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Didn't know this was already on PB, I didn't even know the guy was a user here. I apologize to Gerald ( http://gersandri.pinkbike.com/) for using this picture without his consent, I never meant for it to get so popular, I just wanted to share it with friends. :)

493 Comments

  • + 496
 Whered it go!?!
oh...

(and hes still on the front brake, whatta trooper tup )
  • + 152
 wheelie the rest of the track?
  • + 691
 Hopefully before the race he put on some degree:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHe6lljj_TQ&feature=related
  • - 201
flag alexnash (May 10, 2011 at 1:19) (Below Threshold)
 maybe he did wheelie the rest, but from the looks of things, he face planted very hard.
  • + 5
 I've seen a video of this. Its a race in Argentina. "Vairo" on the number plate is an argentine bikes brand...
  • + 111
 Here is the video of it, pretty savage:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_gKs35dos
  • + 19
 anyone for a second hand pair of '08 Travis? They can be delivered flatpacked....
By the look of the pic I've ridden worse on my hardtail! Awesome timing on the shutter buddy- good reactions!!
  • + 10
 i like how he's still looking at the track ahead Razz
  • + 4
 Have a cupp'a concrete and run the rest of the track (that's ofcourse if he can still feel his feet and see past the fork lube on his goggles)!!! SSSSHHHHIIITTTT!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 8
 hes just determined to win .. to bad the fork cant handle some lousy beating
  • + 19
 Thank f*ck he's ok, thanks iceman8 for posting the vid of it, savage crash but looks like he managed to roll out of it. Hate seeing pics like that without knowing whether the ride was ok or not, glad all's well. Epic fail for those forks!
  • + 58
 Manipoooooooooo.......
  • + 60
 Bit of duck tape will fix that?
  • - 2
 about to get a mouth full of oil and dirt! Smile
  • - 43
flag spoonyman (May 10, 2011 at 6:09) (Below Threshold)
 Thanks Twatipou!
  • - 54
flag spoonyman (May 10, 2011 at 6:11) (Below Threshold)
 Also, I am so glad The SRAM tech centre just called me to say they have my Boxxers and the service is going well!
  • + 63
 Is that the new ad for Manitou forks? If it is I'm sold!
  • - 54
flag ilikedh (May 10, 2011 at 7:36) (Below Threshold)
 no,the new manitou dorado pro got the stanchions on the lower part like a motocross fork and got 36mm stanchions.
  • + 3
 ive had that happen that sucks!
  • + 17
 I know it's been said already but as soon as I saw the name on the fork leg this didn't surprise me in the least Razz
  • - 6
flag superxi6 (May 10, 2011 at 8:13) (Below Threshold)
 hahahaha Razz
  • + 5
 thats what happens when you run manipoo :L
  • + 2
 wow
  • + 7
 and the selliing point for manitou travis' is well about 10 feet infront of him by the looks of it
  • + 3
 Putz, Que merda!!! Nightmare of every biker! lucky shot!!!
  • + 2
 oh shit!....
  • + 8
 MANI POO
  • + 79
 New slogan for Manitou...

