Is Carbon Fiber too WEAK for MTB? (1 Run & 2 Cracked Bikes) Cracked Rims and Snapped Bars 12/20/21

Is Carbon Fiber too WEAK for MTB? (1 Run & 2 Cracked Bikes) Cracked Rims and Snapped Bars 12/20/21

We headed up to LA to hit AREA 51. We got rain recently and the boys have been busy digging and making new features. Ive been getting a ton of people inviting me out to hit it. I saw videos so I knew they made all the jumps bigger but I was blown away at how big they were.
On the climb up we checked out some of the jumps to see how much bigger everything was. Chris has hit it last week so he knew the speed for everything so he was going to lead the Party Train. We planned to hit the first section than set up camera and hike back up to film but 38 seconds into my run I cased one of the gaps. My rear slammed on the boulder and it cracked my rim. To be fair I dont think any rim would have survived, I had cushcore but the impact was too much, the gap was about 20 feet so it was a big impact. I saw this gap on the way up and knew it was bigger but what threw me off was the gap right before it only required trail speed. Right before the 2nd gap I saw Chris roost a berm so I thought we needed to slow down so I grabbed some brakes, but as soon as I made the berm I saw Chris take off, I put in 2 cranks but it wasn’t enough, I came up about a foot short.
My tire couldn’t hold air so I decided to just call it and be camera man. Mario, Adam and Conner hiked up to hit the gaps, I stayed at the bottom to film on the gap I cracked my rim. Unfortunately on the smaller gap Mario’s front tire washed out and he came up about 5 ft short. He front tire cased the knuckle and his Enve carbon bars snapped.
We are both lucky that neither one of us got hurt. I am disappointed my rims cracked but in a weird way I feel a little bit more confident going forward because I think an aluminum rim may have taco’d. Who knows, Im just lucky I didn’t get hurt. Spoke X already started the warranty process with We Are One and will be building me a new wheel. In the meantime Conner and Adam helped me swap over my cassette, cushcore and tire on my old I9 wheels so Im good to ride Bootleg Canyon this weekend in Vegas.

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  1. Róbert Sás on July 29, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    People use carbon in competition.
    If you crash etc don’t matter what material

  2. maior que cbum seminatural cbum semi natural on July 29, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    how is the strongest pedal?!

  3. Dharmraj D on July 29, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Pardip aavu roj kare Che

  4. John Craftenworth on July 29, 2022 at 11:07 pm


  5. Sid Thekid on July 29, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Toxic chemtrails only I can see

  6. Hmangaiha Fanai on July 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I can see myself falling every 5 meters🤗

  7. Ali Dabirnia on July 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Do y’all ever not crash?! lol I swear yall should be stunt men. I love your videos man takes some guts to do this stuff.

  8. anthony1228_03 on July 29, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Everyone’s bikes is just braking😭😭

  9. El_Floestro on July 29, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Dude I don’t want want to be that guy, but stop filming with your phone when you‘re driving. It‘s much more dangerous than every awesome run you hit with your bike.

  10. Unai Hernaez Auzmendi on July 29, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    If it’s good enough for f1, it’s good enough for mtb. Problem is mtb needs more money thrown into r+d.

  11. Dheeraj Giri on July 29, 2022 at 11:15 pm


  12. Crit teR on July 29, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Glad no one got hurt badly, but imo the real scary part about carbon is not when it breaks at the impact but instead looks like it is fine. But on the inside it is already damaged and after some time it suddenly breaks, most likely while under high pressure like a fast downhill (wheel) or after landing a high lump (bar). This is when you will get hurt really bad, so if you do stuff like this regularly maybe use Alu bars as they are much easier to check for bends and stuff to identify damage. Im pretty sure carbon always is stronger (and lighter) if the build quality of both is equal (most of the time people would be better of with a high price aluminium wheel than a cheap carbon one) but even with strongest carbon one you can get after some of these hard impacts like in the video you would not know 100% if it is still safe or not.

  13. Rohita Samsohang on July 29, 2022 at 11:22 pm


  14. sxRokey on July 29, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    0:40 that voicecrack hahaha

  15. Dheeraj Giri on July 29, 2022 at 11:26 pm


  16. BrixSteezy on July 29, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I stick to aluminum parts, better for my handlebars to bend rather than to crack and get me off guard

  17. Emon Paul on July 29, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Nice video🥰♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  18. guardia exe j on July 29, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Hola no ablo ingles

  19. Nicholas Uyeno on July 29, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Mad respect for the builders! Love this spot! Hope I can get out there sooner than later!

  20. Sampraneet Das on July 29, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Love from my india

  21. John C Antony on July 29, 2022 at 11:28 pm


  22. Oxi Ros on July 29, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    that’s why I bought a full suspension steel frame from Ferrum bikes.

  23. Bangbangboy on July 29, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Iwan ko sau hindi ka nman kano. Magtagalog ka uy arte mo

  24. Dinner-fork tongue on July 29, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Sometimes we all gotta stop and think "what the heck am I doing with my life?". Glad you got your answers and left the thug bull behind, Tommy. You look way better shredding a bike than you do with a gun in hand, I guarantee this.

