Video: Friday Fails #196

Nov 12, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


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90 Comments

  • 108 0
 Ya for climb crashes!
  • 11 0
 That one looked awful. When the big 50t gears came out, uphilling accounted for all my crashes that year.
  • 35 0
 The unicorn of Friday Fails...such a rare, mythical beast.
  • 58 3
 Isn't setting up a camera to record yourself climbing the actual fail?
  • 2 0
 @freeinpg: might be a tough climb but they never look that way on camera
  • 3 0
 climbing crashes are super gnarly
  • 3 0
 @freeinpg: Not when we get FF content. Who really has friends that bother to film them anyway?
  • 2 0
 Always remember, when climbing something steep an rolling back, grab your front brake. Locking the back brake climbing and rolling back is the same as locking the front brake when going downhill and endoing, except in reverse.
  • 1 0
 @goombay: The front brake probably won't be effective just like using the rear brake won't do much when descending something that steep. Or actually, it will be even less effective as (with half-modern geometry) you won't be able to get your weight in over the front wheel when climbing as much as you can get your weight over the rear wheel when descending (with a low saddle and a not-too-big rear wheel). If you want to bail when climbing, safest is to just jump off the back and if you need to let go of the handlebar, step aside.
  • 3 0
 @goombay: I checked again and it seems like the rider had his seatpost so high that he didn't manage to lift himself over the saddle before he took his feet off the pedals. Not sure why he had his saddle up as the climb was clearly so steep that he wouldn't sit down anyway. I'd say just lower the saddle for anything technical. Gives you more room to move around.
  • 46 0
 That leaf at 0:48 totally took her by surprise.
  • 26 0
 4th dimensional rock....its there, just not in our reality
  • 41 6
 2:25 served him right. Get off the rear brake and stop f*cking up the trails. (Unless you built and maintain the trail yourself, then skid to your heart's content)
  • 17 0
 Ya same with that kid at 2:00. What's his problem??
  • 2 0
 @msalcher: No kidding! What a punk!!!
  • 2 0
 Trying to use his foot as a brake as well, appears to be no front brake at all.
  • 17 0
 We even got a climbing fail! Worth the wait!
  • 13 0
 About half of these fails could have been avoided if only they had slept on the correct sized pillow.
  • 2 0
 This was funnier before I remembered the reference you're making
  • 2 0
 nah man them shorts were just too tight
  • 12 0
 At the .39 second mark, did he blow up his fork and tire?!?!
Whatever that was, it was gnarly af.
  • 27 0
 Pretty sure he got shot
  • 9 0
 sniper. definitely a sniper.
  • 4 0
 The dreaded overshoot fail.....it's the worst as you have the hang time to contemplate your inevitable destruction!
  • 4 0
 I think the sound of his crash could become the new "Wilhelm Scream" for Hollywood movies.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNvZYzg7o68
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: That's exactly what I thought!
  • 13 3
 Pinkbike Fail Friday editor, could you please add a 5 second still to the end of each video. You could stylize it if you want, but a 5 second black clip works just fine for all of us Fail Friday viewers. Thanks
  • 9 0
 @0:39....THE WORST. So much time in the air to contemplate how much the landing is going to hurt.
  • 2 0
 Would bailing off the bike make sense in this scenario? I would imagine hitting the ground is better than hitting hard skinny metallic tubes.
  • 2 0
 Those noises he makes will haunt my dreams.
  • 7 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: as long as you're not dead sailoring...I would guess staying on the bike is the better option...would rather have the suspension absorb as much of the initial impact as possible before the body takes it
  • 1 0
 @SATN-XC: I agree. Try to use the bike to help take the brunt of it. Especially on an overshoot. Unless your a gymnast and your rollout game is one point, bailing is best reserved for potential nose cases or not making it at all.
  • 1 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: nope, at least suspension takes some hit
  • 2 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: He might have even been okay if the bike survived but it sounded like either the frame or fork snapped. A good example of where being on a DH bike could have made all the difference.
  • 1 0
 He needs a super-hsc circuit in his suspension for hits like that!
  • 1 0
 @BrambleLee: my out-loud-laughing was unsettling to my wife when i told her the reason. Congrats!
  • 2 0
 @friendlyfoe: looks like the lower pivot pulled away from the mainframe.
  • 8 0
 Does anyone else see Friday Fails on the front page and think, “f*ck, another weeks gone by already.”?
  • 2 0
 Or...hey, the freakin' weekend starts soon.


