Ben asked me to post this. He was just doing some trials over at the Rochelle skate park when he landed a jump and caved in his wheel. This was his original trials uni from 2002 when he was quite a bit lighter than his current 185 lbs. so I supposed it’s time for an upgrade. But he says he managed to land the move in spite of the explosion. The old Profile hub and cranks survived.
I don’t believe the spokes were adjusted properly after the profile hub was switched with the original. I think this cause stress points on the rim.
Also, I’m using the double air seat because I didn’t want to bother changing it back to a normal miyata cover. The seat already had the carbon fiber base and the handle/bumpers were from the old style miyata seats. The ones before they switched to the cheaper plastic.
Suggestions on a new 36 spoke rim? I plan to keep the same Hub/crank assembly.
Edit: The spokes were not Ti. None of the actual spokes broke. If you look closely, they all just pulled through.
Plus you landed right on the seam of the rim which is the weakest spot of any rim. My suggestion is that you make sure the place you land on the rim or where you hop is not the same place the seam is. Thats a nasty one! but freaking AWESOME that it lasted you that long
I agree, I don’t think the location of the seam was though of when putting the profile set in the wheel. I bent my freestyle rim a few weeks before this too. That was an old torker bought before the trials though.
Oh, I did take quite a long break of not riding. It sat, with my other uni’s, in the garage for probably close to 5 years while I went through high school and started college.