Adam Brayton Out For The Rest of the Season After Training Crash

Aug 30, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

Adam Brayton announced this morning that he will be out for the rest of the season after a crash in training that resulted in a broken collarbone, he will now miss out on the final World Cup and Red Bull Hardline as he expects to be off the bike for around six weeks.

Brayton is handling the news well and told Pinkbike; "This has been a long time coming to be fair. I just got sent out the front door on a fast straight. I almost got ran over by Meg Whyte which would have made things a lot worse. I was on standby to have surgery but they decided not to operate which I'm happy about! It's just a case of being patient now."


bigquotesNot the news I wanted to share this week. Took a big one and bust my collarbone. 2019 has been a nasty one. See you in 2020Adam Brayton

We're wishing Adam all the best with his recovery and hope to see him back on the bike soon.


51 Comments

  • 133 3
 Someone needs to invent something better than the current collar bones we're using. Not really fit for purpose in their present form.
  • 11 0
 Agreed. Maybe they should look at shoulder blades too - mine was shit...
  • 31 1
 Agreed. I suggest a 28.99mm thick one made from carbon fibre with 'just enough flex' so it's not too harsh.
  • 51 2
 Boost collar bone. Wider, stiffer, stronger, lighter and obviously faster.
  • 16 1
 And whilst we’re at it why not make the collar bone have more “mid stroke support” with the right amount is “suppleness off the top” and the geo ooh don’t even get me started, if it hasn’t got 510mm in size XS I don’t even want to hear about it.
  • 2 0
 @fartymarty: It won't be faster if it keeps the original colour, need to make it green or blue
  • 7 0
 Not really sure about that tbh, I'm using mine since 1990 or so with no major issues.
  • 13 1
 Whatever they do they had better put a bottle mount on it this time
  • 12 0
 I've replaced one with titanium, working on the other one now.
  • 3 0
 @pasteque51: AXS models will come in oilslick.
  • 11 0
 While we're at it, can we get a new industry standard spine please? My discs seem to have worn out quicker than guide brake pads!
  • 4 0
 And some bomber AC joints as well.
  • 2 0
 I had a titanium one fitted in April . ????
  • 3 0
 i attached a titanium plate to mine, but had to remove it, no flex and torsion at all
  • 2 1
 @fartymarty: Honestly, broad shoulders are the last thing you need when hoping to avoid a broken collarbone.
  • 4 0
 broke my collarbone recently and its healed on top of each other, there for shorter. I have a steeper shoulder angle... yet to ride on it..
  • 5 0
 @stuiewarrior: It should be better for uphills and quick steering, but it might suffer on the downhills.
  • 3 0
 @spankthewan: was hoping being sat lower in my shoulder will give me more stability on the downs....
  • 1 0
 Must have a bottle opener and an Edison bulb to be legit.
  • 2 1
 They need to get bigger in diameter. My calculations show that 28.99mm would do.
  • 2 0
 Give nature few thousands years for r & d and new version sure will be better...
  • 3 0
 I've had mine upgraded this year. Stainless steel is very real. So are the screw heads, which i can now feel.
  • 2 0
 Cam McCaul once proposed to have collarbones removed so we don't break them.
  • 1 0
 Surely hope can knock something up for him?
  • 3 0
 It's designed to break upon impact .if it didn't it would pierce your neck and your dead .
  • 1 0
 I've broken my collarbone twice. It's interesting because both times I believe I mostly fell on my head and I found out that the collarbone is designed to break to better absorb the impact to minimize skull or neck damage. So I'd say it's a pretty good design. If it was too strong, it would increase the chance of a more permanent injury or death. But damn does it hurt for a week or so.
  • 2 0
 I broke my collarbone 5 times now 4 times mountainbike related. 3 times it healed the way it was slightly not aligned. 2 times I need surgery plus one surgery to get the metal out just recently. If you look where the bone ends, you don't want it to be stronger. Because Bones break at some point. I'm pretty happy with it being that one and not the shoulder or upper chest or neck. It's a relatively minor injury. Take it as it is and get on with life and be happy that it is nothing really serious.
  • 4 0
 Ugh, now I am tempted to be one of those to suggest surgery. Broke mine in June, looked like it would heal fine, but at 3 week follow up saw that it was all displaced (almost z-shaped). So I lost 4 weeks just to have them cut me open. But 2 weeks post surgery, I was on a road bike commuting and doing some gravel.
  • 2 1
 Depends on the injury, but none needed to be bolted. Some heal fine as-is, though.
  • 1 0
 @Kainerm: I`ll beg to differ... Mine was snagging the skin like a stick in a paper bag....
  • 2 0
 @number-6: it was a typo. I meant to write "mine needed to be bolted"...
  • 6 0
 Cushbone inserts are what's needed, pop them in before any accident and your proofed for life.
  • 8 1
 Not another one!!
  • 5 0
 Sucks. Just listened to a podcast with he and Meg. Such a solid couple. At least he has Meg to take care of him.
  • 1 0
 Agreed, I just listened to that downtime episode last night. He was stoked for Hardline so too bad. Heal up Adam!
  • 4 0
 Rubbish news. Heal fast Adam.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to know what the White Stripes were doing driving down a downhill trail?
  • 1 0
 To be fair the old drums really weren't going that well
  • 2 0
 Sucks. Who is the alternate?
  • 1 0
 Simon Phoenix i think
  • 2 0
 bummed he's gonna miss hardline. I thought he might have had it this year
  • 2 0
 Gutted for you bey! Healing Vibes
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know how many times Adam has broken his clavicle? Heal up soon!
  • 2 0
 not good. no more badass training montage for months.
  • 1 0
 The collarbone is designed to break as the alternative is it pierces your neck and your dead .YOU DECIDE
  • 2 0
 That sucks Frown
  • 1 0
 I feel like a pro. I broke mine about 7 years ago just to fit in.
  • 1 0
 Injury sucks. Stop danger -- > no more injury. I did and it works
  • 1 0
 The Kestrel has a broken wing, heal up fast .
  • 1 0
 Heal up soon Adam
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