Weee! Just got back, had to walk home.
>Sooo, I rip along the roads to get to these nice glacier carved bluffs\ rocks fairly close to home.
Doing some tecnical rock stuff, AND I have to run this small crevice between some large boulders.
I pick the high side as the crack is sharp, narrow and pointing down....the rear slips off the side of the boulder>then the front.
So now i'm pointing down @ a stupid degree, with my back wheel stuck in this rock crack. Like an unsafe degree to be motionless.
So I have the front brake on and I bunny hop the tire out- Ya it worked, TOO well, the back end is lifting way too much, I'm comitted with the angle I'm on> So I release the front brake> No go, can't pedal (rock walls) and the back is still going up.
I was picking a line to get to this little grassy spot down 5 feet infront, as it becomes obvious the front is not going to correct the rear coming up... I decide to save my @$$ and dive OVER the bars ninja style and land on the grass.
Which i did, flipped the bike over my back, it land in front of me, banging off rocks.
No worries, it steel, I built it up GOOD, If It DIDN'T survive, I don't want it.
So I don't have a bruise or scratch, LOL totally happy, start climbing rocks again and....the derailler wont go over my largest cog. I flip the bike, start fiddling with derailler screws.. HEY!, it's not spinning free...look @ my wheel..It's warped in 3 places.
WTF! I've bent a few rims, never in 3 spots, 1 minor bail. The rim was worked on last month, spokes and a warp.
My mechanic is gonna probably tell me its toast\ maybe not. Pleasepleaseplease be fixable.
BUT, if he does say it's finished, can you recommend a new rim to me? This is a sweet old Mavick, but I need something more sturdy, less racey. I'm 150lbs, ride hard singletrack, some technical, little jumps, say 3-4 feet to flat.
Going to stick with DT Swiss spoke.
Soo nothing DH MASHER, but considered stronger than this one
I'm not even upset with the damage because I'm in such good shape.
Total Ninja, With some practice I will flip the bike over\ infront and upright, just jump back on. Ha.
First 5 min into my fun and blammo, lets bail. Whatta day