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Death and Glory

Hit a drop I'd been eyeing for a while, and found out the limits of an 'all mountain' bike the hard way


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 more the reasons to get a new bike!
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 awww really that sucks i hope you have a warrenty
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flag point-blank (Nov 29, 2008 at 18:15) (Below Threshold)
 warrenty doesnt apply to physical damage that you did to it
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 hah, wrong, I'm getting an 09 remedy!
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 Yellow in Westwoods... A classic
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 oh yes, the not-so-great all-mountain.

I had one for a while due to lack of money.
but it was an idrive GT so not so bad.

nice video Smile
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 actually it looks as tho your seat was set too high - dont eveerrrr leave your seat post high when youre jumping - or you will crack your seat post - you didnt have the correct measurement of post length inside the seat tube before you took the jump - that why it broke and yes there are warranties on bikes that you have damaged - lifetime warranty frames mean lifetime - but if they suspect it was a crash then you're screwed or the fact your seat post was et too high
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 not sure what you mean by 'correct measurement of post length', or how that would affect the seat-tube failure, but that post was all the way down. It's a 15.5 inch frame, and the seat tube changes diameter to accommodate the front drlr (snapped right next to the weld where this change happens), so there's not a whole lot of room for the post. I needed enough length to be able to pedal the thing, so that was as low as I could set it. Like I said though I have no clue why that would lead to frame failure anyway
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 dude the post was not all the way down if the post was all the way down you wouldnt see the post what are you talking about -all you would see is the seat- you have a long post then you have to CUT the post so it sits inside the tubing all the way if you're jumping - if not then yea that height is fine for Cross Country not Jumping - ...and its the number one cause of frames snapping - you dont know what you're talking about bud - and yes it did snap exactly at the base of your seat post tube -
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 Hey, no need to get upset.

First off, this is my bike, not yours, I know that the post was all the way down: like I said, the seat tube changes diameter, so I couldn't push it down any farther, even though there is still some sticking out on top. I keep the seat post at this length (ie I didn't cut it any further) so that I can extend it to a comfortable riding height (this is about 2 or 3 inches lower than where I would set it when pedaling). Think about it: it still sits fully inside the seat tube.

That said I am still curious-- can you explain why the position of the seat post weakens the frame under the type of stress you'd get from a landing?
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 mackm you're chatting shit. the reason it snapped is all to do with the suspension and the forces involved in landing a drop that big.
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 if u didnt land on ur goddam ass u wouldnt have snapped the tube the hinge above the shock would break first
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 Interesting theory, but you're dead wrong-- I ride clipless so my feet never come off the pedals--landed on them and nothing else, save my hands of course
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 thats what happens when you ride a trek
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