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CARBON Frame(3 posts)

CARBON FrameStephane
Apr 13, 2001 10:06 AM
Hello,

I am interested in a 2000 Trek 5200 road bike.
As you know the frame of this bike is made of carbon.
I have never a carbon frame before and I do not know how
durable they are: same as a good steel, same as a good Ti,
or just as good as Alu. Are they very fragile if you
shock them? Is it possible to fix a scratch on the frame
after a minor accident?

Thank you and have nice rides,

Stephane
re: CARBON FrameLC
Apr 13, 2001 10:27 AM
There is no question that carbon fiber is strong and durable. In a crash just about anything can break, but I have seen CF frames and forks come through crashes that I don't think anything else would have survived. The 5200 has CF tubes that can be replaced at the factory, so if you do manage to break it, there is a way to fix it.
re: CARBON FrameStephane
Apr 16, 2001 1:51 PM
Hello LC,

Thank you very much for your answer. It helped me in my final decision.

Have a good day,

Stephane