Video: Friday Fails #116

May 1, 2020
by Pinkbike Originals  


It's Friday, enjoy some more glorious fails!








180 Comments

  • 144 3
 The Giant Reign has to be declared the official bike of bad decisions.
  • 20 2
 Maybe even just giant bikes...I saw a couple other giant models in their too.
  • 84 5
 the ford mustang of bikes?
  • 21 0
 @acdownhill: only when it starts taking out the crowd as well.
  • 19 0
 As an ex-owner, I can only agree.
  • 10 6
 IDK, it looks like a Session to me.
  • 2 4
 @acdownhill: 350z of bikes?
  • 1 0
 @Supergirl56 @Adamrideshisbike Hey I resemble that comment lol.
  • 1 2
 @metsrangers35: Hey! That's the Viper.
And then of course those modded crap imports
  • 4 8
flag benmoosmann (May 1, 2020 at 12:35) (Below Threshold)
 I mean pretty much yes. Its up there with all the Yetis and Pivots. All bikes for those people that think they can ride just because they spent in excess of 5 grand.
  • 10 3
 @benmoosmann: pivot and giant bikes are the two companies that probably give you the best component spec for the money, at least here in North America.

And the yeti being a dentist bike thing is amusing, but assuming everyone with a yeti doesn't know how to ride is an even bigger joke.
  • 7 1
 I know bunch of riders who would put Faith in their lineup.
  • 3 0
 @friendlyfoe: I'm sure you're right, but over here its different. Here, Pivot and Yeti (and also Santa Cruz to some degree) are real exotics usually owned by people with more money than skill, who bought them just looking at the price tag and will ride them to the ice cream parlor and back twice a year.
  • 3 1
 @friendlyfoe: Completely disagree about Pivot. Their spec always seems a bit off for the cost. Giant's spec is usually amazing for the cost.

I may just have a serious bias against Pivot due to "super boost".
  • 2 1
 @Unrealityshow: ... which is justified, because Super Boost is pretty stupid tbh. Big manufacturers like Specialized, Merida, Trek, Canyon, Mavic and DTSwiss say that its nonsense. In an interview with ENDURO, DTSwiss even said something along the lines of seeing no perceptable advantages and therefor no reason to move to Super Boost as the new standard. The only ones really claiming that theres advantages are Pivot, Knolly and Evil.

I get why people are advocating for 157 DH hubs on modern Trail and Enduro bikes, but 157 Super Boost is just plain pointless.
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 @Unrealityshow: And don't get me started on the supershort Pivot frames and slack seat tubes. They are made for dwarfs, which is shame...
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 @kyytaM: I really need to get out and demo some new bikes because as someone on an older trail bike modern geo numbers look insane to me. Compared to my current trail bike the pivot mach 6 has a 1 degree steeper seat tube, 1 degree slacker head angle, 25mm more stack, 23mm more reach and 10mm more travel front and back than my current rig. I don't really feel like anything about the geo on my current bike is holding me back, and am glad to see there are still one or two 27.5 bikes (Rocky Mountain Altitude being the other) that still fit into what we used to call "all mountain". Not full on race bikes but with more than enough travel for hitting big features.
  • 1 1
 @benmoosmann:
You do realize that super boost and 157 wheels are interchangeable right?
  • 2 1
 @benmoosmann: um, have you ridden a pivot? Nice bikes. Dentists usually don't recognize them
  • 2 0
 @kyytaM:
Last one of those was the mach 6,
The 5.5, new 429, the new switchblade, firebird and Phoenix are not that way.
  • 1 0
 @englertracing: the 5.5 has still quite slack seat tube angle - I think for most people it's OK, but when you have long legs and ride in areas where steep climbs are abundant, it's not that good Smile
  • 1 0
 @friendlyfoe: Not sure how old your current bike is, but I just purchased a 2020 Norco Sight 29". My old bike was a 2012 Giant Reign 0 with a Pike fork on it. My thoughts were the same as yours regarding that bike, still having fun on it, not holding me back, why would I buy a new bike. Wow what a difference. Climbing is easier and descending is out of this world. I can now just keep my 17 yr old son in sight descending, never could on my old bike, and it didn't take many rides to get used to it.
  • 1 0
 @Tuzza: 2014 trance with almost everything upgraded including 150mm bomber z1 fork. It's the first year of what I consider the current frame design. Overall it has relatively modern geometry with the exception of 438mm reach and 590mm stack. I end up having to run a bunch of spacers so reach is decreased even further, and as a result I run a 70mm stem. I really just want enough reach to run a 50mm stem, and a tiny bit of extra squish without dipping into the current super slack super long mindset.

