- Who has snapped a set of forks?
I’ve snapped 3 sets in total. Two sets of Manitou and a set of Bombers.
1 pair of Manitou snapped half way up the fork lowers on the non disc side, really strange and 1 pair sheared the steerer tube from getting a relatively small jump very wrong.
The pair of Bombers also flaired out the head tube of a Spooky Metalhead when they snapped at the steerer was gutted that day.Posted 4 years ago
Bent a set of Psylos so badly the front wheel wouldn’t go round in them, over jumping a double, so far that I hit the front face of the next double 😯 then my mate landed on me to top it off, everyone watching was rolling about of the floor crying laughing.Posted 4 years ago
Seen plenty snapped and bent usually from being side loaded. Wookie, forks have now been fixed too with new lowers as no damage to the internals. 😀crazy-legsSubscriber
A mate broke his Pace RC36s at CyB. One of the legs snapped clean in two pitching him face first into the ground. He looked a right mess but Oakley gave him a load of free gear after he sent them a picture and his knackered glasses and told them his Oakleys saved his eyesight – they were scratched to **** but intact.
After that hePosted 4 years ago
a) never used Pace forks again
b) always wore a helmet with a chinguardmessiahMember
I have a semi-circular scar on my leg from where the snapped 1″ steerer (fork crown end) dug into my leg… Forks were Pace RC35’s on my Retro bike so about 15 years old at the time!
I managed to break a set of RC31’s which came unbonded at the dropouts and the crown.
Cracked a few arches on Manitou forks
Broke two Manitou Sherman Breakout 170’s
Nothing for a few years (touches wood).Posted 4 years agoDavyMember
Snapped the steerer tube on a pair of Pace Pro Class 2, just above the crown, on a smooth track. Put me in hospital overnight. Two days later Pace recalled the whole batch to replace the steerers with one twice the weight.
Two months later, when the crown cracked in 9 separate places they refused to warranty it on the grounds that their engineer could tell I’d been jumping on them. Fantastic customer relations there…Posted 4 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Snapped a pair of Manitou Threes landing a small double at a BMX track in the mid 90s. Stanchions just below the crown. I was still holding the bars when my face hit the floor apparently. Took half my face off and put me in hospital for a few days. Won the MBi monthly injury photo comp though and the insurance paid for my first Turner. Made an expensive hobby even more expensive in the long run.Posted 4 years agoianpvMember
I snapped a set of super ts coming up short on a creek gap in Williams Lake, BC. I made it across said creek, but the bike didn’t! That was 10 years ago and you wouldn’t catch me doing any of that nonsense now! I also got to borrow a much nicer set of forks for the rest of the trip…Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I broke a Set of (admittedly ancient) Z5’s…
I had decided a pair of old XC forks were the best thing to fit to a bike mostly used for Dirt jumping, after one rather “Robust” landing I noticed they seemed to have acquired quite a bit of extra rake, a quick inspection showed an utterly bolloxed crown and some damage to the stanchions, they were duly binned…
I also snapped the lower brace on a pair of MXC’s again, they had to go in the bin…
I seem to have had he worst luck with cheaper Marzocchi forks more than any others…
my 32mm boxxers are still going, but I’ve seen a few sets with chunks taken out of the lowers, I must have just been lucky…Posted 4 years ago
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