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Old 04-13-07, 10:16 AM   #1
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Metal Failed on Fork

Hi -

My son who is 13 had a nasty spill off of his Specialized Hard Rock disc a couple of days ago. He was riding to school and the front fork completely snapped off of the bike. He is ok but very cut up and bruised. Stitches etc. My question - have you ever heard of this happening? - this is the type of fork -

Adjustable RST Gilla Plus-T6 disc 100mm suspension fork with 30mm Cr-Mo stanchions

It did not break off where it connects to the bike - the metal actually failed - like a stress break. He has had the bike less then a year. he does ride hard.

Would like to hear from anyone who may have had similar issues

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Old 04-13-07, 10:23 AM   #2
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Hello, Tisa, and welcome to BF. Sorry to hear about your son and hope he heals soon.

I don't know the answer to your question. But you might post the same question the Mountain Bike and Mechanics forums. Good luck.
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Old 04-13-07, 10:38 AM   #3
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thanks I'll copy over to there -

thanks I'll copy over to there -
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Old 04-13-07, 12:21 PM   #4
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You might want to ask the fine folks at Specialized. I ride a 15 year old Hard Rock, its never given me any trouble like that.
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Old 04-16-07, 08:30 AM   #5
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Hello tisa, I hope that all of your questions have been answered appropriately (if not always kindly ).

That's a terrible thing to have happen to your son, and some of the people answering in the MTB forum apparently have forgotten that they were young and eager to ride when they were that age. So ignore them, and

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