All posts tagged MTB

  • Trails to Shred: North Umpqua Trail, Oregon

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    Attention Oregon: you should go shred North Umpqua Trail. While I’ve never made it to Oregon, I know it’s only a matter of time before I pay the good ole’ northwest a visit. I’ve spend some time in Seattle and absolutely loved it, so I know a stint in Portland is on the horizon, especially being that so many of my friends have migrated there.

    Adventure Journal just posted a little feature on the North Umpqua trails which has me beyond excited to get back on the mountain bike next week (I’ll be visiting the USA for a whole month!). Starting near Maidu Lake (aka the NUT), you’ve got 79 miles of rolling singletrack which is broken into 11 smaller sections; so either tackle a few parts or more if you’re really feeling it.

    So Oregon friends – who’s been here and is it worth a trip? I already know the answer to the second question, so scratch that.

  • The History of M: Intense Cycles



    I’m not a huge downhill buff, but this right here is awesome.

    The M1 by Intense Cycles was one of the first DH bikes to break the 5” rear travel mark back in the 90s, a feat unheard of until until 1994. The first M-1 used a McPerson strut and air shock design, which made it possible for the extra travel. To put it in perspective, there weren’t even forks with over 3” of travel. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the M series by Intense was breaking some serious ground. I won’t go into much more detail though, ‘cause the guys over at PinkBike have this story on lock.

    Head on over to PinkBike to learn all about the history of the Intense Cycles M bikes.

  • MTB Project – Trail Finder App


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    Man, how did I not hear about this?

    The MTB Project is a website and mobile app that allows you to find trails in your area through your phone’s location. I can’t even begin to describe how much I miss mountain biking right now, but for all my friends back home who live in mtb-friendly regions, you should give this app a look.

    It’s all user-generated, so it’s steadily growing, but currently has over 34,000 miles of trail with carefully curated photos and video to accompany the maps. You can also share trails with friends and even find the best viewpoints and points of attraction.

    Be sure to head on over to the MTB Project and give this a look!


  • Fat Chance Is Back!

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    I got so hyped when I first saw this…

    Looks like Fat Chance Bicycles is coming out of hibernation and ready to make you your new favorite mountain bike.  If I was back in the states, I’d be showin’ my Fat (my old, crusty Monster Fat) over on Instagram at #FatChanceBicycles & @FatChanceBicycles.

    Can’t wait to start seeing the new batches of frames!


  • Beast Coasters 4.1 – Saxon Hill in Essex, VT

    As if I didn’t miss mountain biking and Vermont enough before…The latest from Beast Coasters has me wishing I was ripping beer laps at Saxon Hill with the homies. Here’s Issac Allair, Adam Morse and Jordan Newth getting their shred on in good ‘ole Essex, Vermont.

  • Paul Powerglide Rear Derailluer Sells For Over $1,000


    Holy crap! I’ve spent many a days drooling over the Paul Powerglide only to realize I’d never have the cash to splurge on such a component. Well, this derailleur recently sold for over $1,000 on eBay and the folks over at Bike Mag did a great job of explaining why.

    Make sure to check out the article on Bike Mag.


  • Sycip Hardtail Mountain Bike

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    It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a beautiful bicycle…my apologies. With my new gig (skateboarding all day), my internet surfing has really taken a downward spiral. I simply haven’t had quite as much time to drool over pretty bikes all day.

    Anyway, this Sycip from Alan Tansey is beautiful. There really is nothing like a 1×9 steel hardtail mountain bike. Check out some more of Alan’s shots on his Flickr. The paintjob reminds me of an old-school Bianchi Grizzly…so rad.


  • Budnitz MTN Mountain Bike


    A while back, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to test a prototype of the Budnitz MTN 650b titanium mountain bike. If you read the review, you’ll know that I was particularly excited about responsiveness of the frame and the surprising agility the 650b wheels provided. As a long-time 26” curmudgeon, I was quickly taken back by how much a difference the extra 1.5” in wheel circumference added. I did indeed, call the ride quality “magic”.

    Since the first incarnation of a Budnitz mountain bike, they’ve swapped a few things out for their latest build including a 14-speed Rohloff hub and a White Brothers LOOP suspension fork. Oh yeah, and the crispy matte black paint? Looks pretty slick. See this beautiful bicycle in greater detail below. Be sure to read up more on the Budnitz MTN on their site.


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