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Video: 120 Bikes Hucked to Flat In Ultra Slow Motion (1000FPS)

Dec 22, 2023 at 15:02
by Pinkbike Originals  

A compilation of every single one of the bikes we’ve hucked to flat since 2018. Merry Christmas!

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  • 57 0
 Now this is a Christmas gift
  • 6 1
 I enjoyed watching forearms jiggle. Very exciting.
  • 3 0
 They also put a Short of fails up on Youtube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v_TjJQE6Yw
  • 3 0
 The guy doing the jumping was that also his angry sex face?
  • 31 0
 You know what I’ll never buy now? A new Defender.
  • 4 0
 I’d buy an ebike before I even thought about buying a piece of shit Defender
  • 7 0
 Defending upper middle class people from feeling inferior in the grocery parking lot
  • 2 0
 @rickybobby19: nah, that defender does not look bad at all.
maybe a second hand one but not older than 1-2 years. would be a good fit
  • 19 0
 The snapped crank/pedal at around 6:35 was hard to watch. Hope your ankle was okay. Yikes!
  • 3 0
 For real I wonder what crank that was.
  • 13 1
 @blueH2Oj: It was one of those carpet fiber jobbers.
  • 8 0
 @blueH2Oj: they were Praxis carbon cranks iirc
  • 3 0
 @BamaBiscuits: that’s my recollection as well.
  • 2 0
 @BamaBiscuits: Same cranks my lbs was trying to sell me. Glad I went with the alloy ones.
  • 13 0
 I usually go to other sights for porn…
  • 1 0
 That's a site for sore Ayes!
  • 9 0
 Honestly I don't see any real signs of pedal kickback. Considering these huck to flats have a relatively slow forward momentum and a high vertical momentum, you'd think this is when it would happen. Kind of think pedal kickback is BS.
  • 2 0
 would depend massively on what gear it's done in to see PK.
  • 1 0
 As a rider who always rides with slow forward momentum, I can tell you pedal kickback is real. I especially feel it on my 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad which has high engagement hubs
  • 3 3
 weak ankle people know about pedal kickback and cry about it, normal people don't
  • 1 0
 Just look at devinci Spartan huck...
  • 10 0
 Man. Forks of the same stanchion diameter have gotten a lot stiffer since 2018
  • 8 1
 Thanks for the video. It was interesting looking at the rear mech and chain in these shots and I can't help thinking it is one of the best adverts for gearbox bikes. The mech all thrown forward and the chain dashed into the dirt on every hard impact is quite apparent in slow-mo. Maybe 2024 will be the year of the better gearbox bike.
  • 1 0
 Unless the lower pivot rotates around the crank, a gearbox bike still needs a chain tensioner. Chain getting slapped into the dirt could still happen with a gearbox.
  • 3 0
 Have a look at 10:07. That's a derailleur bike and no mech is getting thrown around and the chain's far from the ground.
  • 2 0
 @Ttimer: This is true. However, the tensioner would only need to account for the chain growth associated with the linkage's kinematics and not chain growth + the difference of 40-ish teeth between the largest and smallest cogs. So the chain and tensioner will be considerably shorter (unless I'm missing something, which is always possible). If I'm conceptualizing this correctly, I think the chain would be about 20 links shorter since only half of cog is engaged at any given instance.
  • 1 0
 @pmhobson: This.
The problem is more with the dinner plate cassette requiring a long cage mech and long chain.
  • 1 0
 @tremeer023: Also seems like if you didn't have to move the chain side-to-side, you could put more tension on it, further reducing whatever slop there might be. But now I'm really out of my depth.
  • 3 0
 MAN that MC Contra has the most verticle axle path of anything there. Still want one. 2nd Most wanted is the Chromag Lowdown...Yah the two steel bikes. I swears in any of the steel HTs you can kinda see the top/down tubes flex a bit

3rd is the Canefield. Likes mine chonky but fonky
  • 1 0
 I watched the MC Contra over and over... just looks so different than the rest
  • 3 0
 @pinkbikeoriginals, how are the suspensions set up?

Are they at the recommended sag with whatever compression settings you used during testing?

Or are you intentionally softening the set up to bottom out?

