Can carbon suddenly break?
Except in the event of a fall or due to incorrect installation, no. Before an optical defect becomes apparent, crunching, creaking or popping noises occur. These noises occur when the carbon layers separate and rub against each other. If any of this occurs, caution is advised and the bike should be taken for inspection and examined.
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