Carbon frames... getting fluffy?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Locked
rodebaron51
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Location: Netherlands

by rodebaron51

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?
Pascal

2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS (RIP after crash)
2016 Trek Mad-One Limited Team Edition

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8417
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

"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.

by Weenie


User avatar
Kastrup
Posts: 575
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:00 pm
Location: Aarhus, Denmark

by Kastrup

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.
"Stay cool and try to survive" A. Klier to the other members of the Garmin classics squad the night before P-R.

rodebaron51
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Location: Netherlands

by rodebaron51

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
Pascal

2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS (RIP after crash)
2016 Trek Mad-One Limited Team Edition

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8417
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

In a word, no.

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

Might lock this baby up :beerchug:

Locked
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post