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Bike Breaking Crash

I broke my Bike hitting this stupid tree! I overshot the 35 footer and my feet came right off the pedals, and I had no control, to steer away

46 Comments

  • + 28
 He hit that tree so hard it knocked his shirt off.
  • + 1
 when i quickly read your comment i thought shirt was shit...
  • + 1
 so much probs for not swearing I woulda flipped my shit haha
  • + 13
 How did you break it? Oh 'Just riding along'
  • + 7
 For those who have never ridden at Ledgeview this trail.

1. I have ridden this trail, its at least 35 feet if not more that gap.
2. If you don't land the jump right before the big one just right the chance of landing the 35 is almost zero.
3. There is a 45 foot gap after this. it is the scariest looking 45 foot gap i have ever seen hahaha.


oh... and @boostmaster, put a shirt on man, ain't nobody got time for that.
  • + 10
 put on a shirt? aint nobody got time for that!
  • + 7
 The award for best first aid goes to the dudes standing around staring. Smile
  • + 5
 that's what happens when you call a tree stupid..it lives there,your just passing through..hehe
  • + 5
 Did you snap it on the landing or the smashing into the tree??
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure it was just from hitting the tree
  • + 5
 I would claim warranty, the truax is supposed to be a freeride bike built for all kinds of shit and abuse. Maybe they will give you a range or an aurum, that would be noice!!!
  • + 4
 no I dont want either of those frames, they're too different. I am actually getting a 2013 truax frame in replacement which I am very happy about!
  • + 4
 Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship.
  • + 2
 I would call it breaking from hitting the tree defect in material and workmanship. Yes the tree caused the break, but a properly built bike should not have broken. Obviously those welds were crap.
  • + 2
 I'm not sure I understand your logic here, as it's clearly stated in virtually all warranty documentation, that damage from an accident is not covered under warranty.

A good (theorhetical) question would be: If you were say, riding a motorcycle, built to be ridden off road, crashed it at a speed it was designed to be ridden at, in conditions it was designed to be ridden in, and taco'ed the front wheel, broke the handlebar clamps and bent a brake lever, would you try to submit that as warranty? If so, do you think you would be successful?

From Norco warranty website:
EXCLUSIONS
User Abuse
Accidental Damage
Stunting and Jumping

Norco, being Norco, hooked him up! Perhaps it was a crash replacement.
  • + 1
 I would argue that Norco's fine print doesn't mean shit. They build mountainbikes and sell them and actively promote them within racing categories, of the off road variety(plenty of abuse) then post videos of said bikes stunting and jumping on their own website. User abuse, I would argue that riding a truax on pavement constitutes abuse. Accidental damage doesn't apply, who in their right mind rides their bike into a tree at speed just for shit's and giggles. The bike was ridden as per it's design, and shit happens, any manufacturer that gives you grief about it deserves any negative reputation they might incur.
  • + 1
 Automobiles are also designed with accidental damage in mind. Do you get a new car when you crash yours?
  • + 4
 There is always a shirtless warrior.
  • + 3
 wear a top too - love the way your friends just look about lol
  • + 2
 wow. great job norco. LOL hopefully they give you a replacement without any problems.
  • + 1
 Where in abbotsford is this trail?
  • + 2
 Ledgeview mountain
  • + 2
 Crap Norco
  • + 1
 He just cased really bad and lost control
  • + 1
 Ur gonna need some new welds
  • + 2
 warrenty...? or nah
  • + 1
 That was a little crazy! Did you case it or what?
  • + 1
 Love the rolling topsy turvey camera angles
  • + 1
 At least you didn't break yourself.
  • + 1
 what type of bikes do your friends have?
  • + 1
 Weld failure
  • + 1
 truax down
  • + 0
 offf thats murderous
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