Tahnee Seagrave Breaks Tibia and Fibula After Crashing on Dirt Jumps

Feb 15, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
Unfortunately it was a short day for Tahnee Seagrave on the hill she had a big crash and injured her shoulder. All we can do is wish her a speed recovery whilst we eagerly await news on the severity of the injury.

Tahnee Seagrave announced on social media today that she has been involved in a serious crash that resulted in a dislocated ankle, broken tibia and fibula and ligament tears. At the moment she is expecting to be out for around three months although at this early stage nothing is 100% certain.

Seagrave told Pinkbike; "I was out with all my mates just having a fun dirt jump session after a heavy week of training. Landed one slightly off and simply put my foot out... Not much info at the moment as waiting for the swelling to go down so we can operate. It’s a pretty big injury having dislocated my ankle and breaking my Tib and fib. I see the surgeon on Monday for more scans to check the state of my ligaments which at the moment we are guessing have a full rupture..."


bigquotesNo words could ever describe how I feel right now... Dislocated ankle, broken Tib & Fib, ligament tears & all the rest... It’s part of the game and sometimes you get dealt with some pretty shitty cards. Sometimes more than once or twice...But good players don’t need good cards. Tahnee Seagrave - Instagram

We're wishing Tahnee all the best with her recovery and hope to see her back on the bike soon.


284 Comments

  • 120 4
 Gutted - was hoping Tahnee would get the over all this year. Looks a nasty injury - relocation sucks, had it done twice on my thumbs.
  • 131 596
flag endurocat (Feb 15, 2020 at 7:03) (Below Threshold)
 Well, if the season is about to start, maybe you shouldn't be fooling around with your mates.
  • 155 3
 @endurocat: But Mom!.........
  • 137 37
 @endurocat: Oh, shut up and get a life! Really.
  • 15 145
flag ImAManCheetah88 (Feb 15, 2020 at 7:38) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah me too. Anyone but Rachel to win. Will be cheating Vali first and Pom Pom second.
  • 21 10
 @endurocat: meeeooowwww

the claws are out!
  • 19 23
flag ImAManCheetah88 (Feb 15, 2020 at 7:40) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: well if your not at work, maybe you should enjoy your life bro.
  • 26 2
 Tib fib is serious, seen pros from biking and other sports disappear. Hope she heals up quick as possible.
  • 37 5
 Good players dont need good cards.... Thats gold!
  • 107 118
flag Zitch (Feb 15, 2020 at 7:46) (Below Threshold)
 @Maxipedia: It's a fair comment. These people are professionals. If she's still being paid when sitting on the sidelines I'm sure her sponsors will be somewhat pissed off.

I'm not suggesting they should live like monks in the off-season, however if Downhill racing is your profession and your priority, you should exercise restraint and limit risk in other forms of sport when leading up to season open.
  • 85 49
 @Zitch: You are right! Riders should do everything in the benefit of their sponsors, even in their sleep, because everybody (and their endurocat) knows that sponsors' happiness is ALL that matters in the world! Sponsored athletes should wrap themselves in pillows and bubble wrap and only stay indoors in rooms with gum walls. Whatever you do, just don't upset the sponsors! Humans? Pain? Joy? Sacrifice? Smiles? These don't matter, it's The Sponsors, maaan!

Kaos, Kade - lose those silly colors IMMEDIATELY I say and go please the sponsors! Be more serious, what is this?!!!
  • 256 31
 @Zitch: You are just another clueless bloke here. Dirt Jumping is an important skill practice. DH racers that don’t jump are pack fill.
  • 44 8
 @WAKIdesigns: nail, head
  • 28 3
 @Zitch: Yeah, there is no real offseason for riders of this calibre. They can't switch off their abilities and just coast around waiting for the season to begin. Sponsors of extreme athletes are fully aware of the possibility of season or career ending injuries. If this happened during a race, the sponsors are still "out", so let's not exercise what we think is our common sense here and realize that extreme athletes are always susceptible to extreme injuries.
  • 44 96
flag GeoMurph5 (Feb 15, 2020 at 8:12) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: Too bad Tahnee didn't have you there to mansplain this. Really, would you have made the same comment if this had happened to a male rider?
  • 36 14
 Yeah, downhill racers should not do dirt jumps because it's too risky...
And professional football players shouldn't be running and boxers shouldn't do any sparring, got it. Sounds absolutely logical to me!
BTW, you guys better don't go into the kitchen, after all most accidents happen there and what would your employers say if they hear you we're prepping food when you lost your finger?! They'd be furious at such a blatant display of irresponsibility!
  • 24 133
flag Zitch (Feb 15, 2020 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: Hi, clueless bloke again. I think you need to re-read my comment, keeping in mind the timing of this injury. And, 'fun dirt jumps' probably aren't the type of jumps you'll see on a downhill course.
  • 45 7
 @GeoMurph5: at one point did this have anything to do with male or female? 2020 hipster hitting on popular talking points irrelevant of it actually applying. You’re the best.
  • 30 53
flag Euskafreez (Feb 15, 2020 at 8:27) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: I don't understand why you're getting downvoted that much mate. Sure she should have fun in her life and on her bike, but she's a pro athlete. Her 2020 season was about to kick in, and only few weeks prior a main event she's in hospital. And people wonder why some pros in other disciplines can't do what activities they want.
Yet, it's during training that a legionnaire suffers. She will come back stronger and will learn her lesson.
  • 27 12
 @Zitch: oh f*ck off
  • 34 17
 @WAKIdesigns: You're such a hero Waki. You know f*****g everything about everything
  • 9 3
 I actually meant to day I will be cheering Vali ????
  • 8 2
 Ffs again! FU Keyboard. Also its wet and I cant find my glasses.
  • 6 5
 @WAKIdesigns: Exactly Nail on the Head
  • 25 10
 @endurocat: That’s not “fooling around” dirt jumping is an important part of training. She can’t just sit around waiting for the season to start! So shut up and get a clue
  • 15 18
 @endurocat: you know, this is a massive point on professionalism. You’d think that at the start of the season looming you’d take the calculated risks away and focus on things that are still fun but won’t likely leave you in the hospital
  • 26 24
 @13en: I will now transcend my trolliness - reach an even higher plane and disagree with someone agreeing with me... the nail on the head would be if I said that people who don’t do Dirt Jumping don’t do DH World Cups..

