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    Even very expensive carbon wheels fail.

    Anybody watching the Tireno Andriatico?

    Not the best advertisement for PRO carbon wheels:

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    use a torque wrench

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    He got a flat and it asplouded


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    Apparently 3 sky riders broke their front wheels in that TTT.

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...eno-ttt-318733

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    Manhole cover from hell. Likes to eat CF wheels.
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    His rear wheel is still spinning. Must be the motor.

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    Shimano in full damage control

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...dow-now-318790

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Manhole cover from hell. Likes to eat CF wheels.
    He pulled out of the line and that wheel failed well before the manhole cover.

    It's being said they all hit 'holes'. but wow, that's frightening stuff.

    Interesting the the team that won (BMC) was riding the same wheels and had no issues.

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    There's a rumor about poor glue jobs from the team Sky mechanics. Maybe old glue or something. Apparently the glue job failed on the wheel that shattered before it broke, after the tire came off the wheel hit the pavement and then exploded. Two more bikes had tires come loose and cause damage to the rims.

    Seems plausible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    There's a rumor about poor glue jobs from the team Sky mechanics.

    Seems plausible.
    Where did you see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmB123 View Post
    Where did you see that?
    Dan Lloyd was talking about it with another announcer both during and after the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Dan Lloyd was talking about it with another announcer both during and after the event.
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    Digression but still based on the Sky team - why did one of them have the chamois pulled up way above his belt line?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by izza View Post
    Digression but still based on the Sky team - why did one of them have the chamois pulled up way above his belt line?
    This is a Castelli quality control or fitment problem and it's far more common then you might imagine.

    Companies like Hincapie used to be known for this, sewing in pads wherever the hell they please.

    You would think there's a jig or something so make sure they're set correctly front to back every time, but no, seems that's not the case in most all places, seems they just stitch them in "close enough" to where they're supposed to go.

    Bend in the Road: Proper chamois placement is key - BikeRadar USA

    Here's an older article about it.

    When chamois placement is way off — in our experience clothing companies err on the side of rotating the pad backwards — the effect is similar to sitting on the wrong part of the saddle.
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    marginal gains
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    Quote Originally Posted by izza View Post
    Digression but still based on the Sky team - why did one of them have the chamois pulled up way above his belt line?
    They should buy Assos and change the label. Assos is the one brand worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    marginal gains
    LOL! Looks more like major losses to me.
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    that's scarry sh*t. Carbon wheels are so fragile. Would not happen to aluminum. Aluminum would still be damaged but at least it would not have axxxploded like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    LOL! Looks more like major losses to me.
    Sure does.
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    Guess we're back to alloy wheels again

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    With Shimano technology this advanced, simple classical physics is not relevant. Rather than the wheels themselves breaking, it was the space-time around them that fractured. There are an infinite number of parallel universes in which the wheels continue and Skye wins the TTT. We just happen to be in one of the infinite number in which they didn't.
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    Was there any follow up info from this at all, I've not heard anything as yet?

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    Not really. A Shimano representative came instantly after the race and picked up the 3 wheels. Later PRO/Shimano sent out a press release about their strict QA and other damage control phrases. They are probably keeping this strictly internal.

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    Yeah, I saw that, just with all the media about it at the time thought someone might have followed it up.
    Same with the whole Doull - Fizik shoe - Disc rotor investigation (by Fizik) no news on that either...

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