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Video: Tom Van Steenbergen Takes One Of the Gnarliest Crashes Ever

First off, we’re so stoked that Tom Van Steenbergen is alive after taking this slam. He managed to come out of this most wicked of slams with a broken femur and rib, a punctured lung and some pretty bad internal bleeding…but says he’s on the mend. Healing vibes to you, sir.

From Tom’s Instagram:

“On Monday I went up to guinea pig my road gap before it snowed. The run in and landing were frozen solid but I went for it anyways. I broke my femur, a rib and punctured my lung. All these injuries have been super manageable, but there were some other complications that made my first two days hell. I lost a lot of blood, but I’m so damn stoked to be home now. Can’t thank @basvsteenbergen @vaeaverbeeck enough for dealing with this shitty situation so well. Thanks @kiannahamilton for making me meals at the hospital and taking care of me now. I’m already putting weight on my leg, lifting and bending it on my own with no pain killers. I’ll be back soon.”

So insane. Thanks for sharing! I just showed this to like 10 people at our real estate office and they were all shocked.

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We Are One is a small brand manufacturing carbon mountain bike parts out of Kamloops, BC. Check out our thoughts on their Union enduro wheelset. Max Ritter photo. Last fall, we ran a roundup of some of our favorite carbon fiber mountain bike wheels here on TGR Tested and found out just how different the ride quality and durability can be across the board when it comes to putting high-end hoops on your bike. This year, we wanted to dig a little deeper into this special little segment of

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