All made in Taiwan now....none made in the USA but some select 'hand built' Ti ones. Most are going to single lay up Carbon. Aluminum, even the exotics, is subject to a 3 year lifespan if your 'hucking' them so after you see a friend plant his face in the dirt off a jump and snap his neck back to being paralyzed for a day from a failed head tube snapping off.......you get rid of them after about 3-4 years. Carbon is supposed to be better but early Carbon would 'crack' and we'd not know it.....then same thing.....no warning just snap in half...
That reminds me of what was happening to the tail sections of the Airbus. Crack, and no tail.
Last edited by timebuilder; 06-08-2010 at 08:42 AM.
[Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.] 2 Tim 3:16-17
That's a 'hardtail'....but the thing in shorts is definitely 'full suspension'....I wonder if she's got stable pedal platform on her main shock with bottom out control on her forks...? A really, really good fork will have independent slow speed and high speed compression control with controllable rebound...
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