"Manitou, crossing the line before you do Wink " Razz
  • + 2
 a carry on from the description ... it was a catastrophic failure when he bought manitou forks for DH
  • + 16
 Manitou's first POD haha Razz something tells me they didnt want this one, lmao
  • + 3
 see i would pay good money to see the look on that guys face when he saw his fork legs taking a walk (pun intended)
  • + 4
 never see that happen to fox or rockshox.
  • + 12
 front wheels are for the weak
  • + 1
 Men, what a nice view of my wheel!!!
  • + 3
 why stop to wash your goggles!
  • + 2
 oh course its a manitou
  • - 3
 *manipoo
  • - 24
flag bikeracer28 (May 10, 2011 at 18:28) (Below Threshold)
 ha, duz anyone else notice the oil shooting out from the stantion?
  • + 30
 Bikeracer28, no we didnt actually thanks for letting us know tips...
  • + 7
 dur da dur
  • + 5
 pic 1 second before fork snap www.pinkbike.com/photo/4210737
  • + 1
 so bad! you break your fork, faceplant, and then get covered in fork oil
  • + 2
 oh i see, the lowers slid right off. haha, how the f*ck does that happen?
  • + 6
 whoever invented duck tape has proabably made fortunes off of manipoo
  • - 1
 the Navy invented Duct tape and released it to the public way back when, they still use it to this day quite often and so do other forces. Sound like such a nerd.
  • + 4
 Thats one good way to bleed your brakes..... I think?
  • - 1
 get it done quickly if your impacient.
  • + 8
 forks are always so hard to service. however this one breaks open right down the middle for easy oil-changing and seal replacement
  • + 1
 mate, its all over no need to stay focused!
  • + 1
 @ ilikedh, just so you know they are called inverted forks.
  • + 1
 Surprised nobody noticed in the video but I think he needs to fire his mechanic. I don't think they broke, I think the lowers came off of the stanchions. Watch when they're taking the bike off the track.
  • + 1
 aw man! that happened to my 888 rc2x wc.
  • + 1
 Check out Vicoco's video too great slow motion in the end will have you cracking up
  • + 128
 Fork, I am disappoint.
  • + 21
 Vury, vury disappoint.
  • + 71
 Who needs a front wheel anyway
  • + 54
 huh thats wierd, that looks like my tire riding at about eye level....
  • + 19
 I don't think he needs to worry about using his front brake anymore....
  • + 2
 abs nob'd on
  • - 43
flag xAngryPiratex (May 10, 2011 at 0:06) (Below Threshold)
 oh dam i knew i should have gotten a new fork
  • + 20
 Manitou FTW
  • + 35
 This is a very extreme way to check the amount of wear on your tire mid race
  • + 26
 "who the f*cks this dude in front of m...oh."
  • + 87
 For fork sake....
  • + 4
 I love the way he is still trying to put the brakes on. Epid Shot this!
  • + 8
 That's Mani-Poo forks for ya..LOL
  • + 55
 Everyone else has said something along these lines: "No rider should have to deal with this..." unless they bought a Manitou fork, in which case they deserve it.
  • + 2
 yeah where is his brake hose?
  • + 2
 You expect the hose still to be attached to the caliper?
  • + 3
 this happened to me yesterday! knocked two front teeth out :C
  • + 2
 shit the bed! bad luck man! were they also manipoo's ? Razz
  • + 2
 I had a pair of those forks a couple of years back. They seriously suck ass! I didn't snap them like this poor fella, but they let me down time and time again with non-consistant performance. I have a nice scar from the final time I rode them Frown
  • + 10
 When you crash into your own front wheel you know your doing it wrong...
  • - 1
 snappage on daaat
  • + 3
 idkk why everyone is talking shit. yes manitous stuff from a few years ago was shit. but i haven't heard anything bad about the recent stuff.
  • + 2
 @ no-ah Well I have Razz Quite a lot of it a few comments up Razz
  • + 2
 Manipoo
  • + 3
 Anyone else think he looks like he's smiling? Probably because it means he can get some new forks...
  • + 1
 Are you serious ruari? You're wishing severe bodily injury and the possibility of death upon a person for buying a product you don't like? REAL f*cking classy.
  • + 6
 i think everyone who propped him understood that it was a bit of a joke, and he didnt really mean it?
  • - 2
 Very doubtful given the way he worded it.
  • + 5
 yeah but its not like you can read someones expressions through the internet.
  • + 1
 Pot meet kettle.
  • + 4
 True, but i couldnt imagine someone wishing on another persons misfortunes (especially a fellow rider), so i assumed he meant it in a light non offensive way.
  • - 1
 A bunch of other people did it in these comments alone, and people here aren't necessarily the most civil, there's some mean hate filled people on here, a lot of them. It's very disheartening.
  • + 5
 Like new for forsale.
  • + 61
 your fork is leaking pal
  • + 4
 his wheel is a bit loose aswell! he should be carefull, it could end dangerously
  • + 1
 Dad! i want Manitou forks for christmas...They shoot out shiny stuff!!!
  • + 55
 that'll buff out.
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  • + 22
 what did that acomplish?
  • + 10
 he cut n pasted it... clever guy... lol
  • + 3
 it's art.
  • + 7
 its sexy, it appeals to 2 of my 3 favorite things, money and girls. but its missing a bike.
  • + 16
 I am of the photo I am Gerald Sandri, in Argentine championship 2009, I leave a Link them so that they can enter and see picture by picture as travis were broken. Greetings to all fans. Gerald Sandri
  • + 2
 JAJJAJAJAJAJAJA!!! GRANDE FARAAAA!!!....
  • + 9
 Looks like someone from New Zealand pinched a photo. Not cool
  • + 5
 Bien ahí, los creditos al fotografo y al rider que corresponde!!!
Neoselandés muerto!! jaja
  • + 2
 I like how the kids on here are saying you deserved to crash like that for using that fork, such low class people. Looks like you got away from that wreck relatively unscathed.
  • + 3
 Hey Gerald This was posted on a thread, and the link didn't direct you to Pinkbike, so I wasn't sure if it was on here. I posted it to show my friends, and ALL credit goes to you and the photographer. I did not anticipate this getting POD, and I apologize for any inconvenience caused. Great crash, though.
  • + 5
 hello friend, this all well! you did not cause any incomveniente to us. It was a great fall and a photo removed at the moment just. Greetings
  • + 19
 Holy crap! I got a POD!
  • + 4
 Reeeeepost!
  • + 2
 You mean, I stole someone else's photo and called it my own.
  • + 3
 yeah its fucking lame. i hate when pinkbike doesnt give the right person credit for POD's
  • + 14
 For Sale, Manitou Travis 08 Forks, minor damage to stanchions, lowers and crown. Buyer will also receive a slightly soiled pair of Calvins.
  • + 1
 Nice buddy!
  • + 15
 Not the first manitou I've seen like that: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYxEemzhCOA
  • - 48
flag WAKIdesigns (May 10, 2011 at 0:04) (Below Threshold)
 c'mon man, that could have happened to Fox40 easily, some people some situations are just... meant to be... it's easy to stigmatize cheap products. My friend just tested Suntour Durolux and sees pretty much no difference between that and his Fox Float 180 costing 6 times more. Even internals are the same.
  • + 29
 so your saying that a suntour durolux is pretty much a fox fork in disguise?
  • + 8
 ahhhh WAKI mate he obviously has not taken them both apart yet...
  • - 16
flag gavlaa (May 10, 2011 at 3:31) (Below Threshold)
 DO NOT BUY MANITOU FORKS!!! I'd rather go rigid....
  • - 2
 the internals of a durolux and a fox are nothing alike at all. And manitous do indeed suck i had my lower fall off in the air once, that was fun.
  • + 6
 yea take the new manitou circus fork out for a spin...then tell me manitou sucks
  • + 1
 I've taken it out. The proof manitous are no good is they make something then ditch it the next year. So everyone with a couple year old manitou when they need parts they need a new fork. Other companies at least make their parts retrofitable to older models even if they ditched that technology. Plus how many other forks have you seen the lowers fall off on. theres 3 cases above my post alone for manitou
  • + 1
 HAHA just because its a sealed cartridge doesn't mean they are the same...
  • + 1
 what brand of bike is it
  • + 1
 jagarcia my teacher had a 07 marzocchi all moutain they dont make parts for it anymore. also the new owners still sell travis parts. f tard
  • + 2
 no surprise on the marzo, and not sure what point you're trying to make there with the travis comment. they make parts for up to 5 years for old forks, but you can't drop new technology in, rockshox and fox you can replace your blown damper with their newest nicest ones with ease-supporting existing existing customers instead of f***ing em and trying to sell a new fork. f tard
  • - 1
 i bought new parts for my travis. you suck. just like boxxers
  • + 3
 Again- 5 years your travis is within 5 years. But whatever suit yourself. I form my opinions on 8 years of industry experience. My experience is that about 90% of manitou and Marz owners who come in with issues get told by the manufacture they need a new fork, fox and rockshox only about 5%. Hopefully you have better luck, but based on ther track record i doubt you will.
  • + 10
 This photo was taken by Mario Tizón in the Argentine Championship.
This is the original post
www.pinkbike.com/photo/4200810

