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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Carbon Fiber on 01/27/2013 13:27:53 MST Print View

Interesting new use for carbon fiber.

tire seen on Tesla automobile

--B.G.--

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Carbon Fiber on 01/28/2013 07:20:41 MST Print View

Is that the Goodyear Eagle F1? They've got carbon fiber inserts in the sidewalls to reduce side flex at lower weight than the fibers used before. It's not that new, but it's a heck of a good tire for touring cars and rockets.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Carbon Fiber on 01/28/2013 10:55:07 MST Print View

Eagle

Too bad we can't carve that up for carbon fiber tent poles or something.

This was mounted on a Tesla S car.

--B.G.--

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Carbon Fiber on Bob's new car on 01/29/2013 06:59:35 MST Print View

Bob,
We've checked out the S, and I see a few of them on the road during my commute. Let me compliment you on a very nice zero-emissions car. When I drive my Jeep, I shall consider you my offset. :P

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Carbon Fiber on Bob's new car on 01/29/2013 13:46:09 MST Print View

It sure isn't my car. I just observed it.

I would not want a car that has such a poor range, whether it is electric or gasoline.

With my gasoline buggy, I can drive from home to Yosemite and back and still have fuel in the tank.

--B.G.--