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I see Mark Cavendish’s Specialized Power with Mirror Saddle had it’s carbon rails completely fail the day he won the Stage,

I’ll be looking if he has another one on his bike.

Does anyone know what happened?

I have one on my current ride…
 

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I didn't see that. Did that happen mid-stage or at the end? Scary
Maybe that's why they say carbon can assplode...
 

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Hmm. I’d love some confirmation, nothing came up with a few google attempts.


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“Cavendish took a bike change on stage 4 at about 32 miles to go after his carbon saddle rails broke, leaving him nowhere to sit. NBC commentators pontificated that the position of his back-up bike was off, as the saddle was slammed forward on the rails. But you can see in the photos below how that forward position is indeed how he rides.”


 

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“Cavendish took a bike change on stage 4 at about 32 miles to go after his carbon saddle rails broke, leaving him nowhere to sit. NBC commentators pontificated that the position of his back-up bike was off, as the saddle was slammed forward on the rails. But you can see in the photos below how that forward position is indeed how he rides.”


Thanks! You wouldn’t think it was high stress point unless that was the intermediate sprint point? Weird. I wonder if this more common than we think?


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“Cavendish took a bike change on stage 4 at about 32 miles to go after his carbon saddle rails broke, leaving him nowhere to sit. NBC commentators pontificated that the position of his back-up bike was off, as the saddle was slammed forward on the rails. But you can see in the photos below how that forward position is indeed how he rides.”


Slammed forward, huh? Too much of Cav's legendary high wattage weight on those wimpy rails and they broke. How embarrassing. Back to CRMO, Specialized. Y'all blew it on Cav!
 

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I still want to know the back story on the saddle rails failing. Chains falling off, and eventually Mark throwing his beeotch fit towards the mechanic. Maybe there's some anger about his bikes. He did continue to ride a power with mirror saddle through the rest of the Tour... I have well over 1k+ on one and like it a ton.
 
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