And this is the video of the crash!!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_gKs35dos

The raider is Gerardo "fara" Sandri.
  • + 3
 grande Mariano defienda lo nuestro!!!
  • + 1
 If you look around some people are laughing; what at I'm not sure cause that's an I'm f*ked moment for sure!
  • + 5
 how can a repost photo be POD?
  • + 2
 agreed with rmx1!!
  • + 7
 Why buy one of those personal misters when you can get a triple clamp fork? I heard they're designed to break like that so right before you hit the ground, you at least get a nice bath of cool oil on your face to make the fall a whole lot more refreshing.
  • + 1
 hahahahah
  • + 7
 the original photo is in argentine¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡not in new zeland¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ my dear friend gerard sandri¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡this photo was 2 years ago¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
  • + 1
 dude he said it was in argentina. quit freakin bro
  • + 6
 unbelievable capture..! hope you bought a lotto ticket after this.. and sorry for that dude! those are the worst kinds of crashes to be had.. i bet he still has no idea whats going on ..
  • + 7
 Shame it was someone else's pic.
  • + 3
 It happens to Boxxers, it happens to Zokes... Big deal. All the haters don't know the history of this guys fork. How many times has he wrecked on it, sent it ragdolling end over end, etc... Fatigue happens, the more you stress it, the more likely it is to break. Random catastrophic failure happens as well... Nothing on earth is built to not fail.
  • + 3
 Hey now, don't rain on our fanboi parade. That's not nice.
  • + 1
 what about chuck norris?Big Grin
  • + 2
 Yes, because of this i ride Fox 40...
  • + 7
 looks like Mani-Two!!
  • + 3
 a bit of a poor show that a repost is getting POD if i was the original photographer id be rather pissed off
i recon this is the original... www.pinkbike.com/photo/4200810