drops the mic Big Grin
  • 20 39
flag Corvcycleguy (Feb 15, 2020 at 9:07) (Below Threshold)
 @Zitch: absolutely. It’s called professionalism. If I was Canyon I’d be pissed at a year of big sponsorship money down the drain.
  • 16 4
 Wow... so if a racer hurts him or herself during practice at a race, will we hear that these pros shouldn't practice before races?

Upside, if they bolt her back together, the recovery can be pretty quick.. I was pedaling about 2 months after my tib/fib break...
  • 3 44
flag endurocat (Feb 15, 2020 at 9:16) (Below Threshold)
 @Zitch: Well said.
  • 51 17
 @Corvcycleguy: if you suggest Tahnee did something wrong you are not only an a*shole but also an idiot. If you want to prove me otherwise you better present us with your training/practice regimen which is adequate for a World Cup. Except you won’t. Prove me wrong. I am
Also quite sure you losers can’t jump for sht.
  • 4 39
flag endurocat (Feb 15, 2020 at 9:18) (Below Threshold)
 @thewho07: That's why we call him:
# WakoJacko
  • 5 27
flag endurocat (Feb 15, 2020 at 9:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Corvcycleguy: Thank you sir.
  • 9 20
flag garrisond5 (Feb 15, 2020 at 9:23) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: people just f*cking hate personal responsibility.
  • 18 2
 @endurocat: Riding is inherently risky and therefore you shouldn’t ride due to the risk of injury that could effect your ability to do your job and harm your employer. If your logic works for sponsored riders it should transfer over to you or anyone that an injury would effect your ability to do your job even temporarily. Or just shut up and realize stuff happens and it wasn’t any more irresponsible than you out for a ride at half her pace.
  • 33 5
 @endurocat: dude, you’re doing a swell job at making us Americans look like douchebags.
  • 5 2
 Aye aye aye, so sorry to hear this news. Tahnee is such a rad rider, so fun to watch, and had a lot going for her this year. Can empathize fully, when I did up my knee. I was looking forward to the year and had to totally reboot the mindset. Hope she finds a silver lining, sincerely. I got a subscription to MUBI mubi.com/t/web/global/Re6ykZU6
and watch a bunch of classic films Smile
  • 4 5
 @Maxipedia: WTF would you want to be more serious?? "those silly colors" are fricken great! Have some fun and get a life
  • 4 0
 @DirkPitt74 Looks like she's done both her thumbs and pinkies in that picture.
  • 5 4
 @Maxipedia: all of kade and kaos’ value as sponsored riders doesn’t even come from race results it comes from the fact that they do fest and crazy shit
  • 27 0
 @Corvcycleguy: If you haven't noticed Tahnee is one of the most loved riders on and off the bike and brings far more to Canyon than just her race results. Sure they will miss out on some potential podiums in the beginning of the season but her results are not the only reason she sells bikes for her sponsors. She sells bikes because she's has a very likable personality, displays an intense passion for the sport of MTN Biking (not just DH) and is an incredibly talented rider.
  • 6 1
 Canyon be like. Oh...
  • 4 10
flag makripper (Feb 15, 2020 at 11:20) (Below Threshold)
 @jorgeposada: it's not a femur so it's not that bad.
  • 3 9
flag makripper (Feb 15, 2020 at 11:21) (Below Threshold)
 @Zitch: yup. I'm sure canyon isn't stoked
  • 7 6
 @WAKIdesigns: The WAK ATTACK is back and spot on !!! ( just wanted to use wak attack LOL )
  • 11 1
 @Zitch: Dirt jumps are part of a DH skill set. Life happens. Not like she was racing her car 200MPH or jumping off a building... she gets paid to rides bikes... sometimes it just doesn’t work out.
  • 81 16
 f*ck... I never thought I will see the day, when people will dis an injured DH racer for doing dirt jumping. Pinkbike is slowly dying. Becomes a website for chicken line surfers in Enduro fullfaces and elbow guards on upforked gravel bikes.

