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Old 11-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #41
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Example of structural CF

Here's an example of structural CF.
Race trim = 11.5 pounds the way it sits.
Cervelo R5ca
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If it isn't adding performance, saving weight, or doing some function other that just looking pretty, it's useless IMO. That's just my opinion... It's your bike, do what you want.
Agreed, for the money you spend on cosmetic CF, why not buy some ceramic wheel bearings? Talk about some real performance increase!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #43
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Agreed, for the money you spend on cosmetic CF, why not buy some ceramic wheel bearings? Talk about some real performance increase!


I've known two people who tried ceramic wheel bearings on their street bikes. Unless you're chasing that extra 1/10th of a HP and fraction of a second, it's better to stick to steel bearings.
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Not really, its all about what YOU think OTHERS think. Think about it.
So very true...
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #45
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screw you and your nice ass car lol ;( Yes i am very jealous lol
Haha thanks man! I don't care what anyone says, carbon fiber looks soooo sexy! And even if it doesn't add strength or integrity, I think it looks way better than just the color black! Which is why I have soo much on my car
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:24 AM   #46
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I've known two people who tried ceramic wheel bearings on their street bikes. Unless you're chasing that extra 1/10th of a HP and fraction of a second, it's better to stick to steel bearings.
How so?
I know 2 people also, including myself and both say that they make a HUGE difference in feel, smoothness, low friction, etc. The other guy is a shop owner and has them on his CBR as well as his track bike.

My point is for the same money you can buy something that will make a difference in performance or something that is fluff and glitter only..
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #47
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How so?
I know 2 people also, including myself and both say that they make a HUGE difference in feel, smoothness, low friction, etc. The other guy is a shop owner and has them on his CBR as well as his track bike.

My point is for the same money you can buy something that will make a difference in performance or something that is fluff and glitter only..
I saved $50 and just got the ConfirmationBias Module for my Power Commander. It made a huge difference that I could really feel!
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I saved $50 and just got the ConfirmationBias Module for my Power Commander. It made a huge difference that I could really feel!
Roflmao. My guess, though, is at least half the readers of house site have no idea what you mean. Well done.
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the frame covers look awesome
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #50
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Looks nice, wasn't that your objective? Don't worry about weight, structure or strength. It's irrelevant if you like it. I would only use it to cover a fugly silver frame and swingarm but that's me. Should do the swingarm on your bike too.
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