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  To the future, then
  Posted by: bartc on Dec-20-12 5:15 PM (EST)
 

As it happens, I agree with you on the future of CF and similar materials. There will be so much more they can do and do it better in our lifetimes. There already is!

However, I stand by my statement that CF is not magically superior to other materials. As with any material, it depends upon how it's deployed.

And new materials do not always totally or permanently replace old ones. There are bikes made of bamboo and I'm told they work pretty well. That's something I'd rather hang on my wall, though.

Over the past 26 years I've evaluated lots of bikes. I'll stick with my old steel Bridgestone MB for now, thank you. Nothing in aluminum ever felt to my taste. Ti was wonderful always, but unaffordable. My friend's CF road bike was a revelation as how good it felt - light, absorbent, stiff where desired - but that fork warning label and some horror stories and the price keep me away from CF. MTBF is more telling than YMMV... LOL

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