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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:50 am 
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Hi all,

I am very happy with my C59 frame!
It is a big difference to my 4 year old Red Bull X lite (also carbon) frame.

Question; is a part of the difference maybe the old frame getting fluffy an not as stiff as it was?
So are carbon frames (and now my C59) getting softer due to wear & tear?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:16 am 
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"fluffy"?

As in "flexy"?

The only things I think your Red Bull and C59 might have in common is that they are both made of carbon fibre (oh and both are bicycles :lol: ).

The technology that's gone into each are, to me, miles apart.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:31 am 
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Nick Legan talks about carbon durability and longetivity: http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/ ... ing_202372

And as Tinea points out. The two frames are very different.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:02 am 
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Sorry, indeed mean Flexy... ;-)

I know they are miles apart. Just wanted to know if a part of the stiffness I feel right now is due to the RB getting more Flexy / Fluffy ;-)

In other words; will my C59 get more flexy over time?
Hope not!

Guess not;

"The lifetime of both the carbon materials and the glue used to construct your frame is longer than yours or mine. Carbon fiber has no perceptible fatigue life unless it is damaged."

YESSS

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2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:50 am 
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In a word, no.

There's a bit on this if you :search:

Might lock this baby up :beerchug:

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