I've always had this thing about carbon. I simply don't trust it on a bike that i'd be riding. However, i'm due my new toy and it has carbon cranks fitted. Not a part i'd associate with carbon, but my thing has steered me away from knowing much about it. I wont have the money to switch them over straight away, and i'm happy to give them a fair chance as they look nice.
Looking at the cranks on my current bikes - they've had a hard time. Gouges and scrapes and chunks missing. Can a carbon crank take a bit of abuse? I'm gonna try not to bang them on rocks but there's no guarantee of that working out. What can I expect to happen if the end of the arm takes a sturdy smack off a rock? Dent? Crack? Shatter? Nothing, just keep on truckin'