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RunnerStreet  (B 36752)

Jul 30, 2012, 2:28 PM

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Re: [chemist] newb helmet question

carbon fiber is much stronger than general plastic that the pro tech are made from.

In fact carbon fiber is even stronger than some metals such as aluminum.
WTF mate?

Carbon Fiber may be stronger than plastic or aluminum, but it is NOT tougher than plastic, aluminum, or steel.

Would you take a 20oz framing hammer to a Cookie Composite helmet and expect it to hold up?
Hell No! But you could take it to a plastic Pro Tech.

Would you take a 20oz framing hammer to a Trek Madone OCLV Carbon Road Bike frame just to see if it holds up, then bomb down a hill at 40+ mph?
Hell No! But you could take it to an alloy frame and still ride with confidence.

Don't confuse strengthness with toughness


(This post was edited by RunnerStreet on Jul 30, 2012, 2:30 PM)


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