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    What went wrong?

    In January I bought my first (as an adult) bike, a 2013 GF Marlin. I have really been enjoying it. Have riden some mild trails at home. While on vaca this weekend in hot springs I went ride some real trails. On my second day out on the trails I had a part failure.

    Idk if I did something wrong or it's a bad part or just one of those things.

    I came down a hill following what looked like a smoother line with only a few small drops at the bottom, maybe 3-6" each. I made my way to the next climb and up about 3ft. When I looked down:

    the quick release lever for the front wheel was caught in the brake disc, the wheel was leaned all to one side up against the fork, ant the axle was bent. It did a little damage to the fork ends but seems to be only cosmetic there.

    I have not taken the wheel of since it was assembled from the bike store. And this happened on my third loop of my second day on these trails.

    Im I just Murphy's pal or has anyone seen this happen? How do I avoid it?

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    NEVER trust anyone else to tighten your quick releases and ALWAYS check them before a ride.

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    QR is like tire pressure, good idea to check before each ride.

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    (With head bowed solemnly feeling foolish)

    I should have known that. Lessons learned.

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    take any Suntour parts off the bike.

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