I have a new KH 2007 Freeride saddle that I have used only a few times since I bought it from Darren last fall. Near the end of my 29er ride tonight, I had a lovely, inexplicable sliding UPD onto my knees and hands*. No worries, I thought, until I picked up what I thought was a piece of my light off of the road. It was a sharp chunk of handle! Two chunks of the ribbed handle had shattered off, leaving a jagged edge. Upon closer inspection under a streetlight, the handle was split completely in half down the middle.
I know that folks used to rip off their handles when putting pressure on them in muni and trials, but it seems bizarre that a handle should crack from a relatively gentle one-time impact with the ground. Is this common for ribbed KH handles? Or perhaps there was a defect in the plastic? Any thoughts?
- Why is there always, ALWAYS someone there to witness your one bail in ages? Despite it being a pretty casual ride, I was wearing my overkill Harbringers and kneepads, so no skin was donated to the asphalt (I occasionally UPD at the most unlikely times and I have to save my joints for…well, everything else).