Compound fracture. Round 1 of the Australian National Series 10/11.

Other angle with GORE:
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5966963/
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Compound fracture. Round 1 of the Australian National Series 10/11. Other angle with GORE: http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5966963/

107 Comments

  • + 104
 Jesus fucking christ that looks painfull.
  • + 6
 Is it a specialized factory rider?
  • + 307
 Demo's don't break. You do.
  • + 99
 2nd Knee Big Grin
  • + 7
 dave6797, sure is, he's an Australian Specialized Factory Rider, Adam Smithson.
  • + 3
 Ooooohhhh, that just looks painful to see.
  • - 35
flag nouser (Dec 17, 2010 at 17:16) (Below Threshold)
 The Demo frame is smashed!!!! Look, it's close to the shock... Sorry for my english
  • + 3
 @maiaproductions no it's not... it's the new demo, not the previous editions
  • + 8
 is it me or is the shock extension bent?
  • + 8
 @bxxer-rider - That was what i tried to say...
  • + 4
 thats how its supposed to be....

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5279862
  • + 7
 i know how its suppose to look, but from this angle it looks bent at the shock eyelet.
  • + 3
 ooo possibly. hard to tell if its just the angle or not
  • + 0
 It's not bent, the bike is perfectly fine.
  • + 2
 nah it's cool. the actual angles of the extension makes it look bent, but really, it's just machining
  • + 3
 Did the exact same break on my other leg last year. cast to my hip for 5 months ):
  • + 9
 i think its broken...
  • + 1
 man.... thats gotta hurt...
  • + 6
 That's your problem right there.
  • + 1
 Didn't expect this to get so many views or comments!
  • + 1
 haha. I would, this pictures a jem, you should make it an 8x10 glossy framed right on your wall!
  • + 8
 In soviet Russia, bike break you!
  • + 1
 I just thought his leg was damn short then i looked at the comments, and then though OMFG
  • + 1
 @ RobbyBriers : that was one funny comment lol
  • + 1
 I am probably going to hell for this but.... i'm trying to see if it's broken and there is a leg in the way now would you mind??? hehe... seriously it looks painfull man hope you get better soon!!! :-/
  • + 0
 happend to a guy in israel. bought a new demo and his first ride at his new demo he crashed after a few runs. broke his leg in the exact same place like this. those demos!
  • + 11
 More importantly, did you get footage of the crash!? Pleaaaaase say yes!
  • + 1
 Sure did, you can only just see him getting off balance, you don't see cleary what happens. Frown
  • + 10
 I think your leg is on wrong
  • + 6
 what kind of people fav this lol ?
  • + 7
 People who wanna see it again.
  • + 2
 Waylon,U just made my day,hahahaha...
  • + 1
 I try.
  • + 1
 That is gonna hurt in the morning son!!!!!.I haven't really been following Truvativs new range of cranx,but that bottom bracket loox proper bombproof.Very nice.
Gringo. Cry Nurse Beer
  • + 4
 ttsssss ohhhh ttsssss ohhhhhh tttssssss ohhhhhhh!!!!!!! fuck that gota hurt!
  • + 3
 I've seen exactly this (almost) happen to my bud. Quite an injury...long healing time. I hope you're back shredding soon my friend!
  • + 1
 don't worry guys its just one of those dual knee designs that specialized have designed for better stability during sprints....
  • + 1
 holy shit! hope its on the mend and goin well.....that looks sooo painful. i've done similar to my arm, but that looks worse!
  • + 3
 That is not looking good, ouch!!!.Any more pics??.
  • + 3
 OH dear lord
  • + 1
 Oh got for a second i thought it was his knee so i was like "Hmmmm Midget?" then i realized what i really was. That looks bloody painful
  • + 1
 i did my foot and ankle in 3 places 5 months of work that looks nasty !!
  • + 1
 damn, all i can see is the unprotected chainstays where his heels are/were rubbing.... use protection!
  • + 2
 Eek Shit the bed...... Something didn't go to plan by the looks of it ?
  • + 1
 did anyone else just think they were looking at a midgets leg the first time they saw this?
  • + 1
 That is one of the reason that i use my SHIN GUARD they prevent that.. sorry for the rider.i hope he get well soon.
  • + 2
 oOOoOoOo fack! get well soon man!
  • + 1
 thats exactly what mine looked like when i snapped mine. apart from the bone sticking out of mine:P
  • + 1
 just looked at the other picture was exactly like mine haha
  • + 2
 Oh fuck thats nasty you poor bastard get well soon mate who ever you are.
  • + 1
 lol, i sat here looking at it for a min thinking it was his knee'. then i realised "oh f*ck"
  • + 1
 Thats his arm.. His wrist is bent.
  • + 1
 what year did it happen i see date from 2010
  • + 1
 Happened November last year.
  • + 1
 ouch ouch ouch get well soon m8
  • + 1
 oh sweet baby jesuss!!!!!
  • + 1
 DAMM YOU GOT FUCKED UPPP!!
  • + 1
 state of the back swing arm
  • + 1
 uh f*ck it's so painful to just watch that... ope he's all right
  • + 1
 it looks like a midget leg
  • + 1
 i thought it was a midgets leg... then i saw the second knee.
  • + 1
 looks like a 2nd knee.. auch
  • + 1
 Holy crap that looks pain full!!!!!
  • + 1
 i think something is wrong.. haha. hope it heald up good..
  • + 1
 The bike's not bent, he is! *ouch ouch ouch ouch!*
  • + 1
 For A Minute There I Thought It Was His Knee
  • + 1
 i have broken my TIb/fib before. no fun at all!
  • + 1
 Strap it up, she'll be right.
  • + 1
 in soviet russia, bike breaks you!
  • + 1
 Crap... I wish you a swift recovery mate!
  • + 1
 shit..i heard about this...hope he heals up quickly
  • + 1
 thank god the bikes alright
  • + 2
 two knees??
  • + 1
 Thats what my mates arm looked like...
  • + 1
 this fuking isent funny Frown
  • + 1
 nice job mate, you'll be of mtb for a long time..
  • + 1
 at first I thought its a dwarf
  • + 1
 Yummmyyy
  • + 1
 i just threw up a bit
  • + 0
 o god i hope thats a joke and its your arm or sum shit
  • + 15
 Yes, an arm...with a shoe on it. Shakes head in your directions.
  • + 0
 nooo like he put it on as a trick but its cleary not ewwww
  • + 1
 Fuck that would hurt
  • + 1
 jesus christ help him!
  • + 1
 fuck !
  • + 1
 i was there its real
  • + 1
 ooooooooowch
  • + 1
 oh fuck
  • + 1
 Hey ty how did he do it?
  • + 1
 Landed too back wheeled, planted his foot to gain balance/not fall backwards, and when he did, that happened...
  • + 1
 FuCk!
  • + 0
 did anyone else notice the dented frame?
  • + 1
 ohh is jackass \m/
  • + 1
 auch!
  • + 0
 kinda looks fake but must feel real
  • + 2
 I don't even know how you can label this as fake.
  • + 1
 what? f***k men
  • + 1
 we need to be careful!!!
  • + 0
 ooooohhhhh :O
  • + 0
 cool
  • + 0
 What happened?
  • + 3
 he broke his legg Big Grin

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