Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe after oxygen, hydrogen, and helium. Pretty sure its real haha.
I have a carbon fiber bike. It is lighter, stronger, and quieter than my previous aluminum frames. Ibis's warranty program is rediculous. IF you manage to break the frame, they'll replace the front or rear triangle for LIFE at a super discounted rate, even if it was due to rider error.
But yes, it is a bit more expensive.
I couldn't agree more!! I own a 2010 Trek Fuel EX Carbon 9.8 Trek warrenty is very good!! I will never own another aluminum framed bike there is no comparison once you go carbon! Besides all the Pro Downhill Mountain bikes are 95% carbon now.. Why? because there Stronger, Lighter and Faster! We are all lucky to have trails like Palos
I love riding here.. 19 Miles on Sat and Sunday.. can't wait to get back out..