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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning

    Ever wondered what it looks like?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...r&notif_t=like

    It was my second ride on this fork, all the hard earned money is gone. But it might have saved my life.

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    Omg. Glad no one got seriously hurt.

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    Jesus thats unlucky. If I was you I'd have a word with the distributor and see if they could cut you a deal on a new one, you never know you might get lucky!

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    Much rather the fork got hit rather than you! That could have turned out much worse.

    And that's certainly one of the more unusual first posts I've seen in a while
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    I can't believe there aren't more views or posts on this thread.

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    Dude, I thought you were friggin' kidding!?!? Holy CRAP!

    Well, at least it's salvageable...new bushes, a CSU, and a set of main seals and you should be back up and running, yeah?

    Edit: send this info into Fox and see if they'd hook you up w/ a discount...solely based on the cool story factor!
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    holyshit! That must have been loud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Well, at least it's salvageable...new bushes, a CSU, and a set of main seals and you should be back up and running, yeah?

    Edit: send this info into Fox and see if they'd hook you up w/ a discount...solely based on the cool story factor!
    I'll definitely try this. I really hope they can hook me up with sth. I saved my pennies for a long time until I could afford this beauty and then it only lasted me two rides. :/

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    holyshit! That must have been loud
    Dude, you have no idea, the tinnitus afterwards was something for the connoiseurs.

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    I know they don't have to, but I really hope they hook you up with repairs. Unbelievable no one was seriously hurt!

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    could someone post up a pic in this thread? Browsing MTBR on my lunchbreak and FB is blocked.

    thanks -

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    Maybe lighting is covered under the warranty? Hopefully? IDK

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    What an amazing story. Glad to hear you're ok.

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    Linky no worky
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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning-capture.jpg

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    If fox wont help you, and you paid on a credit card, many credit cards these days offer some sort of accident protection on purchases done entirely on the card, you could check with your credit card company.

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    send all pics and info to FOX they might love it

    they might want the entire thing sent in (as a piece of artwork or curiosity)

    and send you a new shock

    seriously this is RARE and I bet FOX might just hook you up.

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    Wow. Just. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Jesus thats unlucky.
    Un-lucky??? :0.

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    Holy cow! I'd be replacing my shorts along with the fork...
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    I've been caught a few times in bad thunderstorms while riding. It's no joke. Some people think "a little rain don't hurt", but lightning going off just a few hundred feet away with driving rain and wind is no place for a human, it's downright scary and riding an aluminum bike on top of a mountain during said storm has to increase the "danger" compared to just being hit by lightning at random and out of the blue.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Holy $hit! I'm glad no one was hurt and hope Fox hooks you up.
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    No one had heart palpitation or any kind of symptoms the next day ?

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    Wow. Just wow.

    Amazing.

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    Damn folks, I am one lucky guy!

    Thank you FOX for beeing a badass company, thank you FOX Europe for hooking me up with this beautiful new fork and very special thanks to Chris Trojer (Marketing Manager Europe) for being a super nice guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea, how much I appreciate this!

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    Superb. Happy days :0)

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