New bike disasters

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New bike disasters

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 09:19 am

It seems quite a common thing for people to get a new bike and have a huge crash first time out.
Yesterday I saw the worst one so far. Brand new Cube Hanzz, first run of the day, straight in to the first gap jump at walking speed, nowhere near clearing it he basically dropped to flat where suddenly it became very obvious that he had no rebound damping as he was launched over the bars in to a tree. I made sure he was ok and picked up his bike which felt very loose at the back for a bike which had only done 20 yards from new.
Is as common as it seems to be?

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Re: New bike disasters

Postby Lagrange » Mon Mar 18, 2013 09:52 am

Did you laugh?

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Re: New bike disasters

Postby tarbot18 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:00 am

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Re: New bike disasters

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:04 am

He had a gopro so I will keep checking youtube & pinkbike. I couldn't believe that he tried jumping a eight foot gap at walking speed, I think he cleared about two feet with the bike and another ten feet without the bike.
I didn't laugh, it looked pretty nasty at the time.

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Re: New bike disasters

Postby nicklouse » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:05 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:Is as common as it seems to be?

how common are people with Zero intelligence?
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Re: New bike disasters

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:11 am

nicklouse wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:Is as common as it seems to be?

how common are people with Zero intelligence?


Very common. I'm pretty simple but I at least know that you start on something steady to get a feel for a new bike and set it up.

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Re: New bike disasters

Postby Danlikesbikes » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 am

nicklouse wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:Is as common as it seems to be?

how common are people with Zero intelligence?


Very common - don't like to laugh at others and do feel when they come off. But have to say if you think you can buy a bike and just hit the jumps & because the bike is good you'll be fine...... we'll you might as well book your ambulance in advance.

See it quite a lot in Woburn and I was told by a mate that the phrase is "they just ran out of talent"
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Re: New bike disasters

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:32 am

It doesn't matter how good the bike is if it has no rebound damping wound on the rear shock. Like landing on a pogo stick.


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