Amateur's Bike Explodes Sending Him Into The Bushes

One of the most important relationships in this sport is the trust a rider has to have in their bike. You will learn to develop trust in terms of things like traction and general capability, but the absolute baseline that is essential from the beginning is trusting that your bike isn't just going to fall apart while you're riding it.

The video you're about to see is what erodes that trust.

Somehow the rider was totally alright after this, either he must have catlike reflexes or he's the luckiest fellow around.

Generally, integral parts of the bike like the fork have the lowest likelihood to fail, but as you can see in the video, it is never fully out of the question. These days, you don't really see things like that on modern components, but again, freak accidents can happen.

The overarching point here is that you should always keep tabs on your gear. If you notice a weird creak, rattle, or other strange noise or your bike feels very malleable all of a sudden, take some time to check it out because components do wear out and break. The last thing you want is to discover you have a real problem in the same way that rider did.

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