Descends Like Avalanche
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox
How does that happen?
If you pause the video at about 8 seconds in, where the bike is flipped upside down, it looks like the fork is bent backwards at the crown. I think the fork had previously experienced a head-on impact (no pun intended) that weakened and/or bent it. It looks like when the rider hit the speed bump, the fork finally failed, causing the rider to catapult forward over the handlebars.
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.