Can’t imagine @mattbeer riding a 170mm travel bike that’s bottoming out on a 3 feet drop to flat…
  • 5 0
 Some bikes were harmed in the making of this video
  • 2 0
 As well as some ankles
  • 5 0
 Gonna need a mountain bike with your Defender so you can get home lol.
  • 2 0
 Very nice indeed, thanks

(when these were loaded on youtube, there was an option to slow even more, which was useful for seeing some features better. I miss that option, but again, thanks)
  • 2 1
 I can' remember very well, did PB use different size jumps for the xc vs enduro class? They must have. In "the old days" they jumped a mini cooper car to flat. No way the ultra light bikes gonna come away from that lookin so slick.

Also surprised the hardtails did so well,

It is also annoying when a bike I dont like seems so smooth and composed.

The derailleur and chains...yikes.
  • 7 3
 OK now everyone who complains about seat tube insertion, watch this.
  • 4 0
 6:30 What no oh god oh god oh oh daaaaaaaaamn *winces in sympathetic pain*
  • 4 4
 Why not to run carpet fiber cranks.
  • 4 0
 sending prayers to this guys ankles
  • 4 0
 Why no full rigid bikes!?
  • 3 0
 Exactly or no gravel bikes. Weak sauce.
  • 6 0
 Why no unicycles?!
  • 1 0
 @barp: Lots of trails and mountain unicycles being hucked to flat, don't worry. You just won't see any fork or frame suspension action, which is what these huck to flats are all about.
  • 2 0
 @vinay: And here I thought I had made what was unmistakably a joke.
  • 1 0
 @barp: And I thought I answered your sincere question Wink .
  • 1 0
 Every single bike frame seems nice and rigid except for the commensal meta sx near the end, that top tube was way too flexible, the flex was rocking the seat tube. The earlier metas did not seem to have any issues.
  • 3 0
 Huck yeah, this is a top edit to *drop* today! Merry Huckmas!
  • 4 0
 Turbo Kenevo at 6:30
  • 3 0
 I like seeing the difference in der clutches
  • 2 0
 What happened to that guy who was the rider? Wasn't he also hosting PinkBikeAcademy?
  • 13 0
 He made like a tree and Levy’d
  • 2 0
 I like the technique of right when landing to engage the front brake to ensure to slam the fork through it’s travel.
  • 1 0
 That's so 2018.
  • 3 1
 If you watch 10:30 of this on Christmas Day, congrats, you are a true sicko.
  • 3 0
 The specialized Lenovo that has the end of crank break was crazy.
  • 1 0
 Sarcasm or not, intended or not, me not getting it or not...that's a well placed Freud for the ebike crowd.

Disclaimer: I don't like or dislike ebikes, but do enjoy some word play.
  • 2 1
 Please number next time so we can rate. Anywho, blue pivot is basically super satisfying and super composed. All the #iamspecials not hucked by a ballerina look like noodles.
  • 3 0
 That destination defender commercial is so awful
  • 2 0
 It made never want to buy even more than I never wanted to before.
  • 3 0
 @blueH2Oj: it’s the exact commercial ai would build off of my internal land rover stereotype
  • 1 0
 Wish we could see the crashing of bikes like this, crumbling cracking frames, exploding forks, snapping bars, components flying off etc sweet
  • 2 0
 This will be on repeat all through the holidays.. thank you Pinkbike
  • 2 0
 Much better than all those other Xmas edits.
  • 2 0
 No praxis cranks this year lol
  • 1 0
 At the end of the day, you are still going to buy the bike based on aesthetics and price. Lol.
  • 1 0
 But imagine if all bikes in store or online were displayed with no air or coil in fully bottomed out mode. This video skews my perception of what is goof aesthetics - mistype there 'good' but goofy is what most of these steeds look like.
  • 1 0
 @Lumenous1: But showing a bike fully bottomed out doesn't show how it rides both descending, climbing and how the suspension will feel. It does shows some info on how a bike bottoms out and what flexes, but it still doesn't influence my bike buying. Wink
  • 2 0
 the bmc at 5:20 without discs
  • 1 0
 IIRC, the rotors on their control wheels didn't fit on the BMC so they just ran it brakeless for this test.
  • 1 0
 Need more alt stuff: linkage forks, fat bikes, USD forks, dual crown forks, etc.
  • 2 0
 Shouts to the kenevo so ankle , a standout performance
  • 1 0
 Giving us what we want for Christmas!
  • 1 0
 This is what everyone wanted.
  • 1 0
 Wtf is that?!? Oh. It’s the grim donut.
  • 1 0
 I weigh 250 lbs. Give me a shot at it.
  • 1 1
 I'm need a LOT of bowls.. STAT!
  • 1 1
 But this... what is it for?
  • 1 0
 Glorious.
  • 1 0
 Bike hatred
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