Ace pik though
  • + 3
 no amount of body armor can prepare a guy for this...good thing he's wearing goggles, warning, fork oil may cause temporary blindness!!!
  • + 5
 That fullface helmet just paid for itself...
  • + 4
 this pic is in argentina.. I was there when it blew the travis, is Gerardo Sandri the rider
  • + 4
 I hope he's got some emergency cable ties so he can hold all that shit back together again!
  • + 1
 this is an awesome photo. rare in fact. how many photos like these do you see? timing is perfect. look at get snapped and the oil just spewing all over. the rider still intent on riding, i bet he hasn't a clue what happened yet coz everything went too fast.

manitou travis eh? good thing their dorado's are built tough. i've tried their XC forks, the skareb and the R7 and its just too skinny and it flexed a lot of times when pushed hard.
  • + 1
 The Intrinsic Damped Travis suffered from this problem, after a run at Ft Bill there was so much pressure in mine that it had 1" of travel available and was full of air pressure somehow. I had to leave the fork upside down for 20 minutes before thinking of another run..
  • + 4
 rider: so what's the problem?
mech: oh theree it is...
rider: what?
mech: you're riding a manitou
  • + 1
 hahahahahahahaha!
  • + 1
 HEY dudes for more insane crashes ceck this www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDG646cplrg&feature=related for some hilarious fails, thats gonna cost a lot in repairs...... Razz
  • + 1
 that is the most perfect cash photo i have ever seen ... absolutely perfect timing :') just as the font wheel and lower leg of the fork is flying into your face and your stantions dig into the ground... love it Big Grin
  • + 2
 And he walked away from it. Never knew a set of forks could fail in such a violent way. I'm glad I am rollin on Fox forks on my Raleigh...
  • + 1
 ok, "IF" this was real then i am for sure never buying manitou again.... but seriously, what are the chances this would happen let alone someone actually getting a shot of it on film.... not likely
  • + 1
 well i just watched that vid so maybe it is real... so what the mechanics rebuilt the forks incorrectly?? he wasnt even doing anything huge... i had the travis' on my trek session too they were decent
  • + 3
 Stolen shot as POD? ... poor form. Great shot, but when the person doesn't know the track name it's gotta get you thinking.
  • + 0
 Intrepid weight weenie downhiller goes to extreme lengths to trim lbs from his rig.

