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Old 03-31-10, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton
I don't think ANY bike could have survived that crash in ride-able condition, carbon, aluminum, or steel.
Sometime last year, while riding my front wheel went sideways due to lack to traction. Half a second later I was eating asphalt pie. My specialized singlecross went tumbling pretty much like that video (at least 2 full turns). Got a nice bloody rash on right leg and a bruised hip that put me out of commission for a week.
Bike only got a small bar tape scuff.
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Originally Posted by spinerguy
Sometime last year, while riding my front wheel went sideways due to lack to traction. Half a second later I was eating asphalt pie. My specialized singlecross went tumbling pretty much like that video (at least 2 full turns). Got a nice bloody rash on right leg and a bruised hip that put me out of commission for a week.
Bike only got a small bar tape scuff.
How fast were you going? These ladies were going about 28-30+MPH (if I had to guess).
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Originally Posted by carleton
How fast were you going? These ladies were going about 28-30+MPH (if I had to guess).
More like 35+ mph. They were sprinting, and can easily go that fast.
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