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    Dumb Question - Carbon and COLD?

    Hey all - seriously thinking about getting a carbon Rocky rig in the next few months, and was wondering about storage in the cold.

    I have been leaving my current and past bikes (some Alu, some steel) in the garage during the winter months. Here in Calgary we get the occasional -30 C day, but -20 C is pretty common.

    Any problems leaving a carbon frame bike in the garage in those conditions? Do you guys bring the bikes indoors until Spring?

    Help! Carbon newb... Thanks!

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    A quick bit of digging and I found this:

    Technical FAQ: Carbon in cold conditions - VeloNews.com

    Sounds like it's probably not a great idea due to the 'micro-cracking" than can occur which reduces stiffness..

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    I read the article at that link and got the opposite impression. The aerospace guy seems to say it won't be an issue. Even if there is micro-cracking the rider won't notice it.

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