IT’S NEW BIKE DAY!!! The Ibis RIPMO 2

Back in carbon-to-carbon comparisons, the geometry of the Ripmo 2 feels better than the old Ripmo Carbon. It feels better in just about every situation to me and if I had to be more precise, I would say the slacker head angle and more progressive rear suspension provided a more balanced feel than the original Ripmo. The most noticeable trait to me is that the bike is easier to change direction on the trail.

CLIP VS FLAT PEDALS: Which are safer???

Flat (platform) pedals versus clipless (clip) pedals are a crazy hot button topic in mountain biking. Recently, I’ve switched over to riding exclusively flat pedals. A bunch of you have asked why, so we’ll get into it in this video! FYI, I am sponsored by Shimano and Jenson USA. I LOVE my Shimano GR9 flat…

RIPMO AF RIDE REPORT

Check out the new Ibis Ripmo AF here at Jenson USA! You all keep asking me how I’ve been enjoying the Ripmo AF, even though what you really want to ask me is “will you like a Ripmo AF”?  It’s time for a ride report! My Ripmo AF is not a stock bike.  Depending on…

This is SUPPOSED to be a video about grips…

GRIPS: I’ve used a lot of grips over the years, and I have enjoyed models from many different manufactures. That said, I’m really quite pleased with the new PNW Loam grip. With the big 3mm allen clamp, there’s only one clamp to fuss with, and with the clamp on the inside, the rubber end to…

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…