29er Mountain Bike – Final

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 […]

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MCL – Update

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 […]

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29er Mountain Bike Frame – Build

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 […]

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