Carbon wheel loose threads...like a t shirt unravelling

paddy_pumpkinpaddy_pumpkin Posts: 37
edited 15 October in Workshop
I have some DT Swiss ERC1400. My first carbon wheels they are 2 months and 4000km old.

I am regularly finding very thin loose threads of carbon. I can cut them no problem. If I pull them it is like pulling a loose thread on a shirt...could pull for ever I think. They all seem to have the source of the loose thread beneath the tyre and on the exposed surface all seems fine.

Is this normal? Or are the wheels faulty?

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  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 573
    So carbon unraveling is not a good thing and with limited knowledge I would say is near impossible if the wheels are made correctly. Are you sure it’s not the tyre threads which is a lot more common?

    Additionally you say 2 months and 4000km, that’s a daily average of 66km, chapeau if that’s correct!
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,759
    The tyres aren’t Conti GP4000Sii by any chance are they?

    PP
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    Whip the tyres off and see the cause. Then youll know.
  • Pilot Pete wrote:
    The tyres aren’t Conti GP4000Sii by any chance are they?

    PP

    Yes, had the same with them myself.
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