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  • + 127
 WOW! Look at those bars bend!
  • + 27
 flexy flexy flex
  • + 40
 wow didnt notice that im surprized they didnt snap
  • + 45
 Freakin' beast!. I believe this is a true bottom out.
  • + 4
 if thats not a true bottom out i would hate to see what is. off a drop like that at the rampage, it would of hurt
  • + 31
 So glad to see that they bent and not snapped - could have been worse. Good to see him shredding again right after Rampage.
  • + 1
 Could not agree more!
  • - 15
flag Luv-To-Fly (Dec 16, 2010 at 22:54) (Below Threshold)
 i cant believe he didnt ditch?
  • - 8
flag NZMtbBoi (Dec 16, 2010 at 22:58) (Below Threshold)
 of course he ditched lol, look at the last pic...
  • + 32
 From that height it's better to hold on and use the bikes travel...other wise it's like willingly jumping off a 4 story building...not smart haha
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flag Coburn (Dec 17, 2010 at 0:44) (Below Threshold)
 that's why you run 6061 bars and not 7000 series, they're softer.
  • + 19
 if the bars didn't bend he probably would have broken his wrist.
  • + 20
 When in doubt, dismount.
  • + 3
 not to mention his front tire looks like a hot knife in butter...sliced Eek
  • + 8
 equipment is performing beautifully! Thats why bikes should always be made out of ductile materials, unlike carbon.
  • + 3
 thats my frame! I was worried about it holding up on me Big Grin
  • + 36
 Gosh... watch out for some "barely used handlebars" on buy/sell...
  • + 4
 i simply don't understand how how arms stayed straight longer than his handlebars... this pic is insane, props to buehler
  • + 1
 umm, is that possible?
  • + 2
 wow, flexy bars, flexy forks, what next??? Razz
  • + 3
 I'm actually surprised at how little those forks are flexing, since they're inverted and have no bracing...speaks well for manitou I suppose
  • + 3
 Do keep in mind, that where the inverted fork will tend to flex is side to side, fore and aft on them is actually typically stiffer than traditional style fork assemblies. I cant wait to try out that fork next year!
  • - 13
flag D1rtJumper (Dec 21, 2010 at 16:48) (Below Threshold)
 His rear shock isnt even completely bottomed out lol
  • + 16
 probaly beacause his back wheel hasnt hit the ground?
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flag guy38 (Dec 21, 2010 at 18:35) (Below Threshold)
 that or hes put a shit load of air in it
  • + 2
 he landed front first that propelled him forward
  • - 2
 ^umm..Duh?
  • + 3
 What bars is he running?
  • - 4
flag briandiener (Jan 10, 2011 at 15:48) (Below Threshold)
 i would want to kill myself if i missed a landing like that by only 4 ft. cuz i would no that just 2 more pedals and i wouldve had it
  • + 5
 he didnt pedal, the calculation is on the brakes
  • + 1
 he has balls of titanium!
  • + 1
 I'm pretty impressed that he menaged to bend his bars without breaking/hurting his arms. That's bones vs metal.
  • + 29
 sometimes its really unbelievable what bikes can stand!
  • + 5
 i second that
  • + 29
 I think it's more unreal what the human body can with stand
  • + 4
 well we evolved the bikes like this so they can stand what a human can stand....or something like that Smile
  • + 1
 Hahah good one, agreed!
  • + 11
 jeezz! those bars! and look how stiff he is!
  • + 40
 ..thats what shee said.. hehe
  • + 3
 nice^^
  • + 0
 Good one agreed!
  • + 6
 Is a bar bend a new trick?
  • + 6
 i'm surprised the wheel is still in one piece!
  • + 2
 jeah what kind of wheels are they?
  • + 1
 as soon as i seen it i thought that too, Need to get me a set of those... Smile
  • + 7
 big tittes
  • + 2
 this just proves that bars should be changed at least once a year, the amount of stress they go through is unreal!
  • + 1
 if your doing drops that big all the time i agree hahha
  • + 2
 How about a steel handlebar? would it be better or worst? What do you think guys?
