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"We're told that they are good for 15 years, but realistically,  the number of fill cycles would be a better way of limiting life."




Carbon fiber unlike metals don't fatigue from cycling. When we (BASF materials) were first trying to develop a carbon fiber MTB handle bar back in the 90's they took one and installed it on a test machine (might have been a MTS) that cycled the bars up and down. The machine broke after about 1,000,000 cycles and the bars were still in great shape. 

I would be more concerned with the aluminum core.