Get well Tahnee and please don’t stop having fun. Screw these morons. You and Myriammake it worth watching!
  • 47 7
 @WAKIdesigns: the comments on PB have always been a shitshow, you just never noticed because you were too busy posting 39 comments on every single article (who has time for that) about how strong you are and how good are you are at riding compared to everyone else on here. Comments like the one on this thread are not surprising.
  • 8 0
 @lifeofloon: true that, remember when she was on TV duty while out injured last season?was excellent in front of the camera, totally natural for her
  • 7 3
 @endurocat: just leave pinkbike please. I'm sure there's plenty of bridges that need your service
  • 18 39
flag WAKIdesigns (Feb 15, 2020 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 @TypicalCanadian: ok tell me where I wrote how strong and skilled I am. go love yourself next time you put your own crap into my mouth.
  • 11 2
 I always see Lewis Hamilton at the local Banger Racing track before the season kicks off Joker
  • 9 0
 @Zitch: what? Jumping is a crucial skill even in XC. Learning to read lines and have flow is an amazing asset. You cant sit on your butt and expect results the next season without pushing the limits
  • 2 1
 @ImAManCheetah88: we know what you mint
  • 8 3
 @Maxipedia: im no pro - but even I understand that in this sport, the risks are part of getting you sharp for the season ahead. As much as you'd like to believe that these guys spend the off season out on the road bike or doing weights in the gym, part of separating themselves from the pack is doing things outside their comfort zone. Thank god, you and @endurocat are not team bosses, otherwise this world would be a much harsher place.
  • 7 24
flag endurocat (Feb 15, 2020 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 @kawato:
At the end of the day, it's all about selling bikes.
It doesn't matter how cool you are, you're not racing , bikes aren't selling.
  • 37 18
 @endurocat: Eat a dick. You have no right to judge what athlete is supposed to be doing to achieve their goal. Remember Rachel being messed up by a truck? What if Kate Courtney falls off one of these idiotic things her whacky coach tells her to exercise on? Will it be more fine than Dirt Jumping? I am dying to know what is the right way to train for DH World Cups, tell me. Please!
  • 1 0
 @endurocat: ebike bike check in crutches...
  • 15 0
 If you're not having fun why fucking bother.
  • 5 5
 @WAKIdesigns: yea bike rides are going to ride bikes. If she had destroyed her ankle doing something other than riding, like say riding a dirtbike, skateboarding, skiing, or some other non bike related shit I’d say criticism would be fair game. I’d say that’s irresponsible. But not in this case.
  • 4 4
 @thewho07: I know it’s actually deterring me from reading the comments and even visiting the site
  • 11 1
 @endurocat: lmfao! So if you go out for a ride, crah and hurt yourself and aren't able to work for a while - YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FOOLING AROUND RIDING THAT DAMN BIKE!

Got it. Sounds like a fun life
  • 14 11
 @jemscott: do you need to speak about it with someone? “Waki made me quit Pinkbike” “ sometimes I wake uo at night, and Waki says my face is inadequate” “on one occasion I felt like my latest bike is not good anymore” “Waki made me feel bad for buying a hardtail”
  • 4 5
 @jemscott: I hear ya. There are many other mtb internet mag/blog sites that are far less negative than the par-for-the-course PB troll community. Life is too short for PB-BS. (Watch for the hidden comment and the -#'s rain).
  • 8 6
 @endurocat: you’re a c*nt
  • 3 0
 @13en: I suppose you don't speak sarcasm... Wink
  • 8 1
 @jakketayylor: Kade is junior world champ and one of the most talented riders in his generation, in case you forgot. Also, their crew has proved they can do whatever the hell they want AND get the results. But hey, it's good that we have here a bunch of downhill experts who are telling Tahnee how she oughta behave as a pro, a girl who has been at the top of her game since she was 13 and backed by Nigel Page. Splendid logic! Smile
  • 3 1
 @kawato: I put you on the ”People Who Don't Dig Sarcasm List” too, is that okay? Smile

Just for your own wisdom, I have run a local team here, got a few sponsors, bought DH bikes and equipment from my own pocket and spent literally my last bucks to get some young guns racing. I am sure you must know better, thanks for your precious advice! Wink
  • 17 5
 @WAKIdesigns: at my age my joints are too stiff for a hard tail and my tolerance level for mind numbingly boring drivel is zero. I actually agreed with your first point in this post but then you ruined it with the DHers who can’t jump are mid pack crap. You have an answer for everything, zero humility, fake self deprecating humour and technical bike and riding knowledge that is second to none. Why can’t you stick to the occasional relevant comment and impressive art work instead of these faceless digital fights you like to get into?
  • 5 3
 @Maxipedia: Kade isnt getting results. What are u on? He has potential maybe.
  • 11 6
 @WAKIdesigns: we dont know the story, but there is a VERY fine line between training and screwing around.

Travis Pastrana is a perfect example, up and coming moto prodigy, was out free riding with buddies and crashed which more or less ended his racing career. They called it the million dollar jump, it's how much it ended up costing him since his contract got cancelled.

The current moto guys are not allowed to publically freeride or have video.spots, contractually. They also have very robust insurance plans, which dont pay if your out free riding and get hurt. Non of the top guys freeride like they used too, it's on a track practicing or racing.

