ARC8 does not ignore the controversy and announces that it is investigating the causes of this failure

Mountain bike 14/06/23 10:50 Migue A.

During the Lenzerheide World Cup we saw a surprising failure in the ARC8 Evolve FS of the young Swedish Jakob Söderqvist. An image that has had a lot of repercussion and that the brand has not wanted to avoid. Far from it, the German manufacturer has published a press release announcing that they are studying the case and will soon provide information on the causes of the breakage.

ARC8 announces that it is investigating the reason for this surprising breakage: "we are already conducting a thorough examination of the frame"

Here you can read the news we published about this surprising failure and in which we already anticipated that it could be an exceptional case. This is confirmed by the German brand ARC8 in a recent press release, and they have announced that they will share the causes of the breakage as soon as they have the results of the study. Here is the full press release.


"At yesterday's MTB World Cup in Lenzerheide, there was a crash at the start of the U23 race. The frame of Swedish rider Jakob Söderqvist broke in the bottom bracket area. We were very surprised as we had never seen such a situation before. At the same time, we are relieved that the rider himself was not injured.

Immediately after the incident, we contacted Jakob on-site, took possession of the frame for detailed investigations, and provided him with a new frame for his upcoming races. This allows him to continue his training today and participate in the MTB World Cup in Leogang next week.

We currently consider this to be an isolated incident, but we take the quality of our products and the safety of all ARC8 riders very seriously. Together with our supplier, engineers, and testing team, we are already conducting a thorough examination of the frame to determine the cause and circumstances as quickly as possible.

Once we have further information, we will provide updates at this location."



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ARC8 no esquiva la polémica y anuncia que está investigando las causas de esta avería