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May 21, 2018, 8:20 a.m. -  Moritz Haager

When carbon started to appear more and more on the scene about a decade ago I really wasn't sold in the idea. Road bikes for sure but MTB? Way to many opportunities to sustain impact damage. Fast forward to 2017 and it seemed like CF really had become the primary material for frames suggesting the industry had figured this out so I bought my first CF MTB. So yesterday I was out on an epic old school XC ride and had an awkward fall at basically walking speed or slower when I got the front wheel stuck in a rut. The kind of fall I've had countless times  in my riding career. Fell on my side and managed to break the seat stay on my bike. I haven't even got a full season out of it.  Aluminum might have dented but it would still be rideable IMO. I think a MTB costing this much should be able to deal with these kinds of expected falls. It's what happens to most riders. If we are honest most people who can afford these machines won't be hucking big gaps etc but they will have many of these types of falls. It's left a really bad taste in my mouth.

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