#glasshalffull
  • 4 0
 Now that you mention it: f*ck what have I done with my life....
  • 2 0
 When you're living paycheck to paycheck it can't go by fast enough.
  • 8 0
 full on I have definitely been that last dude!
  • 1 0
 Might be the worst feeling on a bike!
  • 2 0
 @GotchaJimmy: I mostly agree except for these two things:
1) near crash on a starter MTB: descending a short fall line. Unexpected drop to flat at bottom. Landed very front wheel heavy but the seat was literally attacking me and pushing me over the bars. Somehow rode it out but walked funny for a couple days after.
2) dumb crash: It started raining so I decided to head home. I was exploring a new area and to get back I had to ride over the top of a dam then down a trail. But I could see where the trail came out next to the dam and decided to ride diagonally down the smooth angled face. I was only about 1 foot before I realized this was a terrible idea but there was no going back. I was picking up speed and if I would brake my rear wheel would start to slip down and the front brake wasn't enough. I was about 3/4 the way down before panic took over and I grabbed a handful of rear brake, which slid my back tire out and I fell on my side. Now I am sliding down this wet concrete wedge on my side. I eventually stop when I hit a fence at the bottom, while straddling the frame. The crash broke one of my chain stays. Sitting down was hard after that one.
The common thread of these two crashes was the anticipation of something bad happening. Riding the front wheel while your saddle is pushing you forward for what felt like forever and then the second I started down the face of the dam I knew it was not going to end well and I was only the manager of my doom.
  • 6 0
 Those Yetis are planted af Wink
  • 5 0
 0:50 gotta watch out for those trail snakes! they'll pull your front tire straight down, no warning
  • 5 1
 You said it man, nobody f**ks with the Jesus.
  • 4 0
 Last one is me for sure, it aint easy sometimes
  • 4 0
 Came for the thumbnail, did not disappoint.
  • 2 0
 Maybe I'm in an unusually good mood today, but this installment seemed like it packed a dozen or so hilarious fails. Good to see!
  • 1 0
 The lady at :50 must have clamped on her front brake by accident ... otherwise don't see why the random OTB.

And some of the gutteral sounds of crashing agony in this episode. Ugh.
  • 3 0
 The rebound on that tree at 1:09 looked a little high
  • 4 0
 1:46 the best
  • 1 0
 Perfect use of the slow mo on that one!
  • 1 2
 please don't let that rider near a bike ever again.
  • 3 0
 Mechanics are gonna see a lot of front wheel repairs this week...
  • 4 1
 And the next trick is called the "hospital flip..."
  • 3 0
 1:15 oh well, what did Ben explain just yesterday ?
  • 3 0
 How many dead sailors were harmed in the making of this video?
  • 2 0
 1:17 - the fastest way to remove all the air from your front tire and taco a wheel
  • 2 0
 I do think they should save that for Taco Tuesday. Tacos are the most disheartening thing because you know you aren't riding again until you spend money. I once tacoed a wheel climbing at about 1 mph on a wet root. It feels like the universe sending you a message.
  • 3 0
 1:44 Me: That seems like a weird jump to try a Superman on
1:47 Me: Oh
  • 4 0
 PASSENGERS
  • 3 0
 Front end Friday Smile ,Ben Cathro your work is not done yet Wink
  • 4 0
 Huck to face.
  • 2 0
 Seems there's more fails for the people holding their phone cameras than the actual fails!
  • 1 0
 1:45 got to be one of my all time favourites. Inadvertent superman attempt and (almost) managed to bring it back down - chapeau
  • 2 0
 Oh! 4 minutes of Oh! This weeks slogan is "Bring your 'Oh' game !"
  • 1 0
 on it .... "oh" I see what the editor did there ... good job as always
  • 1 0
 FYI, if you are taking video and a person crashes you can make sure they are not hurt by pointing your camera at the ground.
  • 2 0
 All hail the uphill crash!
  • 1 0
 Best I can tell 1:43 was a girl: Had it been a guy it might have been first ever filmed death on F Fails!
  • 1 0
 Not sure what the guy at 2:45 was saying but hopefully it was, "get off the seat hommie!"
  • 2 0
 Felt that tree at 1:14. What a POV
  • 1 0
 1.03 Dyfi (50 Hits). Saw this on Youtube during the week. Had my own Fail on Saturday there on the new Red.
  • 1 0
 This weeks episode of "Friday Fails" was brought to you by the letter, "O".
  • 2 0
 @1:42 superman to frame slap!!!
  • 1 0
 2:05 is my daughter all the time. Stay up the berm? Nope.
  • 1 0
 Great sound effects this week. You could hear the spokes spring loose.
  • 1 0
 2:03 shralpin' ain't easy
  • 1 0
 So many inconveniently place trees in mountain biking!
  • 1 0
 2:04 - Little kids don't fail - they just learn.
  • 1 0
 2:00 is a menace ripping berms apart, karma
  • 1 0
 At :41 that sounded like a happier ending than it looked.
  • 1 0
 00:48" Stubs! What up PNW? Wink
  • 1 0
 @2:45 - oioioi don´t drink and drive dude Big Grin
  • 1 0
 i think he broke that Ibis rear pivot @0:40
  • 1 0
 1:46 wonderful huck to flat on that fork!
  • 1 0
 Where do you submit Videos for Fri fails ?
  • 1 0
 aka How Not To Bike

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