Friday Fails #50 - The Best Mountain Bike Fails of the Year

Dec 28, 2018 at 15:06
by Pinkbike Originals  

Oh man, do we have a treat for you! It’s time for the Best Mountain Bike Fails of the Year! Selected from our weekly fails video, this is 2018's cream of the crop.


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals




110 Comments

  • + 145
 I'de love to see the same edit with a 5 second explanation between crashes (from a pro) on what went wrong.

i.e. too much speed, too little speed, riding a GT, too far forward, too much front brake etc.
  • + 120
 "Riding a GT" I loled
  • + 7
 dont forget the rebound and not active position.
  • + 55
 i think we need a drunk Warner voice over on these
  • + 4
 Ya but I think that was also Martin maes hucking a prototype if I remember right
  • + 4
 at 2.41, 'l really don't know ATF l'm doing "
  • + 15
 Damn, These were brutal this week
  • + 6
 These fails brought to you by f*ck™
"For when shit gets f*cky... "
  • + 5
 run your rebound wide open they say, don't let your suspension pack down they say.
  • + 2
 @kookseverywhere: Actually I love the Gmbn show with fails, the commentary does a lot.
  • + 5
 @Jimmy0: Nah, that was lorenzo suding and it was the production bike at the time, if I remember right.
  • - 8
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 29, 2018 at 0:16) (Below Threshold)
 @ArturoBandini: C.O.R.R.E.C.T
  • + 7
 I believe the Ozzy Man would go well with the edit.
  • + 2
 Sitting down coming off a jump applies to like half of these
  • + 2
 Totally. Would be a cool feature.
I watch (the ones I can stomach) over and over figuring out what went wrong. And to get in some good belly laughs.
In reality most would just be "dude shouldn't be doing that in the first place..."
  • + 1
 @LukeBurgie: If you sit down when you jump, you're gonna have a bad time.
  • + 1
 @masonstevens: Ya think? Too many of these look like people deciding to jump for the first time off of something waaay too big.
  • + 1
 @Jimmy0: no it was an italian...maybe gianluca vernassa not sure...that gt was not too much of a prototype at the time! New yes, proto no... still a crazy snap!
  • + 40
 Errrr, I'm fairly certain that at least half of those people died. RIP.
  • + 3
 What if Mr. Glass is doing an experiment to find the Unbreakable.
  • + 26
 0.55 That guy knows how to hit a foam pit.
  • + 4
 That's the airdome @ whistler.

They used to only have the big roll in to the foam pit and everybody who ever hit it for the first time got light in the front.

Once you did it once you learned the correct body position but that first time, man I saw a lot of people miss the jump and pack themselves into tiny cube shapes...
  • + 24
 That stylish dismount-remount wins every time.
  • + 24
 The helmet rolling back at the bailed rider......ha.....cringe
  • + 17
 I think his head was still in it...
  • + 18
 second to the last one was the best! duder was fucked from the get go, and then it just got progressively worse until he disappeared into the brambles.
  • + 11
 f*ck...f*ck...ah F*CK
  • + 2
 @Heydre: I've never been fan of guys (or girls) dropping f-bombs all over. Regardless, that clip is hilarious.
  • + 14
 Non of the fails featured had 27.5 rear, 29 inch front wheel.
  • + 8
 Nor a 29 rear + 27.5 front. The future is clear.
  • + 0
 so funny lol
  • + 12
 Gotta love our collective proclivity to asking if the guy that’s just crashed if he’s ‘good’ immediately after he crashes as if he even knows the answer yet.
  • + 2
 And to keep filming whether he's good or not.
  • + 1
 Even better than the "Are you okay?" question is the hopeful question, "You're good?"

Lol, thanks buddy. I hope so too.
  • + 11
 imo dude that didn’t buckle his helmet was dumber than those who start without one. You’re basically in the same boat when you crash but I guess you look cool so it’s ok
  • + 3
 Are you suggesting not wearing a helmet is the same as wearing a full face unstrapped?

Really? Lmao

Obviously dumb not to strap, but I think I’ll take the helmet either way.
  • + 3
 @nvranka: okok. An unbuckled full face is better than bare noggin, but those that choose to not buckle or “forget” frequently, are the same kind of people who don’t wear one.
  • - 1
 @johannensc: Sometimes I climb with my helmet strapped to my Camelbak. Last year on a solo ride I was about half down a four trail section where I was pinning it and stopped to give my arms a break when I realized I forgot to put my helmet on. Oh man. . .
  • + 14
 F#@K, F#@K, F#@K....
  • + 10
 Really appreciate the international flavour of it all - especially Kurwa kurwa
  • + 8
 I’m not convinced a single collar bone survived this edition. Fricken brutal crashes.
  • + 0
 gave me a good chuckle
  • + 3
 When you slide off your bike and it is still upright and you simply hop back on it. One word can only explain that...gangsta ! He did a gangsta yo, ohhh yeahhhhh.
  • + 5
 Funniest = 0:52

Biggest Fail = 2:41

Best Vocals = 2:54
  • - 1
 Still feeling the ache from watching 2:41.

