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Feb. 9, 2021, 10:39 a.m. -  Cam McRae

Good questions. I think many are in the dark category; things that companies talk about internally but not publicly. I’ve been wanting to write something on failure rate, particularly of frames. This is something companies plan for and calculate carefully. Obviously they don’t always hit their targets but each company has their own acceptable threshold and there is quite a range. Getting most companies to talk about this is impossible but there are a few. Some think only about bottom line: lighter frames will sell better but fail more and the extra sales might outweigh the hassle, cost, danger to rider and waste of those failures. Other companies take a more rider  and environment centric approach to this calculation. Sadly - in the dark category.

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