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Carbon bikes do not fail during the ride

INTERVIEW with graduate engineer Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert, Ludwigsburg

TOUR During the transition into the age of carbon many insiders feared an increase in material-related accidents. Was that actually the case?

ZEDLER No. The sudden death of components, as named by aircraft engineers, was anyway an exception and virtually no longer occurs. The developers have become very professional in this point.

But what about the repeated recalls?

According to our statistics, there were 13 recalls in ten years for the most delicate component, the fork. In my opinion this shows responsible acting, as these recalls are almost always preventive. The automotive sector experienced hundreds of recalls during the same period of time. You don’t read a lot about that, as car owners are registered. They can thus be addressed directly in writing.

But isn’t it correct that ultralight road racing bikes are sensitive ones after all?

Of course. But they do not fail during use, but during non-use: Inappropriate assembly and damage during transport and storage are important issues. Technology has developed faster than the expert knowledge of the users ...

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