I tried to search for this issue everywhere, but I lack the proper knowledge to adequately describe the problem. I was on my second ride with my new Specialized Hardrock 29 Disc. We were working our way through the rear gears, then I decided I wanted to see how it was for the front gears to be shifted, the difference that made. I just know it was a usage error, but when i shifted from 2 to 1 on the left side, all of a sudden my pedaling ground to a halt.It took me a good 5 minutes to replace the chain on the first gear, so then first thing I did when the wheels went back down on the ground, was shift back up to 2nd. This time I wasn't going near as heavy, so instead of getting it stuck, it just came off and I was able to put it back on super easy. Since then I HAVE NOT TOUCHED the front shifter... Which is definately called something else.
Here is a picture of the damage that chain caused when it got stuck. (I know bikes dont stay perfect, but it still hurt my soul to see this damage that I probably caused.)photo.jpg