@kyytaM I have short legs so they look perfect to me Big Grin
  • 2 1
 @kyytaM: I wonder how many of Pinkbikes users are too young to understand the brilliance of that comment
  • 1 0
 @kyytaM: 6ft 1 32" inseam 175mm dropper,l on the 5.5, but I will admit the seat is slammed forwards....
  • 1 0
 @englertracing: 157 DH and 157 Super Boost are theoretically interchangeable, but they are not the same at all.
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 @benmoosmann:
The wheel is dished the same fit wise you can throw either in either frame. Only difference being that the superboost moves the brake side flange out, which creates better bracing angle on the brake side when used with a symmetrical wheel or both sides when used with an asym hoop,

The axle standard and dish are the same soooooo.... it's just 12x157 man..... with varietys symmetrical and asymmetric flanges
  • 1 0
 Looks like the same brake spacing with just a wider hub shell to me.
www.pinkbike.com/news/burning-question-is-super-boost-157-spacing-going-to-become-the-new-standard.html

Main difference from boost is you need new cranks. My real question is why isn't superboost being used for DH? Looks like an improvement to the old DH standard.
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 @friendlyfoe:
The hub on the rear of my dh bike is of the wide flange variety.....

But maybe because most dh rated wheels are symetrical... and the asym hub is best paired with an asym rim
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 @benmoosmann: Unless you like a good chainline.
  • 73 0
 The real fail is portrait mode.
  • 20 0
 The portrait mode fail is real.
  • 29 0
 The fail mode is portrait real.
  • 14 0
 Is the portrait fail real mode?
  • 20 0
 @mitochris: portrait fail is the real mode.
  • 6 0
 Mode Potrait fail real the is
  • 13 0
 Portrait mode seems the median, not the mode.
  • 5 0
 Is the fail mode real portrait?
  • 2 0
 Mode fail is the real portrait.
  • 9 0
 The real fail is portrait mode .
  • 1 0
 @DaFreerider44: read the above in Yoda's voice...
  • 1 0
 @mikeyrides: Yes! Tried it!
  • 68 0
 Sometimes it seems like people don't learn to bike, they just gear up and huck meat
  • 7 1
 To me not knowing how to do it but still go for it is like jumping off an airplane and thinking a parachute is not necessary
  • 20 2
 Isn't that how you normally learn to ride a bike?
  • 8 0
 That sounds like my first few years. And there's nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't huck too hard. Fortunately I am a coward, so I was able to get out of that phase before too much damage was done.
  • 10 0
 99% of biking advice is "Just go ride your bike!"
  • 6 1
 @grntnckl

Unfortunately, i have the opposite problem.

Started mountain biking after the youthful sense of invincibility wore off. And youth itself.

Blue trails: "THIS IS AWESOME I MAY DO RAMPAGE NEXT YEAR!"

Red trails: "Sure, why don't we inject hard drugs into our faces and accept sweets of strangers whilst on fire too"

I send it, but by post. Recorded delivery, to be on the safe side.

At least my bike *looks* fast and aggressive (until i get on it).
  • 1 0
 @freerabbit: it's more like they have the parachute but don't know how to handle it
  • 1 0
 Meat Cannon
  • 1 0
 @Ajorda: Did you run before you could walk?
  • 2 0
 @grntnckl: My brain is so powerful I learned to levitate before I was even born.
  • 42 1
 1:50... you know your suspension is dialed and ready to rock when your fork bottoms out on small rocks at 4mph.
  • 18 0
 He didn't account for the 30lbs in the backpack.
  • 38 0
 Was also carrying way too much speed into it.
  • 21 0
 @Bikesnale: exactly. Everyone knows the key to rock gardens is to hit them as slow as possible.
  • 10 0
 You know you’re going to make FF when you’re picking your way hesitantly through chunky terrain at 4mph wearing a 30lb backpack, just waiting to crash. The failure is real (and inevitable).
  • 7 0
 @DrPete: Make sure you lock your elbows, too, and make your way down with your arms as rigid and straight as possible.
  • 5 0
 But it's just so plush!
  • 29 0
 @Kiotae: It's not a backpack, it;s a parachute for when he goes big.
  • 1 1
 @ReformedRoadie: he looks like one who would get scared of a kerb with the soeed hes going
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: “Full gas, full send”
  • 37 0
 Man, there are some nasty ones this week. I’m need to go watch a clip of an otter cradling a seahorse or something now.
  • 9 0
 That one at the beginning where he smacks the tree... I'd go back and find the time stamp for everyone, but I can't bear to watch that again.
  • 19 0
 @TheR: 0:30. The sound was like a coconut being hit with a sledgehammer.
  • 1 0
 @dpwhite3: be surprised if his back wheel survived

