Interesting article in BikeRadar.com
Balance at BikeRadar.com.Suspension fork company Fox Racing Shox claims the accident that left mountain biker Russell Pinder paralysed was caused by his own negligence.
The firm's lawyer told the High Court in London that the cyclist should have checked that the quick-release skewer on his front wheel was done up. He insisted the accident had not been caused by any "defect" in Mr Pinder's Fox Float 100R fork.
Mr Pinder, 44, of Blewberry, near Didcot, Oxfordshire, is now confined to a wheelchair after the front wheel of his bike came loose during a ride in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, in March 2003, and he was paralysed from the chest down.