    Carbon fiber is _treacherous._ When it fails, it fails catastrophically and without any warning. I don’t trust carbon ANYWHERE that steel or aluminium can’t do the same job.

  25. Jimmy Pemberton on July 29, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story, love the videos.

  26. Outerstellar on July 29, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    I there something else in this sport besides breaking bikes/parts, buying new bikes/parts, and getting traumatized?

  27. YeboiMJAY on July 29, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Really want to try trail’s like that 😄

  28. Brennan Gillen on July 29, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    My brother snapped both sides of his carbon bars at sea otter classic downhill race. Thang God for full face helmets or it would have been worse

  29. Techtard on July 29, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Carbon Fiber is not the miracle material that it is made out to be.

    While being "strong", it is also fragile. Similar to the difference between hard and tough.

    Hard is fragile, soft is tough. You need the right balance for the given activity.

  30. Étienne Béliveau on July 29, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    damn dudeeee

  31. NG.㋛︎ KAPU..999 on July 29, 2022 at 11:42 pm


  32. iPT dar2I on July 29, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    sorry i guess i was wrong

  33. Michael Pulido on July 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Hey brother recent subscriber.
    Been loving your content as I’m just getting back into MTB after over 17yrs in the Army (almost to retirement). Used to ride when I was younger in San Diego. Anyway this video hit hom bro as I used to be caught up in the street life and it was just one right person that came into my life and believed in me. Now at 36 I have served proudly, have an amazing wife and 3 children and am truly blessed. Love what you do brother, and I’m sure your kindness goes a long way.
    Hey anyway I can order one of these jerseys your rocking? I need to rep Cali out here in Kansas man.

  34. Passport To Nowhere on July 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    this is why you NEVER buy a used carbon bike….

  35. DivinerDan on July 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Totally real carbon fiber just wouldn’t break like that. It’s bulletproof. Have you seen hydraulic press videos on carbon fiber? It can take absolutely incredible amounts of force.

  36. One Man Army on July 29, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    10:16 come on bro, try to put a stick inside to finish the trial 😇

  37. Bj north on July 29, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Terrible – never seen that !

  38. Jomi Garrucho on July 29, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Must be hard to pedal your bike the the size of your balls

  39. Slyztercore Veanged on July 29, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    The thing about carbon fiber is, it is really hard to make a good carbon fiber parts. There are reason why hypercar that use carbon fiber is so expensive. Its because developing carbon fiber parts is not like fiberglass. If you making fiberglass you can simply make it. But for carbon fiber, during the process the direction of carbon fiber is important to determined its strength, hardness or even flexibility of certain application. Meaning that each parts need different process. Not to mention the treating of carbon fiber when you bake it. It also determined the quality. To get that perfectly is hard. Todays to much manufactured using carbon fiber iam not even surprised if the quality is bad because their marketing only about carbon fiber not about the quality. Take koenigseeg for example. To test their hardness and reliability of their carbon fiber bodywork they reserve a car to beat it up not only by machine but by a man also. You can take a sheet of carbon fiber and give them the same quality and baking process but the direction of carbon fiber is different during the process. And try bending it, and you see that one will bend and one will be so hard to even bend it.

  40. chris numnuts on July 29, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    never going to do that sport I love my bike to much and my body parts in that context

  41. Lawrence lopez on July 29, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    carbon rims yes carbon handle bar hard no.

  42. Rider samir 2M on July 29, 2022 at 11:53 pm


  43. Jesse Juliano on July 29, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    All the idiots who defend carbon fibre for this kind of biking.. like, it in theory *can* be stronger than alloys but most of the time it wont actually be made to be stronger. The minor weight savings for stuff like handlebars or a rim isn’t worth the danger of failure. whens the last time you ever heard of someones alloy handlebars SNAP from a jump like that?

    Carbon fibre makes sense for stuff like road racing cyclists or whatever but not gnarly downhill stuff like this.

  44. Dale Gross on July 29, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    I’m definitely down with your second chance mentality, along with your own personal redemption and success story. Thank you for sharing and encouraging others employers to provide jobs for those with criminal records.

  45. Bad Santa on July 29, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Why do you call everyone "girl"?

  46. LyuBaBy on July 29, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Bạn là người việt nam

  47. cosworth itsworth on July 29, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    lol cheap ass carbon, theres a reason why its used in race cars

  48. Jonathan Free on July 29, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    So carbon fiber is good but if it doesn’t have a coating over it UV light can break it down. If you don’t use carbon fiber right as a manufacturer it will fail.

  49. Larry MacDonald on July 30, 2022 at 12:01 am

    If it’s from china… it’s crap, carbon fibre or not…..

  50. F. Meyer on July 30, 2022 at 12:03 am

    No no no carbon is sooo much stronger 😂 Sorry man, but i had to laugh, had that debate about alloy over steel decades ago, alloy parts have been cracking and breaking all the way, then the same thing with carbon over alloy, … you know you have to replace alloy and carbon parts after every crash to be somewhat save ?! i dont know what to say. On top of that, saving weight on the static parts of your bike has low effect, but 300gr on each tire or rim will make a big difference. i can hit my bike with an hammer and it wont break on the next jump, thats the nice thing about steelbikes. just saying 😉