Didn't find any funny, but I guess the closest one for me would be 2:16.
  • + 5
 Dude @ 2:41 had no business riding that feature. What the hell did he think would happen?
  • + 3
 I'm just curious who keeps submitting my clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXDv_oVLU_0 and that it keeps getting put into the sequence, twice now in the last few months.
  • + 3
 This was a best of compilation for 2018. You should be proud!
  • + 1
 I don't know, but I don't know if you can be trusted. Your username here is mikey when clearly in the vid your buddy calls you Crash.
  • + 0
 @rrolly: You better check the registration date on the account before you start questioning who you can and can't trust around here.....
  • + 2
 That tree hit - OWCH!

Say goodbye to collar bone.

Face Plant on ash felt not nice either and as pointed out, why where a helmet if you are not going to buckle it up??
  • + 1
 And pretty much every arm and rib bone on the left side of his body! Ouch!
  • + 2
 Awesome roundup. (And only one incident of "You OK?"/"You good?" before the guy comes to a stop.)

Thanks PB for an entertaining year of fails.
  • + 5
 1:04 - O KURWA! Big Grin
  • + 3
 Buddy at 1:15; that strappy strappy thing fluttering by your ear isn't just a wind sock attachment.
  • + 4
 Pinkbike's playin' repeats! Sad face.
  • + 3
 Yeah, that was strange.
  • + 1
 It’s the best tails of the year...
  • + 1
 @mkotowski1: My bad. Thanks for the info.
  • + 3
 I love friday fails because I've learned to say "f*ck" in 9 languages this year.
  • + 1
 i was about to say the same...f*ck or oh...sh*t
  • + 1
 Is it their rebound not set correctly that is causing them to get catapulted over the bars?

I have never had that happen, so I'm wondering.

That manual to face slide looked brutal.
  • + 4
 Combination of that, and leaning back too far on take off.
  • + 2
 That or too fast for the size of the ramp, if its a short and steep kicker and you hit too fast you just bottom out the rear and get sent head over heels
  • + 8
 With the exception of the manual (that looked like he lost it at the absolute worst time) most of them IMO are just not strong body position; they're basically passengers along for the ride. Even if the rebound is set too high a strong rider will counter it with preload and fighting the bucking forces. The people who get bucked like in this video have confused a bike for a car.
  • + 1
 @ctd07: Hate that feeling caused by short steep booters.
  • + 1
 Getting in the back seat on the face of the jump loads the rear suspension more than the front, so the rear just pushes you forward onto the front wheel just in time for the landing. Horrible feeling. It's possible to partially save it by pulling the front wheel off the ground, but then you are packed up against the bike and can't absorb the landing or steer. Stay centered, live longer.
  • - 9
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 29, 2018 at 0:15) (Below Threshold)
 @doe222: there is no such thing as leaning too far back. If you watch videos with top djumpers and dhillers they lean back sht loads. What makes the difference is Only leaning back VS leaning back to lean forward, all with right timing. Semi-static back leaning position vs bunnyhop like movement spread over the length of the whole jump, from take off to landing. “Don’t lean back” is the new “just lean back”. Some coaches advise staying neutral, which is straight wrong and dangerous on any jump involving a bit more kinetic energy. It makes people absorb the lip with their arms and legs (and bikes suspension), robbing them off speed. They don’t make it to the landings of tables and keep going faster and faster, until their bodies and bikes are unable to take more and bounce off the take off. Increasing speed make it harder to time the take off stomp, also increasing the risk of crash.
  • + 8
 @WAKIdesigns: WAKI I’ve studied weight placement and leaning back on a bike for years and years and have even been published in this field. I can tell you, undeniably, leaning back does indeed have a “rebound” effect. We in the field call this “catapulting effect.”
  • - 5
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 29, 2018 at 6:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Ryanrobinson1984: That is ridiculous and completely untrue. I see leaning back and lean back on dirt jumps every weekend. What you refer to is wrong timing of leaning back with no plan of what to do afterwards what so ever.

