View Poll Results: What is carbon on your bikes?

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  • Nothing; Aluminum and/or Steel are REAL

    10 16.95%
  • Bars

    43 72.88%
  • Stem (or cap)

    8 13.56%
  • Seat post

    20 33.90%
  • Brake components (levers, rotors or other)

    8 13.56%
  • Shifters

    9 15.25%
  • Wheelset

    8 13.56%
  • Fork

    8 13.56%
  • Frame

    24 40.68%
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    What carbon components do you use?

    Just curious what carbon components people are using. I do not foresee ever purchasing a frame, however I do use carbon some components.

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    None of them.
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    What carbon components do you use?

    I use carbon bars, carbon cranks and carbon soled shoes.

    Edit: forgot carbon brake levers on my trail xo's
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    Headset spacers...

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    Re: What carbon components do you use?

    Frame, Bars, Seat post, Rims, Brake Levers, spacers. I do need a carbon crank.

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    Looking forward to a 160 - 170mm travel fork with CF crown/steer tube and lowers. To drop a pound or so.

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    I have carbon frame, bar, seat post, and crank set.

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    What carbon components do you use?

    Frame and rims.

    paying up for carbon bars, seat posts and other small parts offers a lot less bang for the buck in weight savings and stiffness.
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten." - Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: What carbon components do you use?

    Frame, bars, cranks, stem, rims, headset spacers, shoe soles

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTM View Post
    Frame and rims.

    paying up for carbon bars, seat posts and other small parts offers a lot less bang for the buck in weight savings and stiffness.
    True dat...

    I had alum bars on my single speed and tried carbon... no huge difference or weight savings. I also swapped in a Truvative T-30 carbon post which offers some flex that I find worthwhile. I have one set of carbon rims now and other than being easier to build, I haven't noticed them being massively stiffer than Flows with 2.0 straight spokes. I am 195 lb. rider so component weight savings isn't nearly as big of a priority as keeping $$$ in my wallet

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    I have my carbon easton bars and carbon upper on my Lefty.

    I'd love a set of Enve carbon rims, but at $700 or so each, I have to just suffer with Al.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    None currently. Steel may be real, but aluminum will beat you to death.

    I plan to eventually replace most of the stuff on my SS with carbon. Except for the frame. I like my steel frame. So eventually will be handlebars, seat, seatpost, fork. No particular order.
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    My bars, frame, wheels and cranks are all carbon and I ride a 150mm bike that I beat on.
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    Bars.

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    Wheels. The must have upgrade for any MTB. Stiffness beyond all else.
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    What carbon components do you use?

    Frame, bars, seat post, headset spacers here.

    Wheels would be nice but they're too expensive still and I don't really NEED a new set of wheels at this point.

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    SS with: Steel frame, carbon bar, fork, seatpost......love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    None currently. Steel may be real, but aluminum will beat you to death.

    I plan to eventually replace most of the stuff on my SS with carbon. Except for the frame. I like my steel frame. So eventually will be handlebars, seat, seatpost, fork. No particular order.
    Yup- metal frames work for me and at 195 lbs., it really doesn't make much difference if the frame is ~1-2% lighter.

    As for aluminum vs steel: I had an aluminum SS frame w/ suspension fork (that I locked out most of the time) then swapped all the components onto a SIR 9 steel frame & steel fork. After about 1 year of riding the SIR, I still do not notice much difference between the aluminum and steel frames (I also ride an aluminum hard tail and full suspension 29er's too- I put over 3k miles on the three of them combined last year). Now, if you put a carbon fork on an SS then you will get beat to death...

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    I have had my AM FS for 5 years now. All components were non-carbon to start with and so far could not come up with a reason to change ... ... other than changing for the sake of changing ...

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    What carbon components do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by chinaman View Post
    I have had my AM FS for 5 years now. All components were non-carbon to start with and so far could not come up with a reason to change ... ... other than changing for the sake of changing ...
    Right. in my personal experience the benefit of carbon really shines through in the frame and rims. small components are incremental. A lot of guys add a carbon bar then wonder what all the fuss was about.
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