HiLine Trail in Sedona

#Hilinetrail is one of the BEST mountain bike trails in Sedona, Arizona, and I was lucky enough to ride it with Nate Hills from #followcamfriday.  Before you do anything else, check out Nate’s video here: This is a fun run, and I wanted to post just a simple trail video to bring ya’ll along for…

2.6 tires- first look at new items from WTB!

  WTB Trailboss 2.6 tire at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x5cGwX WTB Vigilante 2.6 tire at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x670C8 Orange Seal tire sealant at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x7WmdQ The industry is QUITE excited about the new 2.6 size tires coming out!! WTB just released the Vigilante 2.6 as well as the Trailboss 2.6. I just got these tires…

The FUTURE? Ibis’s secret carbon innovations!

First off, today is the LAST DAY to WIN the custom painted PNW Components Range bar and stem!  Enter here! https://mailchi.mp/5d61c856f4a7/qs4icr67fl I worked at Ibis for 7 years, starting with some odd jobs, making it to the warehouse, then eventually landing in the sales room, managing 50% of all Ibis sales for about 5 years. …

Why should you use a dropper seatpost?

Mountain bikers have traditionally been stuck with a bit of a dilemma: set the saddle high enough to provide proper pedaling efficiency, and lose a ton of descending confidence, or set the post low enough to allow for rad jumps, but then be relegated to standing for all extended pedaling sections.  Alas- the dropper seat…

Thinking big

  The Pacific North West (“PNW”) has ALWAYS been, in my eyes, a mountain bike mecca. That glory doesn’t just fall towards one particular place, as the area as a whole has so much to offer the discerning rider.  My first trips to Oakridge, OR, in 2006 are still among my favorite memories.  The amount…

Costa Rica Sent Me to Rehab

Enter the PNW Components custom painted bar/stem giveaway here: https://mailchi.mp/5d61c856f4a7/qs4icr67fl Heal extra fast with a collagen supplement, I use Primal Kitchen Collagen: https://amzn.to/2mKh6DR Rehab you say???  That’s right- shoulder rehab!  Down in Costa Rica I crashed HARD.  And broke the front of my scapula!  Recovery is important, especially when it’s right in the middle of the…

It seemed like a good idea…

Failing sucks. We all have a fear of failure, that’s human nature. I had to leave the Los Angeles shoot this past march with the sounds of failure ringing in my ears, being unable to pull off one particularly rad stunt. I was highly invested in the move, as I really, really wanted to pull…

Kendall Vs Kendall Podcast

Time to do some wrenching on your bike?  Heading to the gym for a quick work out? Got a long drive to your favorite trailhead?  Then give these podcasts a listen!  After listening to podcasts for a few years, I finally got a chance to try one myself thanks to the guys at Jenson USA! …

Same saddle, different widths?!

WTB’s Volt saddle is a great example of why understanding saddle width is key in order to find what saddle will be most comfortable for you. Bike seats are a key component to get correctly sorted! I ride a WTB Volt 135 Carbon on my Ripley LS, and a WTB Volt 142 Team on my…

This video cost me $500!

Mountain biking is amazing, and part of why I love it is that it has always, to me, been a fringe sport. As an aging BMXer I’ll always identify with the grass roots beginnings of MTBing. However, in several amazing places in this world, the sport is more than just some weird thing that outcasts…