Brutal crash tht one
  • 1 0
 @scarvell: more like his head!!!
  • 31 0
 You got It, Commit!!!
  • 3 0
 then..... the sound of a broken collar bone. ouch.
  • 15 0
 Would a wheelie bar (like dragsters sometimes have), but at the front help for OTBs?
  • 2 0
 Probably...until you catch it on rocks/trees in a tight switchback or roll-down.
  • 4 0
 Or maybe start with dropping your heels...
  • 2 0
 Until you wedge the bar in an even smaller rock and do a super OTB.
  • 15 1
 Why is Casing It not called Tainting It? It Tain't on the front tire, tain't on the rear
  • 10 0
 And you damage your taint on the seat?
  • 3 0
 Front wheel cases are the most glorious.
  • 2 0
 Because casing it comes from motocross where you'd hit the crankcase if you came up short.
  • 1 0
 @Jacquers: amazing, i wondered where casing came from, came to ask, and you preempted me, thanks.
  • 13 0
 If the game was to drink for each concussion, we'd all be dead.
  • 13 0
 The rider at 1:18 « I watch how to jump on GMBN » yeah right
  • 4 0
 Saw that too. Not a good look for GMBN haha
  • 10 0
 These kids in their little Euro-shorts - it looks like the NBA in the 70s. People will be sending rock gardens in tank-tops soon thinking they're riding 'loose'.
  • 4 0
 Tanks and jeans is where its at
  • 2 0
 Haha I was going to say the same but said “let me scroll down real quick because somebody must have noticed short short kid”
  • 1 0
 Godziek style but not his skills
  • 10 0
 The last one..feels like a horror movie, you know something will happen, and it's going to be bad
  • 1 0
 I actually said out loud, oh no not a rampage style crash.
  • 2 0
 When he said "Droppin In" I just knew he was not going to be dropping in a good way.
  • 2 0
 Haha I happened to walk away from that completely unscathed
  • 2 0
 Glad to hear that! Looked like it could have been nasty! @diamondback3:
  • 8 0
 I broke and had surgery to fix my right clavicle (freak accident, wasn't mountain biking) and the tree check at 1:42 elicited such a visceral reaction from me.