I hope she has a speedy recovery, human to human. But none of know what sort of contract she had but I see both sides of the issue....
  • 5 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Face it, big investments are made sponsoring riders, totally understand the concerns of both sides. But you still need to enjoy life. My employer would shit if I got injured bad enough not to perform my job. I still ride, but try to weigh the risk.
  • 2 1
 @Maxipedia: sticking feathers up your ass doesn't make you a chicken
  • 1 3
 @beanandcheeseburrito: @endurocat Both with the ignorant statement and using "mates". If you're going to use the lingo, it would be "messing about", but you're not British, Aussie, Kiwi, or S. African are you? Poser.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I put a Lauf on my Session for those strava climb PBs
  • 2 0
 @cliff-huckstable: It's on her statement.
Did you even read it?
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I think @Zitch was being sarcastix? Surely?
  • 1 0
 Now I read it back he clearly isn't, sad times.
  • 5 0
 @RadBartTaylor: I’m sure Travis ain’t moaning about that miserly $1m now fatboy !
  • 3 4
 @WAKIdesigns: yes and you're at the forefront leading the charge you egotistical manic
  • 5 7
 @jemscott: waki is a little bit*h
  • 4 0
 @endurocat: hahaha you're so far from the truth it hurts. You clementine.
  • 5 2
 @endurocat: are you new or something? Do you need an explanation of what downhill racing is? We’re always ready to help newcomers here on pinkbike.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: Taylor phinney sorta made it back. Peter stenia
  • 20 5
 @jemscott: I don’t care who you are, what your joints are, if you took this as an attack on yourself because you can’t go out and jump it’s your own problem. In general you seem to be old enough to understand that being intimidated is the problem of the person getting intimidated, zi did not intend to intimidate you, but you obviously felt so because you have some greater idea of yourself. I just came back from jumping took too many cases due to face wind and my piriformis is f*cked, I have nerve pain all the way to the big toe if that makes you feel any better. I just meant that there is not a single female rider on the WC podium and male that qualifies to a world cup who cannot jump well. You can’t be fast through rock gardens if you can’t boost stuff, do even basic whips and tabletops. You can’t. It just doesn’t happen. Jumping is incredibly important skill. But some twats, clueless a*sholes here think Tahnee was taking an unnecessary risk by dirt jumping. It was to them, not to you. You accuse me of being egoistic yet you obviously got your mojo hurt because you feel embarrassed about your jumping. Give me a break mate, don’t play mr nice guy who was mistreated. My posts had nothing to do with you yet it found it’s way home. I am sure you are a nice, decent man, cheers, let’s not ruin it through this medium. No hard feelings Cheers.
  • 1 2
 @endurocat: Yeah, well she's British. Your point is you were quoting her?
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: just go and watch Oli Wilkins section in the death grip movie. It’s on Netflix. Sums it up in a nutshell.
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: hes probably better off because of it TBH
  • 2 8
flag RadBartTaylor (Feb 16, 2020 at 7:47) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: #triggered much? You dont know what was in her contract or what the lawyers wrote up...neither do we. Maybe nothing. You gotta live your live, but you gotta abide by what your sponsors want and need. You speak as if what you say is fact, we simply dont know...you may be right, its seen as training. You may be wrong and its seen as excessive.
  • 7 3
 @RadBartTaylor: simple question: do you actually jump?

Because if I was a Team manager of a DH Team and my employee wouldn’t be able to dirt jump I’d do my best to send them dirt jumping. If riding partners included Veronique Sandler and Kade Edwards, I could not be happier.

Also, we don’t know what is in her contract but I am not the one insinuating that a hurt athlete reading this not only got hurt out of own recklessness doing something unrelated to her job.

So no, it’s not that arbitrary. I am on the right side mate, it is mot me who is potentially an a*shole here.

Yes I am triggered much. This is Pinkbike it used to be gravity riding related site. Bashing someone for doing Dirt Jumping is simply breaking the rules.

So... do you even jump bro? Can you send a pancake?
  • 5 2
 @thenotoriousmic: that site, oh sweet Jesus... I’d love to visit one day. I guess it would take me a whole day to try even the medium sized things. I am 100% sure these things are built absolutely perfect so even the massive hips are probably quite safe. I want to go out and dig... one more month of darkness, then I can go and dig after work!
  • 3 7
flag jemscott (Feb 16, 2020 at 8:39) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: just like my mrs, always have to have the last word Smile
  • 4 4
 @WAKIdesigns: so the original poster made a comment you did not like and it all gets a bit personal. People are allowed opinions or what have got left here? Perhaps he could have cited the case of when Peaty gave up 4x due to injuries taking him out of the DH season (his priority) he went on to win a further DH World Cup in 06 if I remember correctly. It was a fair point badly made but please let people have there say.
  • 2 2
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm not taking sides and see your point, but realize some of the others are not off base with their thoughts even though they were not sensitive in their delivery.

