Ride Report: the Orbea Occam

A poppy, nimble, lightweight bike that punches above its weight when things get rough…  That’s right- this is the ORBEA OCCAM RIDE REPORT!  I don’t like the word “review” since I’m not exactly your average rider, or even the intended user for most mountain bike products, but I’m happy to share my own experiences with…

Sigh. Crashing at 6 in dang morning!

Yes, we all have our tumbles.  As you all know, I’m certainly no exception! Ever notice that PNW logo on my handlebars? No, I’m not repping my locale that hard- or wait, maybe I am- but that’s actually a company that my friend Aaron runs! PNW Components makes some high end controls, including bars, stems,…

How to MANUAL!

You can see the full how to manual video here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37684861 Welcome everyone!  I hope you’ve all been doing well during this wild time.  If you’ve been following my YouTube channel during the month of May, then you’ve seen that I’m posting a ton of ride vlogs, to the point that every weekday I’ve got…

Oldest bike brand of all time? The story of Orbea.

Admittedly, until trying the Occam- I didn’t have a ton of knowledge about the company, but recently, I found out they have a really cool back story. 

Orbea has actually been around since 1840! It was founded by the Orbea Brothers in the Basque Country in Spain. But they didn’t make bikes…

XC ride on the Occam!

Yep! Another trail vlog!! It ended up not being so much of a XC ride… I succumbed to the shred. I rode down a trial sponsored by Janicki, which was awesome, because Galbraith is actually a “tree farm” aka logging property, and Janicki is the logging company that owns it. It’s pretty rad that they…

By Request: AIR CHAIR

Thanks to viewer Johnny Corners for the request to shoon on Air Chair! I did a much “fancier” video a few years ago, before the trail got logged, which you can watch here. We are so lucky to have Galbraith Mountain open for mountain biking here in Bellingham, WA, and that’s thanks to the WMBC,…

Dawn Patrol on the RipmoV2

I’ve been riding the Orbea Occam quite a bit lately, and I’m hoping to do a wrap-up video on my thoughts on that bike, but I’m riding the RipmoV2 here to get reacquainted with my standard for 29” long travel bikes. This thing is FAST, it honestly got a little sketchy on the descent! The…

Fixing the Galbraith Parking situation!

The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition does GREAT things for MTB advocacy and stewardship in Whatcom County, and they need our help! The parking situation at Galbraith Mountain is dire. As it stands, the parking lot only holds 30 cars – for the whole mountain! This has led to a ton of people needing to park…