|Just anything can break: Send us more of that trash.|
|Bomb-proof bikes do not exist. If not just from stress, or metal fatigue after years of abuse, any bicycle part will
break or bend from the nasty attack of a gnarly concrete edge.
Heavy landing and crashes will only accelerate components' aging. To make the most of your bike, try to be as smooth as a cat.
Or it could just be your bones that won't take it.
|Samples of trashy bits.|
|Don't let any creaking noise non-identified before you ride. It is ok if your frame is breaking at the rear, but riding with a cracking fork is not a great idea.|
|Checking the bike|
Not a bad idea to check the frame and fork near the welds, and find out where that creaking comes from.
Also check the frame around the bottom bracket frame cage.
For the bars, chromoly will bend before it cracks, whereas aluminium just snaps with no warning. So it can be wise to replace your handlebars once a year if you do a lot of heavy landing.
|More metal fatigue|