Friday, October 31, 2008

Mountain Bikes want in on the fun

So far I've just been posting road and cyclocross bikes, but there are carbon mountain bikes too. The owner of this bike took and old school carbon cross country bike and put a huge triple crown fork on it and started doing huge jumps and drops. Crazy. But even crazier, after he broken the frame, he just patched it up and kept on riding. Crazy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Watch out for that Tree

Wow, today's busted carbon is crazy. When Ben was out riding, an Oak Tree fell on him. Amazingly, he's ok except for his nose and some bruises. His bike didn't survive, but I don't think anybody would expect it to.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Warning to Others

This Stevens was on display at a crit as a warning to others. Judging by the greenery in the front forks, somebody took this bike on an unplanned off road excursion.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Even more Cyclocross

Since it's cyclocross season, I'll stick with the cyclocross theme. This time it's a broken seat post, but a broken seat post dosn't always mean DNF -- I've seen people finish a race standing.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Cyclocross

More cyclocross means more broken carbon. This time it's the bars. Thanks to Adam for sending me this photo.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Don't sit down

Don't sit on this because it would really hurt.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Carbon Stays

Even on a frame with only a little bit of carbon, the carbon still breaks.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Orbea & Specialized

This is a submission from Brian. The Orbea was hit by a deer and the Specialized hit a curb in a crit. I'm always looking for more photos, so if you have any, please send them to me.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Broken Bars

A nice set of carbon bars and stem. Not much to say, except "snap."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Road Kill #2

Another day, another squirrel. Another set of broken forks.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wrecked Ridley

A broken steerer and a section of the top tube missing. How do you even do that?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Busted Carbon in the News

KSL reports thaAndy Chapman was hit by a van while riding to work. Both he and his bike are in rough shape. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Carnage on the MUP

Here's one I found on craigslist. It's some idiot ranting:
Just wanted to say thanks to the JackAss that was riding on the wrong side of the Platte River trail yesterday! Yeah its me... im the one that plowed into you at least 22mph while u were riding up under a bridge and around a corner! Smart move.. just so you know when u took off and i was bleeding on the trail... dont worry im ok! Little sore but more hurt that you stupidness lead to my Trek carbon is wreaked! 

Not only did u sheer the fork right off the bike you also caused my head tube to become oval ed out cracking the carbon! and now my $3500 bike is a wall ornament! Thanks again asshole! Next time ill throw your bike in the river before asking if your dumbass is ok!
A crash on the MUP at 22 mph destroys a bike. Be careful out there, especially on the MUPs, they are full of idiots.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Broken Frame

This guy sure looks happy, happy to be alive I guess.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cervelo R3

It's true. Even Cervelos can break.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Highway Disaster

This frame is in amazingly good shape for hitting the highway at 80 mph.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Broken Forks

Here is another set of broken forks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's Cyclocross Season

It's cyclocross season, so that means lots of broken carbon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cracked Crank

Carbon crank == pedal comes off

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Missig Forks

Another day, another set of forks snapped off.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Road Kill

This photo is a classic from Maybe bladded spokes would have helped here, but I doubt it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Track Bike

I just noticed I'm getting a lot of traffic to my blog from and, so I thought I'd post a track bike for you guys. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Crashed Colnago

The rider of this bike swerved to avoid another cyclist and crashed into a guard rail. Here is the full story.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Busted Bianchi

I don't think you'll see a failure like this from normal riding. 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Race Report: Cameron Cross

Damage report: One seat post, one steerer tube.

Quote from Stephen Kilshaw: ...pre-ride the course. On my way up one of the steeper climbs I literally pulled the handle bars right off, cracking the carbon steer tube in half. No joke. Just pure torque from the arms managed to crack this thing climbing the hill.

Top Tube

Top tube snapped off of head tube. Chris King can't save you now.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The lightness

Maybe if it was a little heavier it would stay in one piece.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ch orus

Thankfully a broken derailleur is only painful for to the wallet. Not all broken carbon will send you face first into the road.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oh Snap

Oh Snap! Snapping a steerer tube can't be good. Every outcome I can think of is unpleasant.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Run it in

Here is a tip: If your frame breaks in half, just run it in.