Do I jump? My username says it all...Smile
  • 1 1
 @13en: Exactly. It was a workplace incident. About as far as irresponsible as you can get.
  • 3 0
 @Zitch: you do realize dirt jumping is as much training as going to the gym. Fun is fast.
  • 1 8
flag endurocat (Feb 16, 2020 at 10:47) (Below Threshold)
 @nearlynewbikeparts: I would actually invite everybody to watch your mtb videos on Instagram.
Oh my god, you're slow. (mentally probably too)
I know 13 year olds that can go faster.
Just because of that, i forgive your hateful comments.
  • 9 3
 @endurocat: show me yours first. I want to see what gives you authority to question work ethics of a World Cup winner.
  • 7 0
 so much hate here. Damn
What’s going on peeps?!
  • 3 10
flag endurocat (Feb 16, 2020 at 11:52) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: Wako, please take a second. compose yourself, breathe, and exhale, we are become more , and more calm.
Jacko, please!
  • 4 3
 @Flunt: "Too much free time no sense chat" I call it,or something like that.Bored people talking whatever and not ridding his/her bike.
  • 1 6
flag RobRamshaw (Feb 18, 2020 at 13:16) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: 100% spot on mate.
  • 3 0
 Uhhh, had the same happen to my ankle 10 years ago. Brutal injury with mulitple surgeries to fix every thing. Buh bye soccer, basketball and every other sport that's high impact on the ankle. Thank god for full suspension mtb's and cycling in general or I'd be on a one way trip to crazy town.
  • 2 0
 @endurocat: what a prick thing to say
  • 1 0
 GWS tahnee.. 3rd time a charm?
  • 58 2
 Now we know who will be helping Rob in upcoming DH season with track analysis on the broadcasts... Get well soon Tahnee!
  • 9 3
 Definitely!! She did so well last season when she stepped in. Would love to see this. Make it happen Red Bull
  • 10 36
flag makripper (Feb 15, 2020 at 17:02) (Below Threshold)
 I hope not. Her voice is really annoying and whiny
  • 5 4
 @makripper: your really annoying any Whitney
  • 3 8
flag makripper (Feb 16, 2020 at 8:17) (Below Threshold)
 @mkotowski1: what does that mean hahaha
  • 36 0
 I feel desperately sorry for Tahnee and like PomPom and Rachel last season, it's no walk in the park for these women to be one step ahead of the competition. Brutal

Sending healing vibes.

Didn't Manon Carpenter quit DH because the fear and the pressures of maintaining max level?
  • 23 8
 Not only Manon. It was the same with Emmeline Ragot.
  • 2 0
 Get well soon Tahneeeeeee! Frown
  • 13 1
 @WAKIdesigns: My missus, a former top DH racer from the 90's, retired from DH healthy, 2001 season just decided "this will be my last season, at 29 yrs old, not worth the risk or the pressure for me anymore" granted, she was one of the high paid women of the 90's, and the bottom fell out of racing-so this has always gone on is my point. The sport has evolved, more spread out, at least DH isn't the only game in town for a brand, its 'one of'.
Anyway, that being said, the sport of DH is a better place with Tahnee in it, this is a friggin bummer-but, this will make the middle/end of season as awesome as last year with her return.
  • 8 6
 @stikmanglaspell: it’s a tough game. I was quite shocked watching VDS in person in 2015 and seeing how far ahead Rachel was. O was at the top of the last rock garden when best women came down. They all, including Tracey Hannah were barely holding onto the bars, then Rach came and she still looked composed and picking lines. It got me thinking, what is this monster?! And then 2h later Ragot announced ending her career. Rach really turned the heat up.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Ragot was awesome. Met her in Champery in 2010 after quali so cool.
  • 1 0
 Manon also had a really bad time with concussions, think she was spending a lot of time in dark rooms for a while, took like 2 years (iirc) to recover.
  • 28 0
 Oh no! Bad luck indeed. Tahnee is such a talented ripper and cool person. I wish her a speedy recovery and know she'll come back better than ever!! Heal well bud!!
  • 32 6
 Canyon owners break more than their chainstays (heal up Tahnee)
  • 4 0
 Kinda true. 5th ride on my Spectral snapped my clavicle landing a bit off camber
  • 1 0
 I'm on my third Spectral frame
  • 21 0
 Just saw the 'relocation' on insta. Fùuuuuuuuuuuuck insert puke emoji, hard wince
  • 2 0
 Came here to say exactly this. Properly stomache churning seeing it pop up on the feed
  • 1 0
 i saw the still frame of the doctor holding the ankle and thought, "surely this isnt video of them setting her ankle......FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKK". lol damn, i didnt need to see that
  • 22 2
 N K L , R L C T N
  • 6 1
 W H T ?
  • 9 1
 AAARRRGGGHHH! Heal up Tahnee. Come back at 100%. I am 5 months post op patellar tendon rupture repair. I just started PT. Weak AF. Follow your doctors and PT's prescription to the T. You will crush the competition in 2021.
  • 7 0
 Broken my Fib and Dislocated my foot beginning of August. Last month was my first 1000 meter ascent day. Definitely sore during rides but pretty manageable. She's got some tough times ahead of her but with the right team and hard work she will be back at it sooner than later. Heal up Tahnee!
  • 4 0
 Broke the top of my tib last August and same as you, just getting back to riding now. It's a long recovery for sure.
  • 8 1
 @jclnv: "The fact that every training I do is complimentary to Downhill makes me so happy! Proper bmx track is so good training for us." Loic Bruni

