Svein Tuft finishes 10th in TT with broken bars!

Pure skill!

Lesson is: Do your planks?

Lesson: don’t buy carbon handlebars?

I’m with Ben on that one.

Cracked a bar off from hitting a bump? Yikes…talk about QC issues.

I thought we all learned carbon bars were bad from poor Big George at Roubaix in 2006

It was hincapie’s carbon steerer that snapped, not his bars.

jeezum crow. I can’t wait for this carbon fad to go away. Then I won’t feel inferior not riding it.

Hincapie’s case is one of broken aluminium, not carbon.
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2006/apr06/roubaix06/?id=/tech/2006/features/hincapie_trek
Funny to see they were also using a suspension on that bike.

Finally found some pictures. It wasn’t a full break, it was just the right central extension, so it looks like he was just putting both hands on the other bar.

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Still crazy.

Ben, didn’t they say the same thing about aluminum when they started making bikes out of that? :wink: