I built the bike up with SRAM XO, Stan’s wheels and carbon bars/seatpost. It is an incredibly light (24 lbs with pedals and cages) and nimble handling bike for a 29er. I am extremely happy with the ride. I rode a fully carbon 29er for a while until I got this bike built. My frame is […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike – Final"
I’ve started painting my own frames more on my last few builds. It gives me a sense of full ownership in the process and I can make any final changes if I don’t like the color, etc. (Plus I really can’t afford the 800+ bucks for the pros) Painting is just has difficult as the […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike Frame – Paint"
As racing season is coming closer, one of my main concerns is my MCL recovery. Generally speaking the knee has been good. I’ve skied, ran, biked, hiked and lifted weights on it without any major incidents. However, the demands of training can be much greater than any of those items in isolation. The thousands of […]Read more "MCL – Update"
Getting onto the build, I didn’t have too many problems. It was pretty straight forward and the heavier mountain bike specific tubing gives the welder a bit more freedom in the process. The aggressively sloped and curved stays definitely were a challenge for mitering and for getting balanced. I think I did a good job […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike Frame – Build"