How to break your XTP mod:

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by AndyT, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    fyi thats not the xtp...it got cracked the day before on the same move.
     
  2. average mike

    average mike Guest

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    Wow. No wonder he cracked/broke the headtube area thing, it looks weak anyways.
     

  3. Andreas

    Andreas All About Trials

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    hmmm. that's damn big hehe
    anyway, wouldn't most frames crack under that kind of stress? i would think so.
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    that looks a little big...

    how to make a frame more exotic- weld thin tubing to a big machined headtube.... unless they made the tubing on the new xtp butted and much thicker at the ends, i dont see how those frames are going to hold up as well as the last ones with just gussets... then again- i dont really know what im talking about.
     
  5. RomanR

    RomanR DualDisc 26"

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    some deal from trials-forum. who knows though.

     
  6. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    yeah I read that.


    I also don't believe it for a second....its a prototype, they are supposed to break...especially with his insane force.
     
  7. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    same as your bike.. go take a look at it.
     
  8. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Youre right though Kevin.

    Going from solid lump to thin (1.2mm, at a guess) tube in a distance of less than a few mm causes a massive stress riser. Its no wonder his frame broke. (That quote on TF is from Fred Savage, UK Koxx distributor, who's nose is comparable to that of Pinocchio (wish i could spell...)).

    It had no gusset on the Proto version, something im sure they'll fix for the production frame. Nothing wrong with a proto frame breaking if its been front hooked 1.76m repeatedly!! (The pic is of the 1.99m hook he didnt make, but tried a few times)
     
  9. tomacropod

    tomacropod Rum Pig

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    pinocchio is right, congrats tart, you can spell despite your nationality.

    - Joel
     
  10. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    phat farm Yo! Holler!!