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    Homer Down!!!!!!

    OK, fess up...which one of your homers is involved in this US Open Carnage from earlier. Hope you're doing ok














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    OUCH X 3; looks like he hit pretty hard. BTW, what happened, did he slide on that wodden grate or drain-whatever it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle 1
    OUCH X 3; looks like he hit pretty hard. BTW, what happened, did he slide on that wodden grate or drain-whatever it is?
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    ...yeah, it's a wooden bridge. Apparently it claimed several victims.


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    hey jnc. yer pics arent openin here. what up?
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    I hate it when you're up one minute and DOWN the next-doesn't leave a lot of time for rolling/tumbling. Cactus, turn off the pop-up blocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    hey jnc. yer pics arent openin here. what up?
    ...not sure bro. Must be in your settings somewhere.

    Pics stolen from HERE .


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ...not sure bro. Must be in your settings somewhere.

    Pics stolen from HERE .
    thats the ticket! thanx for the link pal. holy crap! did that cat on the yeti ever get landing clearence?
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    Is that an I9 wheelset?
    Way to go!

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    Man those watermarks spoil the shots something feirce.

    So basically, they set up a total take-em-down feature, post the cameras in front of it and sit back and collect the carnage on camera? Okay they didn't plan on the rain ...but had a camera right there anyway? Those were real bell ringers. Good shots.

    Since he's got one of the Homer jersies, sombody should know who rider #121 is no? He should even have posted here at least once no? Hope he's alright.
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    Nasty stuff! Water, mud, wood, rubber, and speed all mean one thing, rubber loses contact and speed turns into gravity and gravity always wins. I remember a dirtbike race once with something very simular, they race organizers tried to get smart and put carpet down on the wood, worked for the first few riders until a footpeg cleaned all the carpet of the lumber and then it was like adding ice, lots of pain after that.
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    "Was" would be the right terminology I think...

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    Holy Cow,
    Girl's a wrecker.
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    I SEE the problem. The guy should have had his eyes open int hat first shot so he could see where he's going! I cringe when I see him landing right onto his shoulder, reminds me of how I dislocated mine a few weeks ago. Hopefully he's OK.

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    Now I know what my recent face-plant must have looked like.

    My neck started hurting again just looking at those pics

    Best wishes to the fallen.

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    It was Fury from Ridemonkey
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    It was Fury from Ridemonkey
    ...yeah, I saw that too. Seems he is ok, did bang up his shoulder tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    I don't know if it is. The wheel looks like the spokes just exploded!

    I don't like that manner of wheel failure....impressive.

    If it is an I9, that would be enough to keep me off of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    If it is, and it looks like the thing just exploded!

    I don't like that manner of wheel failure....impressive.
    ...that was the one reservation I had with I9 wheels, the catasrophic failure of alu. spokes vs. steel of normal wheels.


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    I9 wheels, for the Homer who doesn't yet have "everything"

    sucks to not know how to corner, and to expect your Turner to make up for your lack of skill, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I don't know if it is. The wheel looks like the spokes just exploded!
    On this
    pic it looks like an I9. Is that the I9 logo just behind one of the rotor spokes? (The one pointing 6 o'clock).

    If I ever get a high-zoot wheel, it'll be something with steel spokes. Would that be the reason MX bikes still use the same type of wheels we do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    On this
    pic it looks like an I9. Is that the I9 logo just behind one of the rotor spokes? (The one pointing 6 o'clock).

    If I ever get a high-zoot wheel, it'll be something with steel spokes. Would that be the reason MX bikes still use the same type of wheels we do?
    mavic crossmax use Al spokes too. mavic calls it zicral. but its the same stuff I9 uses. I have no love for I9, maybe next year they'll be I10, but, the wheel did not cause this crash. it just didn't survive.

    Al may be the wave of the future for light dispossible XC wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    mavic crossmax use Al spokes too. mavic calls it zicral. but its the same stuff I9 uses. I have no love for I9, maybe next year they'll be I10, but, the wheel did not cause this crash. it just didn't survive.
    I've no love for Mavic wheels either... never used one. But I've broken steel spokes and Aluminum may not be my ticket. For their price, there are equal or better options on conventional wheels.

    I understand the wheel broke because of the crash, not the other way around... but then, if I ever crash and taco my wheel, I want to have the chance to try and straighten it just enough for it to get me out of the woods, if possible. No chance to straighten that I9 there.

    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    Al may be the wave of the future for light dispossible XC wheels.
    Agreed... just not my cup of tea. I can accept the weight penalty that comes with durable items.
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    There's a good shot in the current DirtRag of a rider with a wheel bowing. I don't have the mag and didn't see it online. Pretty impressive shot but I don't know what happened just AFTER it was taken.
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    [QUOTE=Warp2003]On this
    pic it looks like an I9. Is that the I9 logo just behind one of the rotor spokes? (The one pointing 6 o'clock).
    QUOTE]

    The 29er forum has more info in these two links. Looks like the guy had an xc wheel-build up front. As always, the best threads on that board get locked up. (Sorry if this is old news.)

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