You can see in the comments that ibis warrantied the frame. Are you saying the HDR is weaker than the HD? I doubt that.JRA...
They were getting some decent height there and the shock was possibly the wrong size? Otherwise, I bet he was wishing for that extra 1/2lb of material the HD has.... strong, light, cheap; pick any two.
It is an impressive catastrophic failure for sure.
^^^...THIS! Um, IMO that's some ballzy riding.I've never met anyone who goes this big in those conditions!
Man I'd love to ride like that but at 43 my days of starting to hit big stuff anre dwindling....I think there was simply something wrong with the frame. The shock was the standard Fox Coil that Ibis offers as an option for the HDR. But yes, the swing broke right where the cut aways for the tire is, not so strange since it is probably the weakest point of the seatstays. Any way, ibis replaced the frame and all damaged parts with out question. If you're interested in a better view of the trail, here's a really nice video of Mathias riding his HD on it during summer. 1 Lap at Oddride: 1 Lap at Oddride - YouTube