dodgy advice in the Times

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by User, 19 May 2008.

  1. User

    User Guest

  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    ah. I read that yesterday and was lookiing for the electronic version to post.
    Seems like crappy advice to me, expecially coming form a reputable bike shop. So now that's one less person using a bike, unless she plans to replace her triathlon bike (seems a bit of a daft choice anyway - or does she ride triathlons?) with something else.
     
  3. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    The Times?

    Christ that's too posh for me.:blush:
     
  4. biking_fox

    biking_fox Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester
    Anyone got any non-anecdotal stats/research on the actual breakage frequencies of CF forks?

    I've been commuting on mine for 3+ years now quite happily* and to be honest I'm more concerned about the alu frame that only had 1 years warrenty than the forks. I've hit loads of potholes and the occasional car, and all is fine so far.


    *but to be honest I prefered the ride my previous straight non-CF ones had - even though I don't race, I enjoyed the more precision they gave. Odd how just a few mm of curve makes such a difference.
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what MTB's got carbon forks? :biggrin:
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well, in the loose sense of the word.
     
  8. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    nah. again, like all MrP's examples, they're rigid.
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    mountain bike as in a bike that can go up and down a mountain. Not a 'mountain bike' as in what halfords call a mountain bike.
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    for commuter bikes.
     
  12. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I could ride up and down mountains on rigid carbon forks, and have would do happily
     
  13. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
  14. Proto

    Proto Veteran

  15. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    bonj, If i could afford them, i would fit them to the front end of my On-One inbred (which i built from parts) which is currently singlespeed with 90mm of travel and ride any trail centre you point at, i'm quite fond of a rigid set up from time to time.

    if thats not a proper mountain bike, what is?
     
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