Find a loved one, hold them close, and brace yourself for some seriously brutal footage
Go inside your mind palace and picture your mountain bike. Got it? OK. Good. Now, try to picture your mountain bike without its suspension fork. Looks odd, doesn’t it? Looks, well, it doesn’t really look much like your mountain bike anymore does it? Well imagine a scenario where you discover your mountain bike is inexplicably missing its fork, at the exact same time you get a DVD in the post.
What’s on the DVD? What the hell’s on it? You say these questions out loud but then you remember you live alone. You’ve always lived alone. Just you, your mountain bike, and the call of the trails. You don’t need companionship. Never have, never will. Companionship is for the weak, the needy; life’s losers. Turning the mystery DVD over in your hands, you think about watching it but are scared of what you might see on there if you do.
“RIP suspension fork. U r wiv da angles now.”
After roughly 10 minutes of looking at the disc, you decide that it’s not going to insert itself into the DVD player and so tentatively make your move. A button is pressed. The disc-tray comes out, you gently place the disc down before sending the tray back from whence it came. There’s a brief moment when nothing happens and then it’s there. Up on your flatscreen. Footage of your fork clamped in a hydraulic press.
You take sharp intake of breath. What is this? What’s happening? You pinch yourself in a mad, desperate, attempt to wake yourself from the nightmare. A friendly Scandinavian voice speaks: “Yeah, everything is now ready.”
“Ready for what? READY FOR WHAT?!” you shout, with panic in your voice and beads of sweat cascading down your forehead.
The hydraulic press kicks into life. The sound it makes. The horror, oh the horror. You watch, not wanting to but unable to stop yourself, as your mountain bike fork gets mangled and disfigured by the sheer force being put on it from above. It’s brutal. It’s savage. It’s the Hydraulic Press YouTube Channel doing the only thing they know; crushing stuff with a hydraulic press.
RIP suspension fork. U r wiv da angles now. Video below.
If you’re still with us, and you’ve got the stomach for it, here’s what a saddle looks like before and after a hydraulic press session:
If you’re still with us, and you’ve got the stomach for it, here’s what a bike lock looks like before and after a go in the big HP:
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