Carbon Care Instructions
Bicycle frames made out of carbon fibres are high performance frames. The tube dimensions, wall thickness and orientation of the fibres are specially designed to withstand the stresses that can occur during its intended use and guarantee high comfort and stiffness to give you the best ride possible. Whilst BMC frames are designed to exceed EN safety requirements, the frames are not designed to withstand all foreseen forces. They are not designed to survive all collisions or crashes undamaged and can be delicate for punctual pressures.
Please respect the following instructions:
- On superlight frames, the tubes can be slightly deformed with pressure from your fingers. While this is normal, please avoid excessive or repeated pressure because this could lead to damages.
- Avoid contact with hard, sharp or pointed objects. Don’t lean your bike with the top tube against a pole or corner of a building.
- When using a work stand, don’t clamp the bike on any frame tube, fix the bike at the seatpost or fork dropouts (with the dedicated work stand) only.
- While your bike is fixed (by the seatpost) on the work stand, avoid high side loads when replacing the bottom bracket as a lever effect can occur creating damage to the seattube or frame.
- When transporting your bike with a car rack, only fix your bike at the seatpost or fork dropout and never clamp the bike on any frame tube.
- Carbon frames are not suited to use on home trainers with a fixed rear axle. When the wheel cannot move then the excessive loads on the dropouts can damage the frame.
- Do not clamp any children’s seat or trailer couplings on your carbon frame.
- If using soft travel cases or bike boxes to transport your bike please ensure the frame is well protected (using soft foam wrap) to ensure no components or external pressure can puncture or damage the frame. Please note that the BMC warranty does not cover any transport damage.