Someone please explain this:
I got a new Bianchi Pista a month or so ago, ride mostly for commuting and such does not have a ton of miles on it. I live in New England, so I have hit my share of potholes, though I try my best not too.
Yesturday Iam a 1/4 mile from from my house, returning from a 18 mile ride. I am going up a small steep hill, and 4 spokes give on my front tire, completely tacoed the wheel, and freezing it up. At the time I was out of the saddle and went over the handlebars, landing completely on my face. I am just trying to figure out WHY the spokes/wheel did this.
So more info, there was no debris sticks etc since it is a very quiet road and I was in the middle. No potholes within the last 100m(?) of riding. When I was accelerating up the hill, I was pulling hard and the back tire would skip a bit, meaning become unweighted and lose traction for a sec.
Anyone have any ideas?