Aaron Gwin suffered brake failure at the World Championships in September.
caused by a delayed reaction from a crash earlier in the season that caused
some metal to rub against the inside of his brake hose in a way that couldn't
be detected by Gwin or his mechanic. Unfortunately, the hose finally failed
during Aaron's final run at the World Championships. Unable to ride as he
normally would, Gwin used this big jump late in the course to show off his
classic "goon riding" skills for his fans.
Photo: Gian Paolo Galloni