- Broken bike frames
I have been reading a lot of stories of broken frames which seem to be appearing with more and more regularity, and in fact i have recently had one of my own frames replaced after it failed.
I wonder what the general opinion is, are riders getting better and pushing their bikes harder or is the industry fascination of building lighter and lighter bikes resulting in under building?
Personally I would struggle to put too much faith in a 160mm bike weighing in at under 30lbs but there does seem to be quite a lot of them now, so do they hold up to proper AM abuse or are they really just long travel XC machines?Posted 8 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Is it 1993 again?
Better technology will lead to lighter bikes
Back in '93 carbon fiber monocoque was considddered exotic in F1, and FEM would take weeks to run a single calculation.
I don't think bikes break any more than they used to, there are just more bikers and the internet means you hear about more failiures.Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
True. Lifts used to be designed to 75kg per person (look at old lifts), modern ones are spec'd to 85kg per person.
bmxers take pride in snapping a frame
I agree with your post, snapped frames are just a sign that yuo're trying hard (or crashing hard!) but MTB frames are generally a LOT more expensive than BMX frames I think?Posted 8 years ago
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