:: shudders ::
  • 3 0
 What a sound....I almost expected the tree to go down...
  • 6 0
 what a great friday fails reel! We should have a follow-up video to Friday Fails called Lessons Learned with the goal of explaining what went wrong and how to correct in order to avoid crash. Of course in some cases nothing can be done about the crash but sometimes yes.
  • 2 0
 I'd love to see a crasher be trained up and then revisit the scene of the accident and send it in style.
  • 9 0
 People Swearing in French has become my new favorite part of these fails.
  • 15 0
 "It's like wiping your ass with silk, I love it."
  • 5 0
 I don't get these people. Like, what are they even doing? Most of them can't jump to safe their life. Are they just hopping on a bike and go search the biggest kicker they can find? Like, what are they expecting is gonna happen? Do they think they can ride just because they spent 5k on a carbon Giant or Pivot? Are they expecting the bike to carry them through? I seriously don't get it.
  • 8 0
 Dude who landed on his feet surprised himself huh?
  • 11 0
 Or his knee caps almost exploded out of his pants and was surprised they didn't
  • 4 0
 Stuck the landing!
  • 1 0
 Not a fail. Landing like a cat ninja somehow?
  • 4 0
 I love these. My non mtb friends don’t understand why I would want to watch this stuff, doesn’t it freak me out etc, but damn it’s good entertainment and you can almost
Always relate to at least one clip, even if it happened years ago.
  • 3 0
 Agree - my non-mtb friends also hate watching them Its nice to laugh at someone else crashing who isnt yourself
  • 1 0
 @scarvell: hahaha
Ur deffo speaking from experience
  • 1 0
 @lyalltheweebeastie: yep i hv many crashes under my belt
  • 7 0
 Massive case, get's up "Yow!!!"
  • 12 0
 Better than: SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
  • 7 0
 0:30...he dead
  • 1 0
 Sounded like it.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely!!
  • 5 0
 Anytime someone says or yells ‘dropping’ I expect them to explode on landing.
  • 6 0
 3:23 "BEAT AND SAUCE"
  • 1 0
 I was thinking "PETER-SAUCE!" would be a clever and endearing nickname.
  • 1 0
 HAHA, exactly what I said back to myself after watching it a second time. 10/10
  • 6 0
 1:15 typical GMBN fan
  • 4 0
 Friday Fails and PB comments basically resets my entire central nervous system for the week.
  • 3 0
 It’s also May 1st International Workers’ Day - let’s work this shit
  • 2 0
 Work it to the max. Peace, land, bread and shred!
  • 3 0
 Gotta love the yeeeaaahhhhhohhhh at 1.37
  • 3 0
 Easy to say when your holding the camera.
  • 1 0
 That sound when both parties realized rider didn’t ‘have it’ will haunt/ guide my Sunday ride decisions...
  • 3 0
 @ 1:00...NOT the Denim Destroyer.
  • 3 0
 1.46, all the gear and absolutely no idea
  • 2 0
 A lot of super high speed hucks this week. People Really givin' er... except that dude in the rock garden.
  • 3 1
 Mister Freeze at 1:47. MTB is definitely not a sport for you Smile
  • 2 0
 That was the biggest dead sailor i've ever seen.
  • 2 0
 Friday fails is on a case to case basis today.
  • 1 0
 Worst case scenario.
  • 2 0
 Didn't know front wheels were so damn heavy.
  • 3 0
 Sniper at 3:14
  • 2 0
 As far as I'm concerned 1:26 stuck the landing. That was a 10
  • 2 0
 Well that’s one way to roll up your sleeves
  • 2 0
 WTH kinda of expression was that @ 0:20
  • 1 0
 You've never seen the "Oh shit, a rat" video?
  • 1 0
 @willycoolman: Have now, You nailed it.
  • 2 0
 Top heavy bikes will never catch on
  • 2 0
 This week's theme: too much speed vs not enough speed. PB wins!
  • 2 0
 These all could have been preventable...
  • 1 0
 By staying home and watching Friday Fails!
  • 2 0
 1:43 fractured clavicle to fakie?
  • 1 0
 That whaletail rock feature on Entrails (2:02) is a straight-up murderer, ask me how I know...
  • 1 0
 And now for a little behind the scenes footage from the Virginia Tech helmet testing lab .....
  • 1 0
 Some of the hardest slams I've seen! They all seem to get back up though...
  • 1 0
 I have never seen so many people who can't ride on the trails like these days (corona-time). except on Friday fails.
  • 1 0
 This was definitely the whoop while your bro dies compilation ????
  • 2 0
 As always, trees win.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what "Pintansas" is?
  • 1 0
 I think you are referring to '' putain de sa race '' European french swearing !
  • 1 0
 Putain de merde is essentially fucking shit in French
  • 1 0
 "GOOLDINSAUCE" I think....
  • 1 0
 Is the Reign guy at 1:35 actually alive after that? Horrific.
  • 1 0
 That Dead Sailor... ouch!!!
  • 1 0
 The Fails feel extra savage this week.
  • 1 0
 Where do I send pink bike my fail videos?
  • 1 0
 "you got it, commit"
wins
  • 1 0
 wins something, not sure what though, think he broke his bones
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 @pigman65: didn't it used to be an Evoc back pack?
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: that no one ever received
  • 1 0
 @pigman65: shot, really!?!?
  • 1 0
 1:17 I was hoping that alpine slide would have been more involved.
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 1.30 10/10 for the dismount.
  • 1 0
 That last one got my palms a lil sweaty
  • 1 0
 Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn savage today
  • 1 0
 I would have never guessed, at 1:51, that person was going to wreck.
  • 1 0
 "Go big or go home" is very common today. Great entertainment.
  • 1 0
 0:27
Um, am I the only one who saw that.
  • 2 0
 Gravity wins!!
  • 2 0
 White men can't jump
  • 1 0
 you got it until you don't or like someone said in this video ой бля!
  • 1 0
 All this gear will be on the Buy/Sell soon "only 3 rides, like new!"
  • 1 0
 Some stonkers in there!
  • 1 0
 2:02 that guy called it
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 DEAD SAILOR FTW!!!11111
  • 1 0
 HUCK 2 SNAP 4 LIFE
  • 1 0
 Theoooooo!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 "Dobre ides! ..... ty kokot...
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