Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Durability Testing At XC Nationals in Sun Valley

bikerumor pic of the day Durability Testing At XC National championships in Sun Valley, idaho

Photos submitted by Kyle Ireton, “Had to finish the MTB Nationals on just the rim and took the harder rock wall path to test the durability.”

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Durability Testing At XC Nationals in Sun Valley


MTBLuck - 07/12/12 - 7:20am

Just purchased that wheelset (American Classic Race 29), Glad to see there that strong.

Echotraveler - 07/12/12 - 8:55am


Nt - 07/12/12 - 9:13am


Mr. P - 07/12/12 - 10:43am

I think the 2nd pic should be pic of the day! wow!

Steve M - 07/12/12 - 11:20am

Sorry- that $400 wheel deserves better. Got to love a sponsored rider.

KyeIreton - 07/12/12 - 11:50am

For a little bit more info on it I wrote it up. The tire burped a mile from the finish and rolled off the rim which bent the edge to the point of ruining the wheel so I decided to just ride it in since it was toast. More of a read if you like:

Kovas - 07/12/12 - 11:55am

But will it blend? That is the question…

BF - 07/12/12 - 12:02pm

well….looking at his face I can say is not going to pay for that….

JoeKing - 07/12/12 - 12:13pm

If he was not in the lead…whats the point of trashing equipment & taking unnecessary risks?

Chris - 07/12/12 - 12:17pm

He’s got balls. Taking that rock descent with pretty much no front traction was a death wish.

JoeKing - 07/12/12 - 12:29pm

Gotta love his sense of values too…

I’ll destroy a $400 wheel, but I won’t leave the $80 tire on the trail (he must be an environ-mentalist)..Yeah thats it.

Michelle - 07/12/12 - 1:56pm

Joe, don’t be such a hater. Kyle is not only a great kid, but a terrific athlete. And he rode that rim down the rock garden because he could. Can’t say that for many other riders out there. Nice job at Nats, Kyle.

Gregg C. - 07/12/12 - 2:15pm

Awesome job, Kyle!

Robert - 07/12/12 - 2:53pm

I love how so many people have a negative comment about EVERYTHING. What is with internet forums/comment sections? You could give away a free vacation and people would still have a negative comment.

Merlin - 07/12/12 - 3:32pm

Good job Kyle! wow a lot of haters… it’s your rim, you can do whatever the hell you want with it.

electronic chain - 07/12/12 - 3:57pm

MTBLuck, you mean THEY’RE not THERE

Karl - 07/12/12 - 4:13pm

Yeah Kyle! Rock that rim!

Bob - 07/12/12 - 4:29pm

@Kovas, It will blend! And I agree with Robert, you guys are downers. He said the rim was already destroyed! Hmm, walk a mile or two carrying the bike or just save the tire and ride it? Not a tough question if you ask me.

Ricky - 07/12/12 - 4:54pm

Hey Joe King- Just curious, what do “Destroying” a $400 wheel and leaving a tire on the side of the trail have in common when talking about the environment?

Warp - 07/13/12 - 4:50am

Well and did the rim survived the test?

anthony - 07/13/12 - 7:45am

I guess all the haters would be the ones with the dnf’s on their resume’s. Good job Kyle !

mellow - 07/13/12 - 9:21am

riding out always beats walking…

MGreen - 07/13/12 - 4:23pm

surviving is making it to the bottom without implosion, In this case I’d be willing to bet it made it

IJBCape - 07/14/12 - 12:29am

Sick. Might as well.

Carsarecoffins - 07/14/12 - 9:30pm

This guy was staying at the same hotel as me and it was amazing how tru his wheel still was after this.

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