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  • Spot Brand bikes carbon frame failure
  • dumbbot
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    at 7.25

    https://spotbrand.com/

    I’ve never heard of them but that looks bad, it could’ve been alot worse as well.

    (posted from a laptop because the wonders of STW forum wouldn’t let me via my phone)

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “Never mind about the bike”

    And they call themselves mountain bikers?

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    Sounded like it had been hit a few times on that ride with all the rocks. Unlucky really though.

    dumbbot
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    Freaked me out a bit as i’ve not seen such a catastrophic failure when just riding along, sure he was giving it some beans but not like he was doing 10ft hucks to flat. Fair enough it was a rental bike so previous history and maintenance is unknown quantity and yes it was a rocky environment(it is mountain biking after all)

    It’s not like i can afford a carbon wonder bike anyway but it certainly make me think whether i’d want one.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    6min44 – “Oh man is my tyre low? That felt really weird.”  No mate your frame is busted. Best not sprint down a rocky track, then do a dro…. oops.

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Willing to bet a rock come up on the wheel and landed on the lower linkage just as it was compressing making a nice big crack which failed later.

    Its no surprise I guess, that is the inherent issue with carbon (It doesnt do impact damage very well). Sort of a freak accident but at the same time possibly more likely in that frame design.

    mikewsmith
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    Freaked me out a bit as i’ve not seen such a catastrophic failure when just riding along

    Both chain stays snapped on one of mine just riding along/popping off a tiny rock

    It’s not like i can afford a carbon wonder bike anyway but it certainly make me think whether i’d want one.

    Aluminium fails just as catastrophically

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    It’s not like i can afford a carbon wonder bike anyway but it certainly make me think whether i’d want one

    Frames of all materials break, best not buy any! 😀

    vmgscot
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    He had a couple warnings earlier in the ride/video “that didn’t sound good” and “something doesn’t feel right” so I suspect issue had happened much earlier. If he had stopped and did a visual check at that point there would possibly be some sort of indication of impending doom – paint flaking, etc.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    The “warnings” were edited out of what was presumably a load of ride footage… probably only obviously of concern with hindsight. Anyway… “hi Mom!” And frames of all materials have failures, natch.

    paton
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    Stuff breaks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoV2yliPmK4

    walleater
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    God clearly struck him down for doing such a crap Jesus impression.

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