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My season almost ended too soon during our whole enchilada ride 🤤 . . Full Video of what happened going live on YouTube now . . #singletracksampler #mtbfail #lfrhgs #moab #crash #carnage #carbonfail #livefreeridehardgetstoked
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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)Posted 1 year agowwaswasSubscriber
“Never mind about the bike”
And they call themselves mountain bikers?Posted 1 year agojohnw1984Subscriber
Sounded like it had been hit a few times on that ride with all the rocks. Unlucky really though.Posted 1 year ago
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.Posted 1 year agoDezBSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year agobenpinnickSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year agomikewsmithMember
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 catastrophicallyPosted 1 year agocynic-alSubscriber
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! 😀Posted 1 year agovmgscotMember
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.Posted 1 year agokelvinSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year agowalleaterMember
God clearly struck him down for doing such a crap Jesus impression.Posted 1 year ago
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