Front tire blows out? I'm not so sure.

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Sunnysideup, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Looks like he grabbed the front brake and there was sand or something on the road. Doesn't look like the front tire went down.
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I see a puff of smoke from the rear as it starts to kick out. Perhaps the rear tire?
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I agree, didn't look like a front tire failure to me.
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I also agree with the theory of something nasty in the road. Kind of suspicious that the following rider also goes down in almost the same spot as he tried to make a fairly simple evasive swerve.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The puff of smoke looks odd to me
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    It appears to me that the closing speed towards other bikes ahead was to fast. Possibly distraction or just not paying attention. Needing to slow quickly, and while not firmly applying both brakes or possible running down side of road to miss colliding with bikes in front, rider immediately applied a strong firm handful of front brake while not equally applying rear or using rear at all, caused front end to fold and toss rider. To bad second rider was following a similar path and did not avoid first rider. Probably target fixation with second rider.... Bars were not shaking while riding which would indicate a front tire blew out or had sudden air loss. It was instantaneously skid and rider a was toss to ground.
     
  8. Ratso

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    Both of them need to take the Riders Edge course ;)
     
  9. SixPak

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    No matter what the cause was, it's sickening to see.
     
  10. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    Agreed.

    In frame by frame i cannot see where either tire went drastically/dramatically flat after the spill. Plus the bike does all it can to correct itself and continue on. Everything looked so eventful then crash!

    Just wanted to see what you guys thought.