Graphene: any pros and/or cons?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by Asscdi

While looking around for some new wheels, I bumped into "graphene" wheels as an evolution of carbon. 10% stiffer and 5% lighter.
It is applied in wheels, saddles, stems, handlebars and even disc brakes (45gr only for 140mm discs!).

Is anyone using grafene? Any thoughts pros, and/or cons?
Last edited by Asscdi on Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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by Karvalo

As a con, definitely don't use carbon discs, graphene or not. :P

As a pro, I personally use and like Vittoria wheels and tyres with graphene in, but then I liked their tyres before they used graphene as well. As with anything, the material itself may have benefits, but the way the material is used is more important. Don't get too hung up on it.

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