Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
I know the science of it, but it's still a "no" from me. If they're designing a sub-1000g, 32mm stanchioned fork I don't they had my body mass/hack line choices in mind during the design brief (nor the fact I still slapped 203mm rotors on my 'downcountry' build).Nuno Duarte is a very talented dude.
Carbon composite layup techniques are quite amazing, a hybrid approach ( aka what easy composites defines as “optimised”), using both woven fibre cloth and chopped tow (short pieces of chopped up fibres) outperforms cast aluminium
How do 'forged' carbon fibre components compare to cast aluminium, continuous carbon fibre, Markforged 3D printed carbon, and 3D printed ‘onyx’? Mechanical analysis and video tutorial.www.easycomposites.co.uk
When I can watch how much a Fox 36 deflects under hard braking I just feel like I'd rip a lightweight carbon fibre CSU to pieces (if not with braking, then whenever I jammed it into a ledge or trail bomb-hole), and then there's the whole instantaneous failure of carbon thing.
I know it's technically capable of being stiffer, stronger and lighter - but my 'id' remains unconvinced.