Do you ride in the rain???

While it’s a way of life here in the Pacific North West, I’m asking this question because not all climates have suitable terrain for wet weather riding.

Adjusting the Fox 36 Fork Travel

Changing the travel of a 2018 or 2019 Fox 36 mountain bike fork is surprisingly easy, though it does require purchasing a new air shaft in the correct length for the new travel configuration. In this video I take you through the general procedure to do this, and I explain a few little tips that…

Do you notice hub engagement?

#keeppedaling #workhardriderharder #myi9 Check out Industry Nine over at Jenson USA (affiliate JKW link!): http://bit.ly/IndustryNineJKW Podcast with Jacob McGahey, Industry Nine vice president: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kendall-vs-kendall-ep-10-sea-otter-classic-jacob-mcgahey/id1386409671?i=1000435311459 Industry Nine Torch vs Hydra hubs – how are they different on the trail? What’s up guys!  Some of you might be obsessed with fast engaging hubs.  Me?  Well, I’m going…

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Fitting a looooooong dropper post

Modern mountain bikes are literally designed around dropper seat posts, and the name of the game has quickly become how to fit the longest possible drop post into your frame.  With frames having various possible insertion depths, and with steeper seat angles, the measurements you’ll need to buy the correct post might not be as…

Component Compatibility Pitfalls

Ever wondered about building a custom mountain bike?  Well, there’s a lot to it, and I figured as I build up my own new dream bike, this Ibis Mojo HD4 wonder machine, I could explain some of the potential pitfalls to avoid when choosing components for a modern trail bike. My Mojo HD4 build!  All…

For Her build: my wife’s Ripley LS!

My wife is 5’3” and rides a size small Ibis Ripley LS- and it’s among her most favorite mountain bikes! She’s been riding an Ibis Ripley since 2014, and she’s always loved the bike, as it has a playful, yet confident, feel. Check out the Ripley LS over at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2zZvgIn The stock build…

BIG tires VS little bike: new shoes on the Mojo 3!

Now that I’ve got the geometry and suspension more dialed in on the little Mojo 3, it’s time to get into some of the finer details, and set this bike up to shred! I had been rocking a simple WTB Frequency i25 wheelset (only $240 here at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2J4MGXn) and it was working just…

Mojo Ti full bike check!

Alas! I finally got this rad bike onto some ripping singletrack! I might be dating myself here, but when I started riding in the mid 1990s, this type of bike was standard. And honestly, these cross country bikes are very capable! My first “real” bike had even steeper geometry than this Ibis, and I remember…