Any carbon experts out there? I have zero experience with carbon-* anything.
Is this something to worry about? Should I send it back to the manufacturer? Or is this normal on carbon forks?
The shop that sold me the frameset said that having looked at the images they believe this to be cosmetic. They also added that they will send images onwards to the OEM factory for a formal comment.
Additionally the shop suggested to replace the fork unconditionally if I don't feel comfortable riding it. (kudos to the shop on that point)
I have not pressed for immediate fork replacement (if the damage is purely cosmetic, the replacement may have same or more of these artefacts, what do I know... ?)
OEM requested the fork serial number (I assume to check their unit-test records?) and confirmed via shop to myself that they deem this to be purely cosmetic and safe to ride.
Going to build the bike up now.
Thanks everyone for responses.