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Saturday, September 30, 2006

The World At Large

The first step to recovering is admitting you have a problem. Maybe it is the way the wind feels as it blows through my hair, or the way the icy hot tickles my freshly shaven legs.... Alright, alright, that was the line and I crossed it. Here's to having a singletrack mind.

During my last visit to the Trek headquarters, I got the "special" tour from none other than Treks demolition guru and regional Trek manager, Chris Shaw. (Who btw has the greatest job on earth and spends his days trying to break high end bike parts for a living!)

If you have ever questioned ripping down a mountain side on a crazy trick carbon handlebar that weigh less than the shirt on your back, fret no longer. This handlebar has to get tweaked over 200,000 times without breaking before it gets the Trek stamp of approval.

Sorry about the sound on these videos? Something went wrong on my end but I think you get the point!

Here is what happens to a wheel after a 40 mph head on impact! Pretty much the highlight of my day (once again sorry about the sound).

And one more for your viewing pleasure.... Here is your super light carbon road fork under heavy front breaking and load. A little confidence booster when rallying into that high speed corner at 60 mph.

When your life is in the hands of the product you are using, it feels good to know that someone went above and beyond to stress test it before you. Earned never given.


Blogger Martini said...

Note Rad Ross is still wearing his helmet in the background! Safety first kids!

7:38 AM  
Blogger John said...

Maybe some should've done that fork to Hincapie's for before Paris-Roubaix?

9:42 AM  
Blogger IronGambit said...

man that noise is annoying!! but cool vids anyway!

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Chrispy said...

One thing is for certain - my old Schwinn Manta Ray would have never come out of that room alive.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George's broken steerer tube was caused by an earlier crash the same day. after the first crash he complained of a loose headset, then the steerer tube broke.
C Money

9:22 AM  
Anonymous ed said...

very cool vids...

2:38 PM  

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