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Zipp 303

About his Zipp 303 Alex says:
Broke during a ride this morning. Cracked across the rim and looks like the top layer of carbon is peeling away... going to have to send them back to Zipp.
Hopefully Zipp helps him out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Carbon Seatpost

As more carbon appears on mountain bikes, more mountain bikes appear on this blog.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Oh My!

I have no idea what happened to this bike. It looks like ever carbon piece is broken.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Scandium

These are pictures of Jen's Salsa Las Cruces. She hit a curb riding in the dark and broke her frame in half. You'd think a cyclocross frame should be able to handle hitting a curb. Thankfully, she is ok. Scandium isn't as strong as other aluminum alloys, so maybe it's time I started a new blog, snapped scandium?