carbon fiber for handling shock loads

Jpinkowish at Jpinkowish at
Thu Dec 13 16:13:31 EST 2001

In a message dated 12/13/01 3:28:25 PM EST, brett at writes:

> I was always told
>  carbon-fiber was good for holding loads, very bad at handling shock(ie, it
>  is brittle.)

Brett and all,
Some bicycle frames and forks are constructed of carbon fiber.  You can even
get a CF fork with a CF steerer tube.  These frames are routinely used in


Jan Pinkowish
'85 4ksq
Bristol, CT

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