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…

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…

Following the famous #followcamfriday- not just on Friday, but for a whole week!

This mountain biking trip to Sedona was so much fun, big thanks to Nate Hills of #followcamfriday for combining forces with my own #kendallweedclassic!  Check out Nate’s YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCywMHpWJsb9GXD0lakYf6WA Nate Hills: https://www.instagram.com/natehills1/ Kyle Mears: https://www.instagram.com/mearsofmoab/  AND USE KYLE’S SHUTTLE in MOAB: https://wholeenchiladashuttles.com/ Lars Romig: https://www.instagram.com/lromig/ James Weingarten: https://www.instagram.com/jamesweingarten/ My sponsors: Ibis Cycles at Jenson…

Hangover Trail with the CREW!

Before you do anything else, check out Nate Hills’ video from this same ride HERE: https://youtu.be/H6gLl819vU8 Nate and I have known each other for YEARS, as we were both super into the racing scene for a long time.  Fast forwards to 2019, and Nate is faster than ever, while I’m simply sending it as big…

vicious cactus attacks mountain biker!

Immediately after landing in Arizona, I drove my trusty rental truck north to try out a trail that Rob Drew had told me about- Pass Mountain Trail.  I had little idea of what I should be expecting, but I did bring some pliers along! See Rob’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/therobdrew/?hl=en! All purchases at the below links…

Surviving or thriving? 72 hours of desert!

Mountain biking in sunny Arizona is phenomenal!  In a twist of events, I ended up with airfare to Mesa (a suburb of Phoenix) for a long weekend.  With no real “budget” or anything, I just wanted to ride with some locals, getting as much bike time as possible, and hopefully with minimal cactus incidents! While…

Trail Intern: La Milagrosa in Tucson, AZ

Jeff Lenosky and his Trailboss series of videos are super fun – especially his episode of mountain biking La Milagrosa trail in Tuscon Arizona! “J-Lo” is not just a trials wizard- he helped usher in today’s world of progressive MTB street riding, laying down some SICK video parts in the original freeride films.  I had…

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…

Riding Durango: old bike psyche!

I didn’t give them much intro, I just said bring your old bike and be yourself.  That was my own plan, at least, so it seemed prudent to invite the locals to do the same.  Vintage bikes have always been cool in my book, and particularly so if they can still somewhat shred by modern day standards.