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Old 10-17-06, 02:57 PM   #1
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How did you crack that frame?

How easy it to crack a frame on the bike? you crash on a steep rocky downhill and the bike just freefalls down it and gets cracked? Or you crack it on a sick jump and just slam too hard?
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Old 10-17-06, 03:02 PM   #2
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usually one big hit wont do it.

it's years of fatigue or riding a bike like it shouldnt have been.
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Old 10-17-06, 03:10 PM   #3
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Cracks can occur if the frame is steel, and the frame has major rust issues.
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Cracks can occure for all kinds of reasons. But i think you really have to stress a frame for a long time, or really hard one time to hurt it.

9/10 times, i think your bones will break before the frame does.
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Old 10-17-06, 04:53 PM   #5
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Interesting. So what is the reasoning behind a downhill bike being heavier than xc bike?
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Durability.
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Long travel puts more stress on the frame, so you need more gussetting.
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Cracks can occur on a bike frame for many reasons. It all depends on what material and types of bike it is tho. ANd the way its ridden, etc
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