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E-Bike Explodes Under Australian Man, Causes Bush Fire

— Nine News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) January 14, 2019

An Australian man was cruising up a hill on his electric road bike (a modified Pinarello Dogma F8, for the bike nerds out there) when the battery caught fire and exploded, resulting in a small bush fire on the side of the road. The bike, while not electric in its stock configuration, was modified with an electric hub motor rear wheel, according to Forbes.

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The rider attempted to put out the fire himself, but was forced to back off when the CO2 cartridges in his saddle bag overheated and started exploding. In the video, the carbon frame appears completely melted from the heat. A passing fire truck eventually put out the blaze, and the rider was treated for minor burns. 

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Sam Reynolds’ Brutal Crash on the DarkFEST Course
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Sam Reynolds’ Brutal Crash on the DarkFEST Course

Sam Reynolds’ Brutal Crash on the DarkFEST Course

It’s hard not to wince while watching Sam Reynolds crash on this behemoth of a trick jump for the 2019 DarkFEST. Apparently, the lip on this thing is about 16-feet tall with an almost 50-foot gap. Just looking at it will make your stomach flip upside down.  RELATED: Backflips on a Trail Bike are Fun Reynolds was the first to guinea pig the jump, which is always risky. Trying to gauge the speed, he hit the lip too high and was forced to bail. Unfortunately, his left hand and wrist took the

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Check out Adolf Silva’s Insane Save from DarkFest
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Check out Adolf Silva’s Insane Save from DarkFest

Check out Adolf Silva’s Insane Save from DarkFest

When you’re hitting some of the biggest MTB jumps in the world, there really is absolutely no room for error. Darkfest, the next event of the infamous FEST series has quietly been taking place in South Africa, and riders have been sessioning booters better suited for motocross. How about this line from Adolf Silva following Nicholi Rogatkin? RELATED: SRAM Releases Wireless Drivetrain and Dropper Post A casual road gap leads into a f***ed-up-big step up, and then into a bit of a scare as Silva

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Powder Magazine and More Acquired by American Media Inc.
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Powder Magazine and More Acquired by American Media Inc.

Powder Magazine and More Acquired by American Media Inc.

are a few publications that have been recently scooped up by American Media Inc (AMI). If you’ve spent any time at the grocery store you’ve seen a few of AMI’s other publications lining the checkout stand: It appears that the company is looking to move into the action sports realm. RELATED: Far Out Wins Film of the Year at the Powder Awards According to Forbes, the media group acquired 14 adventure sports and media brands from TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network (ASN). All in all,