I have indeed studied the topic and no good rider jumps without leaning back. Don’t lean back is coaches way to not hurt beginners. “Stay neutral At all times” is a semi-harmful fallacy. Coaches like those who I work with, preach movement patterns, not positions. I sit within the coaching environment and I am getting more and more proficient at jumping. I also have a few “students” who learned to boost jumps. I can show you as many videos as you like, showing that correct jumping technique involves leaning back. Dirt, DJ, BMX racing. I can even show you a video of myself where I am doing a fat whip after being leaned so far back that you may need rethink whqt you are saying. In fact if you ever were frequently visiting at a dirt jump site with good jumpers, we wouldn’t have this discussion.

There’s been a ridiculous comment thread on Lee Likes Bikes Facebook group where one of the students posted a video of Remi Thirion crashing on the last jump in Leogang, with many other students chanting “he was too far back”. Except I posted a video of Greg Minaar sending the same jump being as far back on the take off as he can be.

Please now go and study videos of BMX racers and Dirt jumpers, the best jumpers out there. Please focus on the whole movement, because as we teach at RLC it is about the whole movement not a particular position. Movement is a set of positions at particular time at a particular place on the jump
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: waiting for link to video of said sick whip...
  • + 1
 @SoloJoe: Ha! It’s going to be a long wait....
  • + 1
 Had to log in just so I could prop you.

@SoloJoe:
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: leaned back so far that you're humping the bar going off the lip?
  • + 1
 @SoloJoe: yes. That is the problem. You do not analyze the whole movement from just before the take off to right behind the landing, just a part of it, often one suiting your own perception. Half way through the jump My legs are almost straight at about 30 degree angle to the ground. That means my belly button is almost full length of legs behind the bottom bracket. That’s 2ft+ My arms are quite straight too. If you look at a good dirt jumper he’ll be totally straight behind the BB. It is the only way to not loose momentum on the lip, get most height, or distance. Whatever is needed. Good riders not only lean back hell of a lot, they also lean forward coming down, face and chest down, like they do when jumping into a quarter in the skatepark. Mountain bikers by default are unaware of available ranges of fore-aft tilt. “We” try to keep it horizontal. It has it’s limitations and promotes bad habits. Like taking more and more speed to clear jumps because rider and his bike absorb the lip so much, he looses considerable amount of speed on the take off. I followed Makken for a moment on a Rollercoaster in Hafjell. He had ridiculously low speed, was flying super high and clearing up all jumps. I was catching up on him yet casing them. I finally cased so much that I said fk it.
  • + 1
 Whoa, what happened here? Just asked what caused all the hucklebuck. Didn't know it would turn into a dissertation.

You can tell its winter!
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: pretty weak for someone who talks so much shit
  • + 4
 when it's Friday night and they can see the Saturday morning fail coming
  • + 2
 I see the "give up all hope once in the air" theory is still in use by many.
  • + 2
 This batch on disasters seemed to be better than most. Guilty pleasure for sure.
  • + 1
 Pretty good job picking the most brutal carnage of the year. Lifetime Achievement Award needs to go to Crabapple Hits for the steady stream of fail videos.
  • + 1
 Damn, most of those dudes (I assume they were all dudes) need to learn how to setup their suspension... 0:55 into the wall... LMFAO...
  • + 1
 @0:30 was hilarious. The bike saved his ass all the way down the landing, then flung him off like a mechanical bull. Followed by a perfectly timed "oof" by the camera man.
  • + 2
 2:10 ....just can't stop watching.
  • + 2
 No joke, I've watched it 20-25 times over and over again today and I still can't stop laughing.
  • + 1
 All of them looked awful. Been there before and hate wiping out but it’s all part of the sport
  • + 2
 “Whack bam wallop”, don’t let the mrs see these !
  • + 1
 omg there are 26 inch dh bikes in this video. so 2013 Big Grin
  • + 1
 hahahaha is so funny hahahahah
  • + 1
 i'm glad I had a few beers before watching this!! LOL!!!
  • + 1
 For sale: professional maintained and featured in PB video of the day.
  • + 1
 Me: "Done that one, and that one, and that, and that, yeah that one too."
  • + 1
 That wall ride!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Damn, these were good. Crabapple #3 takes out two victims
  • + 1
 Would love Claudio commentary on these....
  • + 1
 Last one was great. 75k to 100k worth of damage in that video
  • + 1
 2:44 My favorite and a perfect example what happens when you don't commit
  • + 1
 A total of six fucks were given in the second to last video.
  • + 1
 1:40 I think that rim needs a bit of straightening...
  • + 2
 wow.....
  • + 1
 When your helmet comes off...
  • + 1
 its funny, when its not you crashing...
  • + 1
 crabapples double kill
  • + 1
 Absolute Carnage.
  • + 0
 Lololol. The guy going duck duck duck duck was priceless
  • + 1
 That was a gnarly one
  • + 1
 Jesus that crab one...
  • + 1
 brake those sh1T...!
  • + 0
 Haha. So funny.

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