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    New question here. wheel warranty

    I just took my new Giant Anthem 2 for its third ride and had crashed. I guess the bike is too fast for me at this time! My right handle bar hit a 5" tree (which was in the way !!) and when I pulled both brakes, I went over the bike and ... fell off. When I got up, the front wheel was all bent in an "S" form.
    Is that normal that this wheel would bent out of shape so bad when I did not even hit a stump or a rock?

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    Yep, stuff like that just happens. Take it to the shop tell them what happened and see what they want to do. Do not expect anything, but you may get a good deal on a new rim and labor or just the labor to fix yours.

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    you put the bars 90* to the frame and go otb and 100% of your energy is on the side loaded front wheel. That's a pretty sure way to knacker a wheel, fortunately, it's an unusual way to crash.
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    if the shop is good and they made enough money on you they may help you out. a bit .

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    congratulations you tacoed your first wheel, side impacts are the hardest on a wheel, if going over the bars becomes a common occuance for you I suggest lowering your seatpost on downhills, and practicing getting behind the saddle, and maybe even getting some orgrganic brake pads to tame down those brakes.

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    I did not realize tacoeing a wheel was an earmark! I guess I've passed!
    Thanks for the suggestion. It was not a real downhill. I think I just need to get used to how fast the bike goes.

    Any suggestions on a book or website on bike maintenance or fixing?

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    zinn and teh art of mountain bike maintenance is a beautifully written and very thorough book, I actually have two copies, one at my shop and one in the car. However if you don't want to go hunting for it, parktool.com has the same info for free, but IMO it isn't quite as thorough or well written.
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    Park Tool has a good website. For a book defiantley Zinn. Also there are many helpful posts on here that will help.

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