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Mad Fiber shuts down production

Postby Nobody » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:26 am

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by BNA » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:42 am

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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:42 am

Yeah.
They have been gone for a while but not really released it.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:48 am

Not surprising given the myriad of issues with their wheels
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:51 am

Dr_Mutley wrote:Not surprising given the myriad of issues with their wheels


Do tell.
I have not read of any serious issues and I have not experienced any with mine.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby neoppg » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:12 am

are yours tubs or clinchers?
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:25 am

neoppg wrote:are yours tubs or clinchers?


Tubs.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby neoppg » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:53 am

that would be why. there have been a few incidents with clinchers blowing tyres off the rims.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby DogmaticPinni » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:48 am

Wow, glad I had my warranty claim swap to Tubbies before they vanished :0
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Postby Diabolus » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:20 pm

They have not vanished. It's too early to say whether they are dead.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby njosey17 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:11 am

sumgy wrote:Some further feedback from those of you who are interested.
I actually race in the Koiled road team alongside Shannon and have had my Mad Fiber tubulars for probably close to a year.
They are super light at around 1kg for the pair and my set with tyres, skewers and tubulars complete comes in at approx 1.7kg.
They are great wheels for crit and road racing but I am not convinced I would ride them (or any deep dish carbon wheelset) day to day or on hilly courses.
I have seen the results of carbon wheels being used in the mountains.
I will agree that they can be twitchy in the wind but a combination of super light weight, wide bladed spokes and deep dish is going to do that.
I guess you need to ride what is best for the conditions you have on the day.
I am not a massive guy at around 83kg and 6'3", but these are definitely not flimsy, flexy wheels.

My summary is that these are a great wheel for the right application and I dont have any hesitation in recommending them for that application.

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Sorry for dragging this back up, but came across this after reading through the thread.

Just wanted to say - this bike is :shock: ... So magnificent!
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:33 am

This bike is now landfill.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:54 am

sumgy wrote:This bike is now landfill.

:shock: :cry:
What the hell happened?
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Nobody » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:20 am

Mulger bill wrote:
sumgy wrote:This bike is now landfill.

:shock: :cry:
What the hell happened?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=65277&start=25#p982109
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby schroeds » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:49 pm

Nobody wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
sumgy wrote:This bike is now landfill.

:shock: :cry:
What the hell happened?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=65277&start=25#p982109



What a. tragedy. Upshot of the accident?
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:16 pm

Nobody wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
sumgy wrote:This bike is now landfill.

:shock: :cry:
What the hell happened?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=65277&start=25#p982109

Cue more :( :cry: :( :cry:
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:01 am

schroeds wrote:What a. tragedy. Upshot of the accident?


This:

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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby InTheWoods » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:33 am

:shock:

I just sat down with an egg on a piece of toast, opened up the computer. And saw that.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:02 am

InTheWoods wrote::shock:

I just sat down with an egg on a piece of toast, opened up the computer. And saw that.


You should have seen the before shot.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:51 pm

sumgy wrote:
schroeds wrote:What a. tragedy. Upshot of the accident?


This:

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You should get your skin fold measurements done from there! U have certainly have lost any subcutaneous fat! Good split skin graft take tho?
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby g-boaf » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:40 am

Ouch, that's terrible. I somehow missed that. :(

I think it's a lesson to only ride inexpensive bikes on the road, given the remarkable ability for motorists to crash into us.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby DogmaticPinni » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:27 am

g-boaf wrote:Ouch, that's terrible. I somehow missed that. :(

I think it's a lesson to only ride inexpensive bikes on the road, given the remarkable ability for motorists to crash into us.



I think it's a lesson to ride the most expensive bikes possible on the road. For three reasons,

1) If some f##ktard is going to kill me on the road I'd prefer my best bike to be under me for my last ride.

2) If they they don't kill me I want them to cop the biggest hit possible, their drivers license pays for personal injury so they'd be expecting to only owe $200/$300 to pay for the bike - I'd love to see their face when the $15k bill arrives from my bike insurance company.

3) Considering they'll probably get a piss weak fine for doing the damage anyway the bike cost bumps up the 'fine' total to a decent number at least.

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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby Dr_Mutley » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:42 am

DogmaticPinni wrote:
2) If they they don't kill me I want them to cop the biggest hit possible, their drivers license pays for personal injury so they'd be expecting to only owe $200/$300 to pay for the bike - I'd love to see their face when the $15k bill arrives from my bike insurance company.


My thoughts exactly...
My insurance company just went after an at-fault driver after taking me out, with a $13,500 bill.... That may remind them to respect, and give way to other vehicles (including bikes) with the right away!
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby warthog1 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:03 am

DogmaticPinni wrote:
3) Considering they'll probably get a piss weak fine for doing the damage anyway the bike cost bumps up the 'fine' total to a decent number at least.



+1 to that bit as well particularly the crap all fine :evil:
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby g-boaf » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:23 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
DogmaticPinni wrote:
2) If they they don't kill me I want them to cop the biggest hit possible, their drivers license pays for personal injury so they'd be expecting to only owe $200/$300 to pay for the bike - I'd love to see their face when the $15k bill arrives from my bike insurance company.


My thoughts exactly...
My insurance company just went after an at-fault driver after taking me out, with a $13,500 bill.... That may remind them to respect, and give way to other vehicles (including bikes) with the right away!


Didn't think of that. My bike is only around $5500 worth. Still a frightfully expensive lump of dollars though.
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Re: Mad Fiber

Postby sumgy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:31 pm

Bike was paid out just fine.
Currently arguing with Suncorp over why I should provide them with additional information over and above what they have in the police report for my injuries claim.
It is quite obvious that they are trying to reduce their liability due to road conditions and somehow implicating my riding behaviour (well under the speed limit whilst in a bicycle lane) into the equation.
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