The cut's on the left side of his left calf. It happened during a traffic jam on a flyover when everyone was forced to push/carry their bikes.
Funny that Trebon felt the need to clarify exactly what instrument resulted in his injury on twitter. Wonder if some 24-year old PR girl had orders to have him to shed light on that, for fear of reducing the panic on the Grassy Knoll.
First, mountain bikers never run and second, we would just ride over the stuff, not try to carry/shoulder our bikes.
^^^ Ok, point taken. Or bunnyhop them.
Wow, it's quite a shock to hear that some people embrace a technology and others don't.
Jan Oestergard's race bike had one chain ring and V brakes when most of the top MTB cross country racers were running discs, he still won, lots. Clearly both work but why not use it if it works for you?
Cant believe people seriously think it's a safety concern though.
OK if you want to go all Zapruder, check out around 2:30 on this video:
It's easy to pick out Trebon because he's the tall dude in stars and stripes with the white aero helmet. It's hard to tell PRECISELY when it happened (unless maybe someone has some fancy video app or something) but I don't think any of the possible suspects were even using disc brakes.
Looks like it was that Dutch guy coming up on his left side what did it.
Comedy gold. I've owned a fleet of bikes,worked on over 1K more at my free bike clinic,and have had some spectacular wipeouts playing polo,and not once have I seen an injury caused by a disc rotor. Plenty of injuries caused by chainrings.
If this really was an issue,you only have to look to the world of bike polo for the solution:
We all know how well wet carbon rims perform on decents...
They also save your rims, why replace a rim when you can just replace brake pads, or a caliper.
For cross, save your nice carbon race rims from all the grime/muck/debris that gets caught up/works it way in your brake pads over the course of a race.
Any real data to prove disc brakes give you an advantage in a race... No
Practical... IMO Yes.
Give them time to break them in, they're mfairly new to our discipline, we can get real data over the course if the next few years.
Just like any thing new..."gotta work the bugs out".
I guess I should be replacing my disc brakes for drum brakes on my car right about now...
Companies like SRAM, & Shimano will force riders to use them in the peloton, whether the racers like it or not.
They're some of the major sponsors of quite a few teams, not to mention Shimano teaming up with Giant this year.
They're not dumping millions of $$$, on them just to let them fade into the sunshine.
If Kittel wins a few sprint finishes with discs, they'll be all the rage.
It wasn't long ago that we were all hating on carbon frames... "Assploding"...brittle...plastic...
Now you're like a leprosy survivor if you don't own one.
All in due time... "Haters gonna hate'"
Hit a rock and fell off my bike the other day. Disc rotor cut 6 inches into my neck and I bled out in the snow. True story.
How did you pull this off?
My bike always seems to pull/break away from me when I bail.
^^ Shot off my hub on impact. By the time I knew something was wrong it was imbedded in my throat like a ninja throwing star. Luckily I had some superglue handy!