I Have A Warped Carbon Wheel Due To Overheating, Is That Normal?

Warped Carbon Wheel

I have this on both sides!

I am going to make this a bit short due to the amount of homework that I was bogged down with today; I am really just drained.

So lets get into this, I had a recovery ride for two hours today, on my ride I stopped by the shop and they looked at my Williams wheel and its pretty bubbled up/warped in the carbon so I am going to try and get through this season with them since this is my last weekend until next season.

What happened is I was descending Snow Bowl and my Carbon Wheel just overheated from the break pad. So much so that it warped the upper portion of the carbon near the tire. Its kind of weird and even stranger is the fact I wasn’t really riding my break when it overheated and blew my tire. The lucky part is I didn’t  wreck when it happened.

I think it was due to the new break pads Williams sent with my last order. I had just put on the Williams (light blue) pads and it was the first time I really used them for any kind of riding that would require using the breaks like I was doing.

The reason for the thought process is that I used these specific wheels with the Williams (black) pads descending a decent size mountain that was actually steeper than Snow Bowl and didn’t have any issues.

If anyone else has dealt with something similar to this leave me a comment below. I’m curious if its normal or if I should see if I could get a warranty on it?

Check out the chunks that came off the pads on that descent

Check out the wear/chunks that came off the pads on that descent

Anyway, I love my Williams wheels, I just don’t know if I shouldn’t have used them to descend on a mountain or if I just got a bad wheel?

After that I came back home for some really good and healthy fish tacos!

Fish TacosThen like I said I hit the books because my chemistry teacher thinks that high schoolers love chemistry so much that they want to do it all day.

Anyways, on the racing front I saw that Horner lost his leaders jersey due to a six second split in the field at the finish, man that sucks. That happend to me at Abitibi and I dropped like three places because of it.

You just got to be in the right position for the finish because guys get lazy and let gaps go because they have no real concern for GC and it can end up costing you big time.

Hopefully Horner gets it back, I’m rootin for ya Chris!

Connor Brown

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