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I started thinking about this when answering the "coldest rides" thread in Passion. Can -20/ -30 cause damage to carbon components? Can the epoxy get brittle like that plastic bit of trim that just snapped off my car?
 

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Maaaaan
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It depends.

It depends on the resin used by the manufacturer.
Fast curing resins are usualy more brittle, slow curing resins are usualy more flexable.
Jet fighters have carbon fiber wing panels (even the none stealth ones) and they fly at high altitude and below 0 deg temps, all the time, and at high Gs.

Later, Eric
 

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I don't think you will have anything to worry about on your current carbon components. I assume that the manufacturers keep in mind that us cyclists bring our bikes to a wide range of riding conditions.

FWIW, I have a good bit of carbon on my current bike and carbon bars etc on my last bike and rode it in snow and wet and really hot conditions and haven't had a problem.

Trevor!
 
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