Tell me your non-carbon horror stories
Giant XTC Alu at the bottom bracket.
Club Roost XC-4 at the head tube and both swing arms in CYB (yes this bike was made of cheese)
Sepcialised Stumpjumper HT on the downtube.
I weigh 80kg so not a lardy git, but tend to ride a bit harder than the frames suggested…
I've also snapped a RM Switch, but that was more to do with the large rocks and me fluffing a line.
Everything breaks if you hit it hard enoughPosted 7 years ago
Just for a bit of balance like.
I've broken one steel frame (snapped at tup tube and down tube when JRA! -Prestige and a warranty job) and bent steel mtb and road forks (over the bars stories) and stanchions on Mag21s
I've cracked a ti frame.
Don't think i've ever bent any aluminium stuff though. It clearly must be the best material ever!Posted 7 years agomcmoonterMember
Al, I've got a pic somewhere of you with those trashed forks somewhere near Schiehallion.
I snapped my '88 Stumpjumper Comp frame on the downtube. I was well chuffed because Kevin Dangerous did the same. I must have been riding as hard as he did. Specialized replaced it.
I broke the original bullmoose bars fitted to my '85 Rockhopper, I saw it as prime time to upgrade to Nittos
Edit, found it
Posted 7 years agoallthegearandnoideaMember
Cracked an orange c16r and an orange o2 in the late 90's, one steel one alu. Both went at the crud catcher mounts on the downtube. Think the failure had little to do with the material and all to do with putting holes in the downtube! Orange were great thou and replaced both frames on warranty.
Oh and I bent a set of manitou x verts crashing into the back of a double.
And this century I cracked the rocker plates on a cove g spot!!Posted 7 years agoU31
But did you snap your banjo string?Posted 7 years agostevedeMember
Snapped my 2002 marin attack trail in 2 places – the weld around the bb shell and the top tube folded just in front of the seat tube, the only thing holding it together was the shock! Worst thing though was that i actually did this dropping a good 6 inches off a kerb, that actually happened, not just for warranty purposes, the shop didn't believe me but sent it off to ATB anyway. Luckily my 5 year frame warranty still had 6 months to run and the replacement frame swiftly sold on!I now check my frames much more closely for cracks as i'm guessing it cracked well before totally letting go.
Also twisted some lowers on some 170mm triple clamp junior t's – they were QR so can't think why they gave up the ghost on my dh bike.
Cracked a pedal too – wellgo v12 copy's, recommended them to my mate, he bought them, first ride out i cracked mine and retracted my recommendation lol.
Posted 7 years agoBeagleboySubscriber
ooooh, let's see now.
I've snapped an aluminium Easton Ea30 handlebar.The bolt holding my saddle to an Easton Ea70 seatpost snapped on three different occassions, which hurt, each time. I've also snapped an aluminium Ea50 seatpost clean through, about an inch above the clamp. Thankfully, I was saved serious injury through a combination of jedi skills and the Force. My most recent and expensive aluminium failure has to be my old Orange Five frame. Cracked at the seat tube / top tube junction. 😥
BeagyPosted 7 years ago
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