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We have had quite a few bikes come in for assessment after crashing recently. Some have had the usual cracking/delamination type damage, however a number of front fork steerer tubes have had significant damage that would render them unsafe.

The concern has been that this damage cannot be found visually as it is usually a "interlaminar" shear type failure within the carbon laminate. This damage shows up very well with the ultrasound scan and the integrity of this vital structural part on the bike can be assessed.

This damage is common if you have crashed where the front wheel has been twisted or knocked sideways or other front impacts.

If you have crashed and are concerned about your bike contact us for an assessment.