You should get in touch with Loic and tell him he's doing it all wrong. I'm sure he'd appreciate advice from an expert.
  • 9 0
 Come back stronger, we all know you will !!!
  • 8 0
 Noooooooo so sorry to hear this, I hope Tahnee heals as fast a possible and recovery is smooth.
  • 8 0
 This could have happened taking a misstep and falling down stairs. Freak accidents happen. Dirt Jumping is training.
  • 9 1
 That Sucks, Stay Strong Tahnee
  • 6 0
 Don't let 2020 be like 2019 with so many top female racers out due to injury. Stay healthy Ladies!
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 Sounds like a pretty serious injury. Just coming back from a bad injury I wonder if this might be the end of her being at the top of the game. Dealt cards are cards, but sometimes riders need to think about the next 60 years of their life and any latent effects when they are older.
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 That reset footage is so nuts! Hoping for a solid speedy recovery!!!
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 Had a similar ankle break in 2003 (dislocated/shattered talus)....it’ll get better but it won’t ever be the same.
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 Damn, I was literally contemplating getting a dirt jump bike and this happens... Get well soon Tahnee, it sucks seeing quality riders get injured before the season even begins. Especially in the womens field where the depth isn't as large as the mens
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 Buy the damn bike! Wink
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 @gregspeakie - you have a choice, learn to jump properly or kind of make it through speed jumps in the bike park only to be taken out by a stupid shitty jump because you decided to really send it this time. I thought I could jump before I started dirt jumping... and I still feel I am average at it. Sometimes we are so bad at something we don’t realize how bad we are. Most people who even clear big jumps in bike parks still can’t jump. They compensate bad technique with additional speed and think that body armor will take care of hits - which can have only bad results. The better the jumper the less speed he/ she needs to clear the jump and/or more air time they make from speed surplus. Only Dirt jumper or BMX can teach you that, not even an aggro long travel HT
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 @WAKIdesigns: BMX or rigid DJ is a great platform to learn dirt jumping. I have friends that have never put a leg over a rigid bike, have been on full suspension for YEARS and I cringe Everytime they leave the ground. LOL
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 This is precisely why people feel so butthurt about all the above: they have no damn clue about jumping and instead of improving this, they prefer to bitch about it and those who do it. Just for the record: I am sub-mediocre jumper myself, but I know this and look up to those who actually can jump.
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 @ATV25: I think BMX is at least 2 levels deeper, even if you mount dirt tires to a race BMX which has longer wheelbase and is evidently less agile than a true dirt BMX. I have such race BMX but I must say I didn't dare to use it on our local jumps. I don't know how can someone learn to jump on FS to the level where they exit a lip by following it's curvature without blowing through it (I still do it a bit!). There's just no way to learn it without the rather direct feedback from the bike, the pressure that the lip (preferably a steep one) builds up. I remember first time hitting Rollercoaster in Hafjell (kind of A-line/Dirt Merchant) after spending 8 months on dirt jumps. Already before I hit the first lip I was like: pffff that's easy and I started overjumping everything because I rode at same speed I used to ride before. The problem became how to ride that thing without using brakes. And I am still far from being in full control. But then I started riding the DH track... needless to say I was gapping half of stuff I used to ride over. Vast majority of people ride like I rode before, they have no clue about timing push off the lip, they push too early and hunch before the front leaves the lip so they bounce off of it, loosing speed, getting out of balance. And a long travel full susser on speed jumps allows us to keep riding this way. To a point. It's like lifting heavier and heavier weights in the gym with poor technique, at some point your disc will pop. You are all fine until you aren't. And then instead of polishing the technique they just say "this is not for me, I don't have balls for it". No you don't have technique because your environment, trails you ride, people you ride with pose no pressure on you to learn. It's just everytime we ride and come upon a feature it's a wierd flight or the classic "some other day". When we come to a good DJ site, and there are only steep jumps, then there's no going around the fact that we suck, everyone there can see it, and the only way to deal with it is either learn in a smart way, ask people how did they get to thois level, or just ride away thinking that "mnah, I am better at other things" - but are you? How can you be? If you can't boost terrain features, take air mid turn and land, place tires down at a different angle than when you left the ground, how can you dream of becoming better. I do not know a single fast rider in town who does not jump well, not to mention World freaking Cup DH
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 I just started riding bmx and loving what its doing for my mind and riding
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 @What an awesomely sensible and honest post. I’m rubbish at jumping but I’m learning and isn’t that one of the beautiful things about this sport.Theres always something to get better at,to practice and learn about.
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 @hvmatt: study BMX racers, they are masters of jumping. Study their squash and boosting technique.Try to achieve extension of the whole body like they do when they boost things. Resist the will to hunch at the end of the lip.

www.instagram.com/p/B8ijxAGAzNW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Give Michael Bias a follow, he's technique is asbolutely beautiful and he posts a lot of good videos showing different techniques.

www.instagram.com/p/B7z6WvcgPFN

This is an absolutely manic boost:
www.instagram.com/p/BdS4RgTHkZk
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 @WAKIdesigns: To be fair, the points you mentioned are exactly why I was looking to get a dirt jumper. I have a lot of confidence riding gnarly downhills and have good fitness for enduros, but whenever I leave the ground it goes to crap very quickly. Im definitely going to pick up a DJ next paycheck
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 @kusanagi72: Fiiiiine if you say so
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 @gregspeakie: look at that video with Thomas Vanderham “this is home” from today. Just look how much he is in the air and how much of little Things he does when he flies even for a split second. He always puts a bike at an angle pulls wheels a bit sideways. Of you go fast enough things have to happen in the air and air time starts when both wheels are still on the ground. Cheers! Happy flights! Join the movement hahha Smile
  • 4 0
 Poor Tahnee! I know the feeling about having some random crash on some random dirt jumps. They bite pretty hard sometimes. Healing vibes to you!!!
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 Really bad luck.. it seems to be how the worst injuries happen. I had an a very similar injury 10 years ago. Broken rib/fib, disclosed ankle and tore out the tendons in my ankle. 4 months in a (roboboot) , 6 months rehab and never properly healed due to so much scar tissue. All I can say is be patient on the healing process because you may have a long road. Shtty injury...
  • 3 0
 Best wishes for your healing Tahnee!! Ankle/foot injuries are no joke, but with your positive attitude and focus I know you'll be back! Sending well wishes from one foot/tib-fib smasher to another.
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 Flipping savage injury and what a blow for her. 2020 was looking mint. She was so solid i her training and getting quick
Poor love

