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Old 10-12-09, 08:25 PM   #1
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Trail = bad idea for this clyde

My friend and I went for a ride, and tonight he pushed and pushed to get me on a trail.
I told him "no not a good idea for me" (310 lbs on a specialized hard rock)
he was persistent, so to shut him up we started going down this trail.
lots of rocks in the trail (big rocks about what you would find in a river bed)
I knew it was a bad idea from the first pedal stroke on this trail.
found myself on a downhill section and braking, took the wrong line through some rocks and one pretty much stopped me dead in my tracks, but the front wheel went going for a bit.

Video of damage to wheel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L0txgLQMok

Needless to say I'm off to the LBS tomorrow for options.
Guess I'll need to expedite that new wheel set.
I'm also fairly certain the rotor is fine, I can't see any deformation in it.
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Old 10-12-09, 09:06 PM   #2
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that is what you get for stopping...

Dog is mocking you!

stand up lean back a little and close your eyes... it will all work out in therapy
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Old 10-12-09, 09:34 PM   #3
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that is what you get for stopping...

Dog is mocking you!

stand up lean back a little and close your eyes... it will all work out in therapy
I was just slowing down (still a noob) but no intention of stopping, the rock did that for me.
thankfully I was able to stay on the bike and no injuries!
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Old 10-12-09, 11:32 PM   #4
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Next time get off the brakes and go for it. Momentum is your friend!
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Old 10-12-09, 11:46 PM   #5
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I would be interested to see the rock you hit!
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Bummer, better luck next time!
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I joke!

I kid!

I funny no?
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Sounds like your technique needs a little practice, but I doubt the stock wheels on a Hardrock are the strongest for a clyde to ride on singletrack. See what your LBS would recommend with regard to some stronger wheels.
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