  • + 5
 A steel bar,likely would have succumb to plastic deformation, versus the elastic deformation undergone by the aluminum. meaning; A steel bar would have remained bent downwards after the initial force applied. I love engineering!
  • + 3
 i hope you realize that they did not bend back after that.
  • + 1
 I guess the point I was trying to make was that had he been running a steel bar his hands would have been down by his f. axle vs. where they did end up, unless he's running a Renthal mx bar,he likely exceeded that bar's expected yield by 10x
  • + 1
 got to love engineering too! i just understanded all that you said Big Grin
  • + 1
 oh ya for sure. i've see aluminum shear though. that is pretty rad photo. i wonder how close he was to snapping them from a physical properties sort of standpoint.
  • + 1
 Yeah, and steel bars weigh a fair bit more too dont they?
  • + 1
 For sure,To "find" a steel bar with comparable strength, it would probably have to be a solid bar(boat anchor!) or some kind of hardened tool steel,making it no longer cost effective. I suspect in the next 5-10 years however, we may start to see more steel components with the advent of "nano" technology, seeing how aluminum is extremely expensive to produce and there seems to be tons and tons of steel out there already., Keep shreddin' bro!
  • + 1
 Never the less, rampage seems to be a exceptional proving grounds for components and riders alike. Again, Congrats to Cam Zink, and all other riders for putting it all on the line!
  • + 5
 @MattHoffman how may a steel bar need to be solid to equal the strength of an aluminum bar, being steel a material with a yield strength higher than aluminum?? your right that it will be heavier, BUT, a steel of the same dimensions of an aluminum one will be far more strong. Your talking out of your ass about something you dont really know.
  • + 0
 It says "it would probably have to be a solid"...maybe you should work on your weak ass reading skills instead of running your mouth.
  • - 1
 Do the math buddy, just because you can use a drill press does not mean anything, oh and if you ran a good fork in the first place you wouldn't need to change everything, get bent!
  • + 1
 I did my "math" and youre talking out of your ass, when you study some materials resistance and stuff, call me back.
  • + 1
 Steel and high grade aerospace aluminum both have a very similar yield strength. it's the tensile strength on steel that is a bit higher. Which means a steel and aluminum bar would've both bent.
  • + 2
 looks like one of those retro motorbikes with the bent handlebars, crazy
  • + 0
 I had a set of RF Atlas bars and I could feel major flex the first time I rode them after the second ride I put my Sunlines back on
  • + 14
 wow man, that was a great story.
  • + 4
 cool story bro!
  • + 12
 Must be fat
  • + 3
 la vache!!!!
  • + 1
 Does anyone know what Bar that is..??
  • + 1
 he rides race face so atlas fr bars i think ....?
  • + 1
 yeh.. thats what i thought... but iv never seen an atlas bend..
  • + 3
 Atlas FR yes. Those bars are tough so I think most others would have snapped in half.
  • + 1
 i managed to bend a set i had but raceface replaced them and ive had no bother with the new ones since! there a really good handlebar.
  • + 1
 i ride a set aswel so ... really good bars =D
  • + 1
 does anyone have a vid on this????
  • + 1
 are those rims mtx or ADD
  • + 1
 Wicked timing on the shot.
  • + 1
 sick. resist test. tup Smile
  • + 1
 hahaha
  • + 1
 Big Grin Big Grin FLEXY
  • + 1
 nice flat bars Smile )
  • + 1
 Beennd
  • + 1
 O_O!! VR-3 test?
  • + 1
 adeus guidão ..
  • + 1
 omg raped
  • + 1
 WOOOOW :O
  • + 1
 baam haha
  • + 1
 Fuck! That's crazy!
  • + 1
 ouch!!!! =S
  • + 0
 wtf,the Hbar is bent!what Hbar is that?
  • + 0
 ha ha Why is this not POD.
  • + 1
 POD
  • + 1
 bar bend or what!
  • + 1
 Wo !
  • + 1
 woooo amazing
  • + 1
 bend the handlebars?
  • + 1
 SHIT lol
  • + 1
 holly shiT!!!
  • + 1
 OMG
  • + 1
 haha
  • + 0
 Bottom out Eek
  • + 0
 no shit, smart ass!
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