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Thinking about carbon fiber?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by DJQ, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. DJQ

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    Rim failure at 120+mph

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  2. Eisenflower

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    If he was street driving it at the time, serves him right. CF rims are meant for the track only, not to be smacking potholes on a daily basis.
     
  3. DJQ

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    Serve's him right his rim basically snapped? Well Id call that a little bit "ignorant".. wouldnt you say? Not to mention, "Cold-hearted".. Sheesh

    Actually, it was on the track.

    post by the guy that crashed

     
  4. Cheddar

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    Judging by the fact there is a trailer there, and he's on slicks, there no doubt in my mind he was on a track.
     
  5. Eisenflower

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    Yes, it would have served him right if he was street driving at the time. I said "If" since I didn't know anything about the situation, and you neglected to post any of the story. Quit being a monkey, starboi wannabee. :kekeke:

    Now I know he was track riding at the time of the crash, so no.. it didn't serve him right. Shitty deal for him and what's left of his bike.
     
  6. DJQ

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    Starboy wanna be, thats me :wave: You cant go 1 day without trying to insult someone.. Grow up.
     
  7. Savage

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    Is there any benifit to having carbon fiber rims? They don't sound safe and from those pictures they don't look very safe either. :eek3:
     
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    Weight savings is about it I think. Most people just use as an appearence mod because the weight savings would only really matter at the track, this guy was actually racing at the time :shrug:
     
  9. Cheddar

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    When you can be confident the surface you are on is smooth (track) they are a huge weight saving method. Lightening a rotating mass is extremely effective and more benificial than losing the same amount weight somewhere else on the bike. This is why lighter wheels is limited to only a few race classes.

    The flip side is they are extremely brittle. Where a normal rim would dent, these would crack, and when a normal rim would warp, these would shatter.
     
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    Oh-kay... and tell me why anyone would want to use them...?? From the pictures and what Cheddar just said... no thank you... I'd rather take the extra bit of weight... just in case. :eek3:
     
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    Ride safe, don't scratch your new paint up this season. :kekeke:
     
  12. Chris

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    drive safe....don't blow up another motor this season...:kekeke:
     
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    if you're really serious about racing (higher levels) you do anything you can to go faster. CF wheels are a huge benefit (like Cheddar said, lightening a rotating mass makes a big difference) and when you're at the higher levels little things like that make all the difference. It's all in how much you want to win.

    Poor Ducati :(
     
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    I'll try. :D
     
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    i know they make CF wheels for quads. those things are beat on like crazy and hold up really well. Maybe because theyre smaler theyre stronger? No idea.
     
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    you better be bringing to PEI this summer for SP weekend..
     
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    IBflowersayshedoesntlikethetrack
     
  18. DJQ

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    ooooook? If thats supposed to be a dig, It's way over my head.
     
  19. Cheddar

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    You wouldn't want them. But in some classes of racing where the budgets are high, you do use them. Even still until you get to GP, most if not all of the unlimited teams, like in the AMA, just use lighter weight aluminium wheels. They keep them out of the Canadian classes and some of the AMA because they are cost prohibitive to the privately funded racers.
     

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