"Yeah, I know it's got no front suspension, or front brakes, or, erm, a front wheel, but this thing weighs like 28lbs and I don't even have any carbon on here."
  • + 1
 At least they don't break. Is possible that the the technician or whoever didn't tighten the bolts below the fork. I hope to see manitou create some very decent forks like the ninetees to two thousand.
  • + 2
 OH SHIT!!! This guy must have been really upset about the fork oil on his disc...
  • + 3
 glad i bought a set of monsters insted of travis last month then
  • + 2
 lovin' the way he still looks pinned for the next corner like his forks havn't just snapper or anything
  • + 1
 it was his fault, he left the nuts on the bottom of the fork that keep the lowers and stanchions/internals connected off. yes its tragic, but think befoe you act. cheers
  • + 3
 "houston we have a problem"
  • + 3
 I saw this happen. He rode it out. Lol jk he got owned
  • + 1
 I thought it was a huge bottom out! Until I saw the vid...he must have raced with a craked fork for a loooong time! Big Grin Nasty pic!
  • + 1
 Like an ejection seat of a fighter plane, this fork will eject itself when it sensed a big rock that it can't handle. Jockingly..
  • + 1
 this exact shot on youtube ,lol damn i own a manitou , now im not sure about it anymore , www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_gKs35dos
  • + 1
 have the same fork but TPC+ and 2007.
  • + 2
 hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • + 1
 Based on the video , that could've broke at a much more dangerous time. He should feel lucky..... it could have been much much worse.
  • + 3
 I hate the say it, but that's old manitous for ya....
  • + 3
 forkinell.
  • + 2
 IM LOV THIS GUY !!
look hes buy new travis Big Grin
www.pinkbike.com/photo/6659145
Big Grin
  • + 2
 he's just going to dig a tunnel to the end line
  • + 3
 pod?
  • + 2
 DAMN...big crash.. Muy fea la caida..me acuerdo cuando la vi en BTT.
  • + 1
 at least he got a nice oil bath before eating dirt, tire and shock fluid =D
  • + 1
 That's a half-decade old fork KIDS, do your homework. The new Manitou doesn't even make that fork. LOL PB KIDS--
  • + 1
 and now u know why !!!
  • + 2
 one of the many reasons to never buy a manitou
  • + 3
 lol manitou
  • + 1
 ok, that must be frustrating. but i'd get even more pissed if i had to degrease my brakes later.
  • + 1
 wounder what he was thinking at this moment, probs, why did i bye these folks cause now im gona hit the floor
  • + 2
 I think your wheel fell off bud.
  • + 1
 what is he going to be thinking at this moment in time ??!!! What a muppet !!!!
  • + 1
 I think he is looking for the next sick line so snipe , Props man way to keep it race! +100 000
  • + 2
 great PR for manitou haha Razz
  • - 1
 Yup, they make a shitty fork.
  • + 1
 Bumboclot give this man a new fork manitou you pack of wankers. Have seen too much of this with manitou forks.
  • + 1
 I know this probably hurt alot, but the only that comes to mind when seeing this is: LMFAO! Big Grin
  • + 2
 hey if you're reaally quick you can catch it and put it back on
  • + 2
 did someone steal this pic, I saw this way more than 4 days ago?
  • + 1
 Same thing happened to a friend of mine on a manitou dorado. I'm not very trusting in manitou....
  • + 1
 lucky he was okay, thanks for posting that vid iceman now i know what it looks like when a fork exlodes
  • + 2
 damn!!! got merkkkeddd!!!
  • + 2
 must survive now by drinking my own piss
  • + 1
 never seen so many comments on one picture in PB! :O wow, thats what i call the MONEY $HOT! :O
  • + 1
 A good example of someone who doesnt know how to maintain a bike proper Facepalm
  • + 1
 he should celebrate really. he can now put his forks in a small square box :L
  • + 2
 now slogan for Manitou: Manitou, crosses the finish line befor you do
  • + 2
 shows the quality you get when you buy manitou
  • + 2
 can you say... rock shock? haha
  • + 1
 i know my fork was at a low psi but should my wheel be this close to my face?
  • + 2
 almost wish i dint see this i have the same fork ahh!
  • + 1
 anyone know what helmet he is wearing? if they do could you mail me the name and make of it please
  • + 1
 when the wheel and fork floating infront of him,he might be thinking '' Hey how on earth could that be there.....hoho
  • + 1
 gersandri.pinkbike.com/album/carrera-Los-Cocos this is the ORIGINAL PIC!! and ORIGINAL photographer!
  • + 1
 anyone know what helmet he is wearing? if they do could you mail me the name and make of it please
  • + 1
 i can imagine first few miliseconds, when you see this: wtf, who put this piece of garbage to race track????
  • + 1
 Dit is regtig pret praat in Afrikaans, want niemand kan verstaan ​​dat jy
  • + 1
 wow that was almost me. the store said that would have happened if i diddent get a new fork.
  • + 2
 Nothing duck tape won't fix! Lol
  • + 2
 Holy shit, best ever, just because
  • + 1
 lets get back on the bike...

oh the forks have gone. fork sake!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_gKs35dos
  • + 0
 HOW CAN THIS HAPPEND Frown ?

Holly f*ck, why should we spend thousnad of €€€€, then after this appens ?

OMG
Just Disapointed
  • + 2
 put a tampon in there to stop the leaking
  • + 1
 This is the result of POOR MAINTENANCE!

And no wonder they are called manipoo! :s
  • + 1
 used manitou, just rebuilt, feels solid, small crack but nothing to worry about
  • + 1
 @kingofspades, your stupid it doesnt matter what kind of bike it is, it was his fork that broke
  • + 1
 i hate this fork it sucks it is crap i brakes if this dosnt prove its crap nothing dos
  • + 2
 ^ thats what happens when you buy a manitou
  • + 1
 lowers fell off on me on a marzochi drop off, no pun intended, i wish this upon no one
  • + 2
 Its good to know his brake cable is stronger that his lowers
  • + 3
 Can you Dig it ?
  • + 2
 "im pulling the front brake but i dont seem to be slowing down"
  • + 1
 Why run brakes at all when u cud just trench ur stantions into the ground
  • + 2
 Is this not a repost?
Where is the original image.
  • + 1
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/4200810 i think this is th original i have seen it a couple of times on pb though
  • + 1
 ya thats a good advetisment for those forks that must have taken some serious impact
  • + 2
 is the front part of the bike ment to come offf lmao Wink
  • + 2
 at least he wore a helmet Smile
  • + 3
 Forkin hell
  • + 2
 gnarly dude! talk about having your camera out at the right time..
  • + 1
 omg so old photo...can´t believe that after that years it could be a POD on pinkbike, hahahaha!
  • + 2
 you need a bit of T-cut on that pal
  • + 2
 Esa foto es en Argentina....ladrones.....
  • + 1
 guessing the brake hose snapped then as well woops going to hurt in about 10seconds
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 injured AND covered in fork oil.
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 At least he smells nice now, haha
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 This guy will have nice flight through the bars ;D
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 That happened in Argentina, the rider Gerardo "Fara " Sandri. Personal friend. jejejejejejejeje ....
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 ALWAYS ALWAYS inspect a bike before a ride/race. Hope you are ok.
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 YEAHHHH Downhill is HARD!
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 jajajajajaaj
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 Where in Welly is this? Wasn't in the Mt Vic super D was it?
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 That fork shoulda had a V8!!
  • + 1
 well shit theres your problem..!
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 haha, Manitou just lost some sales Razz
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 NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 hardcore style right there
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 Lmao this shit is BANANAS! Awesome!
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 that will just buff right out
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 O.o OW!... Dolor! ! ! !......
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 hope that oil was cherry flavor !!!!
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 GET LIT!...also did all the cables snap too?
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 Now I really don't trust the manitou travis.
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 umm, he is about to follow that wheel... pretty sure, just a guess
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 that is supposed to happen right?
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 There's ya problem!!!!!!!!
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 And thats why I always say..Buy fox
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 ROCKSHOX!!!!!
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 rock shox boxxers for dh, i like the tora for xc, cuz it works really well and isnt super expensive. and if u dont ride boxxers for dh, u better ride fox 40's or be cheap like me and ride drop of triples.
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 or shivers thos are heavy duty!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Thats what you get for buying Mani'poo
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 you gotta love manitou hahahahahahahaha
  • + 1
 haha brake cable stronger than the fork itself
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 that is a total brown trouser moment there
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 oh shit!!! WHEELIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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 hey I am your wheel ;]
what's up ? ;d
  • + 1
 nice pic man that sick lol hope u ok tho
  • + 0
 Yeah I'll stick with Fox and Marzocchi lol. I broke a fork in bmx on a very ramp and holy shit was that a hard slam
  • - 1
 @iceman8 (and others)... that video can't be of this crash. In the vid the stanchions remain on the bike. In this photo it doesn't look like there's anything left.
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 yard sale!!!!
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 thats what you get for riding manitou
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 That is why manatou sucks
  • + 1
 Now thats a day ruiner, hope your ok man, what a gnarly shot
  • + 2
 someone needs duct tape
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 manitu does it again
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 Manitou is now officially going out of business, lol.
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 Holly SHIT ! Freaking Manitou suck
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 it's nice to see your frount wheel in frount off you Smile
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 that is why you do the smart thing and buy fox 40s like i did
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 how did he snap his forks!!!!! lol
  • + 1
 why you dont by cheap forks lol!!!
  • + 1
 I don't know if it's just me, but he looks like he is grinning
  • + 5
 he is grinning cause he knows the forks are still under warranty Razz
  • + 1
 Someone give the poor guy a tear off!
  • + 1
 no rider should ever have to ride a manitou
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 and no tear-offs...........
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 im sure thats perfectly fine
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 he's like "oh hey how'd you get there ?'
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 this happened to me once....many....many stitches
  • + 1
 How many inch of travel was that?
  • + 1
 that would suck beond coprehencion
  • + 1
 Holy shit! That's a bad day.
  • + 1
 and thats why i dont ride manitou
  • + 1
 keep your hands on the brakes, your a team player
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 Thank god that rider is wearing goggles Wink
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 Check my profile pod for my snapped manitou's Smile !
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 lol nice crop, and nice picture ;D
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 thats gonna forking hurt!!
  • + 1
 what do you think is going throw his head???
  • + 1
 hummmm manitou fork ...


