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Team Sky TT bike front wheel A$$plodes!

Old 03-08-17, 10:53 AM
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Team Sky TT bike front wheel A$$plodes!

Exploding wheel failure sends Team Sky rider flying, Stage 1 TTT (2017/tirreno-adriatico)

I am guessing this wheel is made by PRO. ???
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Old 03-08-17, 11:00 AM
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Old 03-08-17, 11:12 AM
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There's apparently not a TUE for that.
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I couldn't tell, it looked like it might have happened about the time he went over that manhole cover. Just the wrong impact?
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Old 03-08-17, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I couldn't tell, it looked like it might have happened about the time he went over that manhole cover. Just the wrong impact?
The wrong impact, directly on the carbon, after the tire rolled off.
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Looks like his tubular tire might've rolled off the rim first, then the rim impacting the roadway caused it to blow up.

Hard to tell. He was definitely slowing and realized something was wrong right before it went boom.
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Old 03-08-17, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
There's apparently not a TUE for that.
They "saved" the money on the overnight UPS shipping bill for steroids by cutting the wheel budget.
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Old 03-08-17, 11:30 AM
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This is a duplicate post. Several, including myself posted a theory that the tire rolled (or flatted and rolled) before the wheel broke. Read here.

Maybe the mods will merge or somehow close and link the threads to avoid wasted effort.
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Old 03-08-17, 11:31 AM
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Being on the cutting edge of weight weenie carbon fiber high performance gear has it's risks..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Being on the cutting edge of weight weenie carbon fiber high performance gear has it's risks..
Aren't Sky's TT bikes all heavier than normal due to the motors anyway? They should just run some big fat aluminum clinchers on those bad boys and sit up with their knees in the breeze.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
This is a duplicate post. Several, including myself posted a theory that the tire rolled (or flatted and rolled) before the wheel broke. Read here.

Maybe the mods will merge or somehow close and link the threads to avoid wasted effort.
I apologizes for the double post.
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perhaps a generic carbon chinese wheel would have held up better...?
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
This is a duplicate post. Several, including myself posted a theory that the tire rolled (or flatted and rolled) before the wheel broke. Read here.

Maybe the mods will merge or somehow close and link the threads to avoid wasted effort.
Seriously? Even just one of these threads wouldn't be a waste of time?
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perhaps a generic carbon chinese wheel would have held up better...?
came for this.
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