Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mavic Disc Failure

Not exactly sure what's going on with this disc wheel, but that's more than just the tire falling off.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Old School

In a time before carbon fiber, when steel, lugs and drillium was king, bicycle failures were common. It's just that nobody was blogging about it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Todd Lodwick vs Car

Olympic skier Todd Lodwick was involved in a head on collision with a car while descending the Col de Les Saisies, after watching stage 17 of the Tour de France. He broke his carbon fork and the windshield of the car, but somehow, he is fine. Full Story.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Felt F1X Recall

Felt is recalling all 2007 & 2008 F1X Cyclocross bikes due to the failures of the carbon fork. Six failures have been reported, 2 with minor injuries. Full store here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Busted Norco Fork

Another facebook find, Mac's Cycle Center posted these photos of a Norco carbon fiber fork that has come apart.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I'm back, summer vacation is over. Time to start breaking that carbon again. Jack sent this one in with no story.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Not for Off Road Use

This warning is on the fork of my wife's Norco CCX cyclocross bike.
This fork is only to be used for normal road riding. It has not been designed to withstand the stresses of off road riding. Use of this fork off road is not safe and could could cause sudden and catastrophic failure. For more information, please contact your dealer.
A cyclocross fork that is unsafe for off road use, what is the point of that? At least Norco is honest that their carbon forks are junk.