it isn't a good ad for us ^^
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 Manipoo
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 wouldnt it be funny if his name come up as quickest time lol Wink
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 wouldnt it be funny if his name came up as quickest time lol ;p
  • + 1
 just seen this man thats bad
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 WILSON!!!!!!!!!!jajajajajajajaja POD!!! Big Grin
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 Not good for business........
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 looks like fox has a new ad picture to use
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 Cannot get more loose than that. ^^
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 wow. Razz atleast he's still on the bike
  • + 1
 if i had a nickle for every time that happened...
  • + 1
 At least his oil is freshy fresh Big Grin
  • - 1
 manitou use water, cheaper, like the rest of the fork Wink
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 this is the moment that you know you are FUCKED.
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 um...ducttape?Smile
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 ha ha ha ha haha hah ahav
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 Bet he is like who jizzed in my face!
  • + 1
 this picture has tons of comments!! I want to see what happens after..
  • + 1
 forks snap all the time its not just manitous.
  • + 1
 is that hydoaulic fluid spewing ?
  • + 1
 thats the reason why i will never buy a manitou forks Razz
  • + 1
 Whoa! Heart in mouth moment!
  • + 1
 ultra weight saving forks! +1!
  • + 1
 taken a wheel to the face!!!!!!! NICE...
  • + 2
 Epic Big Grin
  • + 1
 Nothing better then the taste of fork oil in the mornin!
  • + 1
 ^ completly irrelevent to the POD
  • + 1
 this is an old pod ha.. but still very good
  • + 1
 sick POD ;p Best crash I even seen
  • + 1
 ive alway's wondered what a tyre burn across the face would be like...
  • + 2
 manipoo
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 I'm glad I don't have a Manitou any more!
  • + 1
 ok well that looks like it might have hurt
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 i may be crazy but i don't think thats water coming off the front wheel.
  • + 1
 his first thought "will be hurt"
  • + 1
 Manitou strikes again.Great picture quality,and for sure,POD.
  • + 1
 hope it doesn't hurts...Frown
  • + 1
 Crazy!
Why does the video look like it's from World Ware II?
  • + 2
 Miazga Smile
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 When This guy gets to this part of the race thats where you start running
  • + 1
 Manitou sucks... pour men, ride Marzocchi!
  • + 1
 lol marzocchi is the biggest crap iv'e ever touch.... this fork dosn;t work it was swiming.... and broke on flat grount like my friend xD
  • + 0
 Marzocchi = Crap? Please go fast to a hospital near you, you are not saying right things
  • + 1
 is it low qvality of manitu?
  • + 1
 dam sucks to be you haveing that great big fall
  • + 1
 WTF............ great shot.....
  • + 1
 He is my friend!!!!! LOL!!!
  • + 0
 Was your friend!
  • + 1
 saludos para mi amigo locopocha!!!! jajaajja
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 Jajajajaja... No, still alive!
  • + 1
 Karaka, pakabah com cidadao!
  • + 1
 that not going to end well !
  • + 1
 woow..nice timing taking this pic..hehe..
  • + 1
 he just got merced shitless theres no shit left
  • + 1
 manitou forks what can i say
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 (In ECW Arena crowd voice)

HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
  • + 1
 jajajajajajajaj
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 Holy crap, that is brutal!
  • + 1
 Would love to see a video Smile haha great shot
  • + 2
 szkoda chlopaka Big Grin
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 Now that is a POD!! He's so forked.
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 that's what you pay for a manitou dual crown fork eh...
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 Hmmm no surprise there then.....
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 pulling his front brake isntt gonna help much here! haha
  • + 2
 YARD SALE!!!
  • + 1
 oh man that must have sucked, hope the riders okay though
  • + 1
 bit of duck tape will fix tht lol
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 Good recognition for manitou Razz
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 Manitoouuuuuuuu!
FcK* Broken!
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 It seems like the guy is laughing. Look carefully! I know I wouldn`t be..
  • + 1
 I would definitely laugh to see my work in front of me before landing. Just need enough time to enjoy the view, haha
  • + 1
 of course it's a manitou... I'd rather ride a drop off triple!
  • + 1
 Was it serviced by Trident !
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 Monster love! Wink
  • + 1
 ur doin it wrong
  • + 1
 this is brutul..
  • + 1
 he mast have a avanti
  • + 1
 travis?
  • + 1
 HOLY SHIT howd u do that
  • + 1
 Heads Up!! Wink
  • + 1
 That is incedible!
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 eyes of a tiger
  • + 1
 squirt Fork hahaha
  • + 0
 Theres no time to be on the floor in the middle of a race...
  • + 1
 Good; d
  • + 0
 Holy shit, ouch town, population you bro! That had to hurt
  • + 1
 on jeszcze hamuje Big Grin
  • + 1
 Epic Fail
  • + 1
 opps
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 Bummer!
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 what a cool backflip
  • + 1
 photo deals...
  • + 1
 manitou is not crap
  • + 1
 They are sik!, All of you wankers that hate manitou, i ride some circus experts 130mm and honestly there is nothing at all i would want different
  • - 1
 THis is why you buy a FOX! great concentration but he doesn't even know what happened yet...
  • + 1
 ;o OMG !!!
  • + 1
 FAIL !!
  • + 1
 Total fail
  • + 1
 Holy crap!
  • + 1
 Ale urwal! Big Grin Dobre
  • + 1
 oh godd, poor guyy
  • + 1
 aaight!
  • + 1
 :O :O :O :O :O
  • + 1
 Herbie Goes Bananas
  • + 1
 what fork is that?
  • + 2
 Manitou Travis... They don't make it anymore, for obvious reasons.
  • + 1
 manofpoo
  • + 1
 SHIT o.0
  • + 1
 :O holy shit !
  • + 1
 two words. FACE PLANT!!!
  • + 1
 he fell
  • + 1
 buy a fox.
  • + 1
 the next purchase can be a Fox 40 or 888
  • - 1
 dont buy 888....
  • + 0
 its me or its the fluid go out of the brake disc
  • + 0
 It's all that nasty Manitou fork oil.. I'd give $100 to whoever could find his fork seals!
  • + 1
 WOW
  • + 1
 fogo ke sena ....
  • + 1
 manitou...
  • + 1
 GEEZUS!!
  • + 1
 thaat must of felt great
  • + 1
 shit
  • + 1
 OOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGG
  • + 1
 bayan!
  • + 1
 Fork sled mode activate!
  • + 1
 kurwa ja pierdole...
  • - 1
 wow! someone did some serious photoshopping on it cuz its actually a printscreen from the video which is in like 240p Big Grin
  • + 1
 Money three.....
  • + 1
 Good day :-DD
  • + 1
 hahahaa best pic ever Big Grin
  • + 1
 esh
  • + 1
 What The Hell???
  • + 0
 pfft. its not like he needed it anyways
  • + 1
 lol, digger
  • + 1
 OOOOOH FORK!
  • + 1
 Oh crap thats not good!
  • + 1
 lol
  • + 1
 big shit men :O
  • + 1
 He's fairly screwed!!!
  • + 0
 that will teach you for using manitou forks
  • + 1
 Surprise
  • + 1
 is it a kona!
  • + 1
 SHIT!!!!
  • + 1
 THIS IS GONNA HURT!!!!!
  • + 1
 That sucks
  • + 1
 u gotta be kidin me!!!
  • + 1
 haha its epic Smile
  • + 1
 txii ja me aconteceu
  • + 1
 FHL! (F**k His Life)
  • + 1
 wowww
  • + 1
 cr*p!
  • + 1
 haha is he smiling?
  • + 1
 i bet that hurt Wink
  • + 1
 OMG!!!
  • + 1
 MANIPOOS!
  • + 1
 perfect timing...
  • + 1
 SURPRISE
  • + 1
 ha.... brilliant!
  • + 1
 lol Razz
  • + 1
 Woops....
  • + 1
 uh-oh...
  • + 1
 manitou. nuff said
  • + 0
 oh shit.
  • - 1
 And the moral of the story is don't use manitou forks....
  • + 0
 That's not true. They were always good, and they have stepped up their game even more, eg. Circus, new Dorado, etc. This could have happened to any other fork.
  • + 4
 yeah id say that the moral of this story is~ re-new your race equiptment more often and take note of the creaking front end!! Poor dude.
  • - 8
flag jawnor (May 10, 2011 at 0:56) (Below Threshold)
 could have happened to any other fork... BUT DIDN'T!
  • + 2
 It has and will happen to other forks. I've seen the Dorado. It's sweet and I doubt this is likely to happen to it.
  • + 1
 travis is working better than dorado, my friend have dorado and travis and it saind never Travis did not replace for anything elseSmile everyone who have Travis does not want to change it.
  • - 2
 Well it's in NZ so he's still on the REAR brake... Smile I have a feeling this was the fate of most Manitou Travis'. Razz
  • - 1
 it was a manitou piece of crap !
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 Why -2 ? You are totaly right, dude! What a crap fork!
  • - 1
 Demanda a Manitou....o a tu mecanico !
  • + 2
 jajajajaja no es necesario demandar a nadie jejejej, por suerte la gente de Manitou lo reconocieron y me mandaron una nueva!!!
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