Author Topic: nasty carbon fork failure  (Read 2035 times)

<i>Marmite slave</i>


Re: nasty carbon fork failure
« Reply #2 on: 30 November, 2023, 01:27:57 pm »
the first one is complicated by it being a Planet X bike. So he's having to directly sue the insurers.
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TimC

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Re: nasty carbon fork failure
« Reply #3 on: 30 November, 2023, 01:28:53 pm »
A clubmate of mine died in 2015 when his forks failed (Kinesis). This isn't a new problem - though I'm quite certain that weld failures have occurred on steel or alloy forks with similar results. https://www.bikeradar.com/news/kinesis-seeks-more-owners-in-ongoing-fork-recall/



gibbo

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Re: nasty carbon fork failure
« Reply #6 on: 30 November, 2023, 02:31:11 pm »
A clubmate of mine died in 2015 when his forks failed (Kinesis). This isn't a new problem - though I'm quite certain that weld failures have occurred on steel or alloy forks with similar results. https://www.bikeradar.com/news/kinesis-seeks-more-owners-in-ongoing-fork-recall/

Assume this was JW? Didn't realise it was that long ago! RIP.

Re: nasty carbon fork failure
« Reply #7 on: 30 November, 2023, 02:54:30 pm »
Check your forks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muukpjzb5Jw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH7z6uAL3j4
Crikey, that first video is terrifying "I don't know how that got through their xray process"

Good brands that supposedly do quality checking, and the composite is full of molding flaws.

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Gattopardo

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Re: nasty carbon fork failure
« Reply #8 on: 30 November, 2023, 03:07:39 pm »
This worries me.