Heel up well Tahnée
  • 3 1
 She’s gonna be our way longer than 3 months.. I’m in the same boat as her right now.. pilon fracture shit is no joke.. hope she has a good recovery, cause it won’t be fast ..
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 Did you read that it is in fact a pilon fracture? Hope not. I did mine about 2 years ago, came up just short on a road gap. Bad pilon, countless fractures, needed cadever bone to try to put the joint back together. It sucks, bad. as you know its unlikely you will ever be the same. I can do some big rides, but I stay close to the ground and always have to hold back a bit. Arthritis already setting in, pretty mangled talus cartilage, cant quite get a clear image of the tib fib because all the hardware.
  • 3 0
 That's terrible. I was so looking forward to watching Tahnee kill it on the race circuit this year. She's one of my favorite riders. Best wishes on your recovery!
  • 3 0
 You girls are making easier and easier for Valentina Holl to dominate the World Cup season. Hope you have a healthy and speedy recovery
  • 2 0
 Such a bummer to hear! I broke my tibia, fibula, and tallus, along with a full dislocation. 2 surgeries and 3 years later, I still feel some pain from it. Hope she heals back to 100%
  • 3 0
 Dislocation requiring surgery shattered tali’s and fractured navicular. I’m 3 years post injury and still limping.... Mine looked like Pompoms injury before last season. She’s looking strong I’m sure Tahnee will bounce back too!
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 @scotttherider: Ya, it's rough. I broke mine in 9 places they could count, and a few hairlines. I wasn't walking for around 5 months, off the bike 14 months. Still have a limp, and can't run worth a shit 3ish years later.
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 @jeffhall124: damned I was only crutch bound for 3.5 months. Was back on a bike in 10 months luckily. Would be fun to have a gimp off....lol does yours affect your riding much now? Mine only bugs me in hard g-out situations.
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 @scotttherider: Not really while riding. If I have a hard impact I get a little dead leg feeling for a minute. hike a bike up steep stuff to get somewhere makes it stiff for sure.
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 @jeffhall124: I loved riding in the rain....shitty weather=stiff ankle....I hear ya on the hike a bikes too.
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 One of the few women who sent it on massive jumps at Snowshoe last year. Shel be back better and hungrier than before. Fighter athlete to the end.
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 Bummer. Here's to a speedy recovery. I'm by no means a pro but I feel that air awareness is super important and hit my local jump lines at least two days week with my kid . Smash jumps , lots of them .
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 Hope its not a pilon fracture, break at the articular surface of the tib/fib. I had one about 2 years ago. Pretty much game over if so. Most never walk normally again, let alone compete at the top level of a sport. I can actually ride better than I can walk, but I am not the rider I was pre pilon.
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 She's a great racer, and even nicer person. This is a risky sport and accidents are a part of the sport. I just hope she heals up soon. Sending her healing vibes. Lets all stop the negativity.
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 Gutted for her, as a spectator I want to see a full field of riders all battling it out on track, pushing each other. What I like about Mountain Biking is the camaraderie, between riders, teams & fans, unlike some other sports.
Hope she is back sooner rather than later.
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 @endurocat: Really? 99% of us ride/race bikes for "fun", 1% are fortunate(?) enough to make money riding/racing. I'm no pro, but if I were and I lost the desire to just go out and ride w/ friends just to ride and have fun it would be time to rethink the above priorities.
Poor timing and a bad break (semi pun intended) Tahnee, hope you heal both quickly and properly.
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 Gutted for her! All those arguing over it being irresponsible for her to be dirt-jumping at this point in the season and letting down her sponsors - Ever stopped to think it could be pressure from sponsors to be posting on insta etc. as the reason why she was out dirt-jumping in the first place?

