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How long a carbon road bike could use?

jeffersonduangjeffersonduang Posts: 38
edited June 2015 in Road general
Recently a friend of mine told me the carbon bike only can be used about 3 years. After 3 years ,the frame will be broken.

I haven't bought a carbon bike, yet.

I want to know how long a carbon road bike can be ride?
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  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    Recently a friend of mine told me the carbon bike only can be used about 3 years. After 3 years ,the frame will be broken.

    I haven't bought a carbon bike, yet.

    I want to know how long a carbon road bike can be ride?
    Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about and is feeding you nonsense.
    I'm pretty sure several road bike manufacturers give lifetime warranties on their carbon frames.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,028
    and so it starts... yet another "is carbon dangerous" thread.

    All I can say is, next time your friend flies in a plane he'd better hope it's less than three years old.
  • JackPozziJackPozzi Posts: 1,191
    Recently a friend of mine told me the carbon bike only can be used about 3 years. After 3 years ,the frame will be broken.

    I haven't bought a carbon bike, yet.

    I want to know how long a carbon road bike can be ride?

    Weren't you talking about manufacturing carbon bikes in your first post on here? Seems like you should know a bit more about it if you're going into business?
  • BordersroadieBordersroadie Posts: 1,052
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    Don't ride a carbon bike in the wet, it will dissolve.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    drlodge wrote:
    Don't ride a carbon bike in the wet, it will dissolve.

    +1 - delamination and warp/weft issues. Don't do it - too risky.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • frisbeefrisbee Posts: 691
    Carbon bikes don't have the conductive metal mesh that carbon aircraft fuselages have, just think what'll happen if you are hit by lightning when out on a ride!
  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    frisbee wrote:
    Carbon bikes don't have the conductive metal mesh that carbon aircraft fuselages have, just think what'll happen if you are hit by lightning when out on a ride!
    This is a good argument for riding faired bicycles only. A faraday cage must encompass the passenger. Perhaps conductive mesh jerseys and earth-bonded helmets are worth a try?
  • colinsmith123colinsmith123 Posts: 579
    My carbon frame cracked after five years of normal use. Here's hoping this anonymous but specialised bike manufacturer upholds its lifetime warranty promise.
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  • eddiefiolaeddiefiola Posts: 344
    Depends, if my Mrs is reading this thread then they only last 2 years and then you need to buy a new one.
  • dee4life2005dee4life2005 Posts: 773
    I've done nearly 22,000 on mine in about 2.5 years ... and the frame is still fine, apart from the unsual stone chips, and minor scratches etc. Those happen with Iany bike. And despite what some folk will tell you, they don't melt in the rain. Just as well, as about 1/3rd of those miles have been in the rain.

    In the time I've had it I've worn out, had to replace just about every component on it, but you'd have that with any bike. If you look after it, and don't crash it, I don't see why it wouldn't last 10+ years.
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    My giant Tcr is entering its 12th year of service. Relegated to race only bike 3 years ago but only because I got a colnago "best bike".
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    About tree fiddy years

    Could you spare me a dollar?
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  • birdie23birdie23 Posts: 457
    Longer than a bike made of metal.
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  • kettrinboykettrinboy Posts: 619
    My 2006 Scott CR1 has 20,000 miles on it and has been up the road a couple of times as well so no lack of longevity there.
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 725
    eddiefiola wrote:
    Depends, if my Mrs is reading this thread then they only last 2 years and then you need to buy a new one.
    Jesus Christ that is dangerous talk! I got my first carbon bike a month ago, if wifey thinks I need another in the next 20 years it's over!
  • jamesesjameses Posts: 637
    Your friend is spot on. I was out on my bike, riding on a perfectly flat, smooth piece of tarmac when my carbon frame fell to pieces. Literally every tube spontaneously fell apart. When I got home, I checked when I bought the bike - it was three years to the day!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Seriously - do some proper research. Its all far too risky once they have gotten properly wet: why do you think the pros have loads of bikes and they get scrapped after a particularly wet race?

    I do (what can be perceived as) pretty risky stuff for a living but I would never, ever ride a carbon bike after its been out in proper rain. Far too many variables to go wrong and for you to end up with dead disease/the ebolaids.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ai_1 wrote:
    Recently a friend of mine told me the carbon bike only can be used about 3 years. After 3 years ,the frame will be broken.

    I haven't bought a carbon bike, yet.

    I want to know how long a carbon road bike can be ride?
    Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about and is feeding you nonsense.
    I'm pretty sure several road bike manufacturers give lifetime warranties on their carbon frames.

    Lifetime warranties!? That's amazing. The bicycle have lifetime warranties must be so expensive, I thought.
  • bompington wrote:
    and so it starts... yet another "is carbon dangerous" thread.

    All I can say is, next time your friend flies in a plane he'd better hope it's less than three years old.

    Funny but ture.
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  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    ai_1 wrote:
    Recently a friend of mine told me the carbon bike only can be used about 3 years. After 3 years ,the frame will be broken.

    I haven't bought a carbon bike, yet.

    I want to know how long a carbon road bike can be ride?
    Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about and is feeding you nonsense.
    I'm pretty sure several road bike manufacturers give lifetime warranties on their carbon frames.

    Lifetime warranties!? That's amazing. The bicycle have lifetime warranties must be so expensive, I thought.
    Why?
  • eddiefiola wrote:
    Depends, if my Mrs is reading this thread then they only last 2 years and then you need to buy a new one.
    good husband
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,835
    My carbon bike ate my hamster

    My hamster ate my carbon bike.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    edited June 2015
    'High end' aluminium all day long.

    Carbon is utter shyte.
    At least until the new material comes along and carbon drops in price, at which point the new material will be utter shyte and 'high end' carbon will be the daddy.

    Its like having a fcuking time machine if you have 'high end' carbon now though :lol:
    I do not need a time machine to go back and find out what they first said about aluminium because I was there.
    They said it was utter shyte :roll:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    I saw two carbon bikes with severe frame damage in the rain today. Good job they weren't mine.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,199
    The main problem with carbon is the effect of cycling at 25mph +. At an institute in Switzerland, studies have shown that really fit riders exceeding 25mph regularly wore out their carbon frames in less than 36 years, whereas the control group riding Aluminium didn't have this problem.
    The result of the trials lead researchers to the discovery that at a pace, carbon changes at a molecular level and gradually gets softer. The heat build up due to the high levels of friction and no ready supply of a thin oil to temper the cooling carbon after riding fast, causes the material to be soft. In the wet, the carbon cools too quickly and becomes brittle, rendering it useless after just 29 years.

    The full details of the study is here:

    [url]https://.www.bernyplasticsresearch.org.sw[/url]
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  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,015
    Imposter wrote:
    My carbon bike ate my hamster

    My hamster ate my carbon bike.

    My carbon bike was found on the moon. It used to belong to Elvis but he sold it to Hitler.
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