February 1, 2010

Fuentes vs. The Rock – 2007

Fuentes never told me about this, but he’s been riding this bike for more than 3 years this way now (including onto the pro podium for the MSC series). Yes, it’s 2 inches long, an inch wide, and has completely flattened the tube. Yes, the bike is still (as far as anyone can tell) safe to ride. Can’t imagine doing that to anything but a steel bike and riding away – he says the rock was the size of his head, and bloodied both shins as it bounced off the downtube.