personally I think she needs to be out there getting max bike time to catch up from her shoulder injury.
  • 1 0
 So nobody knows what Tahnee's agreement is with Canyon and her other sponsors regarding training, skills improvement, riding, media (basically everything relating to the agreement) yet they still find it appropriate to offer advice, criticism and general negativity after she has suffered a horrendous injury? Some special people in here.
  • 2 0
 Uggggh that's awful. I tore a ligament in my foot last year on a rock roll and I can only imagine having all those other injuries on top of that. Heal up quick!!!
  • 4 0
 I have been there. No fun. Heal up quick!
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 Have done this one. Was a shitter to get back from. Good luck Tahnee what a bloody shame for ya.
  • 2 0
 Oh Tahnee! Gutted. Was really hoping to see you lead the way this season. Part of the sport though, we've all been there and will surely be there again. Rest up.
  • 2 0
 i feel like less of an idiot now. last year i broke 2 ribs and bruised a kidney landing a jump wrong. guess it can happen to anyone...heal up Tahnee!
  • 3 0
 Ah no!! Such an amazing rider to watch race, hope all goes well and heal soon.
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 Daaaaaang. That is terrible. Heal up. We look forward to you crushing it in the World Cup this year.9
  • 3 0
 awh bugger, I'm gutted for you Tahnee, Heal fast!
  • 2 0
 Wow, that's a shitter! I was thinking this would be a really good year for her too.
  • 2 0
 Heal fast tahnee i was going to back you on my fantasy downhill lol hope you get well soon and we see you back on the track
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 Your Fantasy backing means a lot to her
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 @Boosting: Karl's Fantasy backing means a lot to everyone, derp.
  • 2 0
 Ah man, well gutted. Was really looking forward to seeing Tahnee racing against this year's stacked field on the women's.
  • 3 0
 Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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 Hate reading this. I bet being a Redbull athlete this is the time the support kicks in like thunderbirds saving the day. Here's hopeing for a speedy recovery.....
  • 2 0
 Horrible injury!! Good god... hopefully no lasting damage after the very long recovery Frown
  • 1 0
 That doesn't sound like a 3 month recovery. Only comparison I can think of is [NBA star] Gordon Hayward, and that was over a year.
  • 1 0
 Basketball is crazy on the ankle and a lower leg though, no point putting him out there at 50%, it also took him about a year of playing to get to a level even close to before his injury
  • 1 0
 Two years ago my cousin broke is both ankles and a hand in Australia but today he is still a good Rider. you are healed my dear
  • 1 0
 This sucks so bad... was looking forward to a season starter with all the ladies in full war mode... ohh Tahneee... why???!!!
  • 1 0
 God damn it >Frown that sucks. She's a pretty RAD rider, she needs to go get a cleansing from a witch doctor or a shaman, get that bad juju out. Wink
  • 2 0
 Damn... Best wishes for her
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 Nooo! Not a repeat of last season. Bummer. Get well soon Tahnee!
  • 3 0
 No!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Shit. Gutted for her and the season
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 Nooooo!!!! So bummed for her.
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 Heal up fast girl!
  • 3 0
 Heal up
  • 2 0
 It sounds bimalleilar injury.... Awful! Courage Thanée
  • 2 0
 Racecraft oops. Get well soon.
  • 2 0
 This sucks! Get well soon.
  • 2 0
 Oh no! Hang in there and best wishes for a full and fast recovery!
  • 2 0
 Noooo! I missed seeing her last season. Not another one!
  • 2 0
 Dangit Tahnee!!!, Heal up
  • 2 0
 Hope you heal up quickly and get back to full strength.
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 Rubbish. Was so excited to see you race this season. Get well soon Girl!
  • 2 0
 That sucks... Hope you have a speedy recovery!
  • 2 0
 Ah f***,get well soon Tahnee
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 Yikes. Canyon should have put there money in crypto....
  • 2 0
 Hope you get better soon! Why are all
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 at least they didn't cast it over the knee
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 I don't know her personally but this is kinda heartbreaking.
  • 2 0
 Ohhh tib / fib combo. The ol’ floppy foot
  • 1 0
 all this...and no pic of the Canyon gravel bike she was riding the jumps with?
  • 2 0
 Wishing you a speedy recovery!!
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 You're not a real Downhiller, until you've written a season off doing Dirt Jumps. Healing vapes Tahnee \m/
  • 2 0
 Healing Vibes Tahnee! That #1 plate will be yours soon enough. 3
  • 2 0
 Canyon reading into how to cancel that contract right about now.
  • 2 0
 Sucks. Heal up!
  • 1 0
 And just like that.. see you in 2021.
  • 2 0
 Heal up fast
  • 2 0
 Sending healing vibes !
  • 1 0
 And the injuries begin...
  • 1 0
 Why did I watch the video of them reducing the dislocation!
  • 2 0
 Heal up soon!
  • 1 0
 EH GIÀ, TU SI CHE ROMPI LE CLASSIFICHE
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 Gutted she would have killed it this year too get well soon
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 Usually, pro athletes like NHL players have contract terms forbidding them from doing things like skiing or riding bikes while the season is on.
This isn’t really a good comparison to what happened to Tahnee, as NHL players practice pretty much everything but hard body checking, but they do go hard outside of games, but specifically to the game.
She was riding her bike, so I’d say that wouldn’t be like a possible term of her contract that might keep her from skiing.
  • 1 1
 DJs are no joke. My only bad concussion came on a little rhythm section... Best wishes Tahnee!
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 Damn, get well soon
  • 2 0
 Good morphine face!
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 Peak winter.. for comments
  • 1 0
 Argh this sucks. Heal up Tahnee!
  • 1 0
 Bollocks. Heal up quick Tahnee!!!!
  • 1 0
 You'll be back stronger...
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 Cllctv Gt wll sn Thn Nurse
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 Baws
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 Still like the puppy love, dogs are the BEST !
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 Canyon DSLCTD
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 Fuuuuuuuck man
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 Sucks!
  • 1 0
 Boooooooooo!!!!
  • 2 4
 @endurocat: agreed. Sponsors pay for exposure. Sitting on the sidelines will never yield optimal results.
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 For sure. Irresponsible from Tahnee to go jibbing with the dudes at this point before the season.
  • 1 1
 SHE NEEDS SOME MILK
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 Surprised that's a coke in her room and not a redbull
  • 1 0
 Passionning, really.
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